Bring Out the Best: Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

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Over the last few weeks I have deviated from my usual blog content to encourage you to focus on yourself. I hope the holiday break allowed you to push pause and focus on what is most important to you. To take in what you are grateful for and to give some thought to what you […]

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5 Steps To Bring Out The Best

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I’m curious, what has been working for you when applying your Strengths knowledge with your teams? I continue to meet leaders who, through their employers, have taken the Strengths assessment but are not supported in applying their newly realized Strengths. So, they are left struggling, sensing there is untapped possibility but not sure how to […]

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Bring Out the Best Using Brain Science

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Are you a part of a high-performance team, a team that you look forward to working with? If you are, where is the growth edge for you and your team? If you are not, what would it take to become a high-performance team? This past week I had the privilege of delivering another Strengths Based […]

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A Structure for Authentic Leader Development

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Having a structure and a plan to follow makes our journey a bit easier, as with establishing any new habit. Here, again, Bill George and his colleagues provide us with the process (or path) to obtaining more of those puzzle pieces we link together to become an Authentic Leader. As you read this series of […]

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To Be Authentic, Align Your Values

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Once we become aware, the real challenge sets in – living who we are and how we show up with our stated values, strengths and purpose. It takes courage and commitment to live in alignment with our foundational pieces and, through our strengths, show confident vulnerability in our relationships. Stay motivated and committed to the journey […]

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How to Create the Authentic Leader Profile

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For me, Bill George represents how an Authentic Leader shows up, inspires and influences. His work aligns with what I have found to be powerful and true for my clients over time – knowing and articulating your values, strengths and purpose (or calling) is the essential foundation for Authentic Leadership. Throughout my personal development journey, […]

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The Puzzle with Leadership Authenticity

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Often, we are drawn to the idea of great ideas and concepts, but stumble in the formation and execution. Arriving at being an Authentic Leader is no exception. I see the process of becoming an Authentic Leader as a gigantic 1000-piece puzzle – each little piece holding equal importance and significance. Gaining power when connected to other pieces, they form clusters – […]

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Authentic Leaders: Where are they?

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Self-Awareness and the Hero’s Journey can be some of the pieces in your ‘becoming an Authentic Leader’ puzzle. Through coaching dozens of successful leaders who are in search of their ‘What’s Next’, or their greater contribution, I see them become more in touch with themselves. They become more inspiring, more courageous and more vulnerable – leading […]

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Just What is The Hero’s Journey: Connecting with Your Best Self

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When embarking on one of my own hero’s journeys the thing I value most is having a trusted person journey with me. As a coach, I have had my own coach or a spiritual director throughout most of my journey. It is critical, on this most important journey, that you do not feel as if you […]

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The Journey to Self: 3 Steps to A.C.T. Like a Hero

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When you are feeling stuck what do you do to give yourself a jolt? To my clients, I suggest they get curious and gather new, refreshing information about themselves – for example, take the StrengthsFinder Assessment. Find new way to explore and see yourself and discover how others experience you. When you look at your life – […]

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