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Consciously or Unconsciously – Live Well

The following is shared by permission from a dear friend, fellow coach, and down-right classy human being, David Norris. I hope you find this to be of value to you today. David writes: I recently posted this quote on several social media platforms and received a number of requests to translate and explain further. Consciously […]

Making Behavior Change Stick

Have you ever tried breaking an old habit to replace it with some new behavior?
Of course you have. Whether it’s a diet, exercising more, reading more, less device time, or other lifestyle changes, adopting a new behavior can be tough.

Kill the Bell Curve

Managers often believe their workforce distribution is some kind of bell curve. Research says NO. There is a long-standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve. This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. (Remember “grading by the curve?”) […]

6 Steps to Build Better Teams

elevating team performance

Do you think your work team is just average? Have you ever thought about ways to make it better? What if you had a highly effective and productive team? Being a leader at work, at home, or in your community suggests just that. Your team has to be hitting the right marks to make you […]

Leader’s ABCs

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A leader’s influence on the people they serve is best demonstrated with perpetual coaching and mentoring. Sharing insights and giving honest, helpful feedback to your direct reports helps build a legacy of powerful leadership.

Are You a FAST Leader?

FAST leaders

International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. F is for FOCUS. You […]

We’ve All Been Ambushed at Work

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Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.

Feel Like an Entrepreneur?

Two business owners were talking. One was having a pretty good run with his new, and growing business. The other had suffered a series of bad turns and hard luck. The one with the better business asked, “So now do you feel like an entrepreneur?”  The other answered “Heck no. I feel like a pile […]

Being an Authentic Leader Does Not Always Come Naturally

Authentic leadership

One of the highest valued attributes of great leaders is their authenticity. Being authentic does not always come naturally. The good news is, you can develop a more authentic leadership style. On one hand, being authentic requires having a sense of “true north.” True North Ask a room full of people to close their eyes […]

Establishing a Personal Reflection

Taking time for personal reflection

Living life with intentional direction is far more rewarding than one day arriving at some destination and wondering why or how you got there.