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Find The Focus to CRUSH Your Year-End

By the time October rolls around, a host of people recognize year-end is not so far away. The season of “what will I have accomplished?” can become a distraction. On November 1st, year-end occurs in only 61 days. Closing the year with a solid win is possible with focused effort. One antidote to fractured action [...]

2018-11-05T10:41:52+00:00November 1st, 2018|Executing Successfully, Goal Setting, Leadership|

Real Women, Real Questions 3

This post includes surprising insights from research on leadership development and my response to WID Leadership Summit participant questions about "finding the job I love," pursuing "what I really want," and facilitating a transition from corporate to "community benefit." You may want to reflect on the interesting connections between the two, and any implications for [...]

2018-08-20T10:47:01+00:00February 5th, 2018|Career Development, Leadership|

Real Women Real Questions Q2

I love this next question from a WID Leadership Summit* attendee, who wants to know "How to better message and "sell" ideas and solutions to my leadership (as a worker-bee)." We covered some of the technical aspects of presentation development and delivery in the presence-focused session at the event. At the heart of this question, [...]

2018-08-23T11:46:19+00:00January 24th, 2018|Leader Development, Leadership|

Finding Flow (Or Getting It Back)

Working in “flow” feels effortlessly powerful. Time passes fluidly. Inspiration, creativity, and productivity synchronize and energize. Tapping flow, the priorities get done. Work that aligns with my passion and purpose inspires me to be “in flow.” Also, certain routines and supporting systems help me get into flow. When my environment recently changed, my flow felt [...]

2018-09-04T15:56:03+00:00July 28th, 2017|Leadership, Overcoming Challenge, Personal Change|

Happiness at Work: Achievable? Yes

Fulltime employees may spend a minimum of 2,000 hours in the workplace annually. Imagine the difference in impact and productivity between spending those hours being even moderately miserable versus joyfully inspired. According to author Kris Boesch, “When people feel good about coming to work it ripples into the community, into the homes and coffee shops [...]

2018-09-04T16:00:12+00:00May 28th, 2017|Executing Successfully, Leadership, Org Culture|

Mistakes, I’ve Made A Few

I love the wisdom of Henry Ford: Failure is only the opportunity to intelligently begin again. Emphasizing the word “intelligently” provides important insight to the process of evaluating and learning from our mistakes. What we believe about failure and how we respond contribute to resiliency and recovery from mistakes. Our attitude toward error enables resiliency. [...]

2018-08-20T10:54:14+00:00October 5th, 2016|Leadership, Overcoming Challenge|

Yes. I Am Asking For It

Let’s talk great feedback. What exactly is “great” feedback? We know it when we hear it, right? Unfortunately, we don’t often get helpful, timely feedback—let alone great feedback. This post reviews potential issues that influence the value of feedback and opportunities for generating and leveraging great feedback. Most of us appreciate hearing when our contributions [...]

2018-08-20T10:55:28+00:00August 18th, 2016|Executing Successfully, Leader Development, Leadership|

Life calls. How do you respond?

One of the many memorable scenes from the movie Forrest Gump has the then-heavily bearded character running down a street. A man, running along side, states the obvious: Gump has just run through a pile of dog poop. Gump’s timeless response? “It happens!” While stepping in sh-t is yucky, messy, smelly, and somewhat unfortunate, let’s [...]

2018-08-20T10:57:02+00:00May 27th, 2016|Leadership|

Leadership Book List

Time and again, I’m asked to recommend books on leadership and related topics—especially after (1) someone gets a peek at my library and topic designated bookcases spread throughout my office and home, or (2) I’ve given a speech or presentation. As a result, I’m compiling a series of reading list handouts. In today’s post, I [...]

2018-09-04T18:13:10+00:00February 29th, 2016|Leader Development, Leadership|

Serving Leadership: Generating Transformative Leadership Capacity

A whopping 87% of Amazon reviewers give authors Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert five stars for The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community. Numerous CEOs have embraced the insights, embarked on transforming their leadership teams, and shared the book throughout their organizations. The book has been so successful over [...]

2018-09-04T18:17:02+00:00January 31st, 2016|Leadership|

Coming Soon: New course options!

Join the current Explorers membership in the LEADistics Client Portal. We’ll be launching two additional courses in October, 2018.