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True or False: Notice the Story

We humans are storytelling machines. For everything we see, hear and encounter, our brains instantly suggest assumptions to support a quick response. When do stories offer an advantage? On the way to the airport for a recent trip, I saw two men about a half-mile apart. The first was mid-twenties, in shorts and an olive [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Owning Your Power (Mine’s Currently Pink)

On October 5th, 2014, I attended my very first live professional football game, between San Diego’s Chargers and the New York Jets. At the time, I had pink extensions in my hair—a gift from an exceptional service provider. Earlier this month, I chose to “go pink” again, sparking a recent conversation on the ways we [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Leadership|

Creator of Magical Experience: Ruth Shellhorn

Few people get the invitation to contribute to the making of a film. Ours arrived in the mail a couple of days ago. Before I share more on the filmmaking, let me tell you a story about an incredible woman … If you are one of the 650 million plus visitors to Disneyland since the [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Leadership, Women's Leadership|

5 Steps to Identify Awesome Hires

In his recent LinkedIn post, Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite writes about optimal team sizes. The number to manage scaled growth successfully at Hootsuite is 10. But not just any ten. Holmes advocates for investing the vetting time to identify the right team members. In a prior organization, our leadership team came together to honestly assess [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Chunks and Grit: Soul Rockin’ Formula for Success

Matthew Alan Sneed, used with permission January’s end approaches … you still have time to make progress on important objectives. Sadly, the first wave of individuals left their resolutions behind. We’ll hear all manner of rationalization from these folk, but let’s be clear: they gave up. And each person probably gave up [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership, Overcoming Challenge|

Five Secrets for 2015 Success

(c) 2013 Kathryn Bingham Gate and Path photo All Rights Reserved Transitioning from year-end to new year tends to prompt thoughts about what we’d like to be different in life and work. Did you craft a list of objectives or resolutions? If so, you’ll need a strategy. Let these five secrets start you [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|Essentialism, Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Tis the Season. Focus, Choose and Delegate.

(c) 2014 Kathryn Bingham "To Do Example-Focus Choose Delegate" All Rights Reserved The idea of “doing it all” is both a myth and a trap. For an organization, such thinking fragments vision and squanders resources. For an individual, attempting an “everything” approach fractures purpose and depletes energy. Achieving your highest purpose requires embracing [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Essentialism, Leadership, Values|

Values as Life Essentials (Literally)

If you almost lost hope this third (and final) installment of the “Just Who are You in the Midst of Now” series would appear on the LEADr Board, you’re not alone. And yet, the cause of the delay mirrors the message I’ll be sharing on the importance of values. Four months ago, I was diagnosed [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 November 8th, 2014|Essentialism, Leadership, Values|

If Your Strengths Could Talk (Part 2 of Just Who are You in the Midst of Now?)

(c) 2014 Kathryn Bingham All Rights Reserved Part 1 of Just WHO are YOU in the Midst of Now introduced the concept of knowing your purpose. A core purpose or mission offers a filter for deciding life and work priorities. In today’s post, we’ll begin analyzing the data you collected data on your [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 July 6th, 2014|Leader Development, Leadership, Purpose|

Just WHO are YOU in the midst of now? (Part One)

(c) 2014 Kathryn Bingham, Montreal photo with Sketchguru filter Mission and Purpose Recently, I’ve been pondering the synchronicity of a set of questions related to “purpose.” First, while planning my dissertation proposal, my committee chair and I discussed, the “what do I want to do with this” that helps shape my study. This [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Integrated Leadership, Leadership, Purpose|

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