Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Worthy Servant

Monday, March 25th, 2019

We buried my father-in-law last week. He was 87. The first time I met him was the day I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Kathy had a black and white picture of her parents as young newlyweds on her apartment refrigerator. Then he was a strapping 20-something Navy pilot with a big moustache. […]

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Quote This

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Amidst this record-setting shutdown, each day seems filled with more negativity and uncertainty. Negativity about our elected leaders, our core values, our place on the world stage. Uncertainty about the economy, the climate, the future of our children. Rather than wallow in what could go wrong, I find it better to focus on what will […]

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The Gift

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

One of the inclusions in our coaching program is to present clients with a feedback report that helps them better understand the perceptions people hold of their leadership approach. The process involves interviewing by phone up to 12 supervisors, peers and direct reports – asking about: specific strengths, opportunities for improvement, communication style, what the […]

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Do Do

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Clients often ask me how to be more organized, more productive, more time efficient. Typically, that leads to discussion around their work style: Check email first thing in the morning? Desk messy at the end of the day? Others managing your clock? When we journey to a deeper level, the conversation turns to an exploration […]

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Herd Mentality

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

As a boy, I used to read the ‘World Book Encyclopedia,’ and especially looked forward to the annual ‘Yearbook’ arriving each January. I know that sounds nerdy; however, I loved learning about people, places and events – and it made me really good at trivia. The joy of living today is you’re a click away […]

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