The Leader Within

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“Sharpen The Saw” — Habit 7 from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People focuses on self-improvement and the ongoing process of personal transformation. Continually examining self and how I show up in the world is exhausting. But it is necessary to effectively lead: families, organizations, and ourselves. In fact, the starting point for learning how […]

Sunny’s Rescue

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I’m forever grateful for the healing & transformative power of Sunny’s love. She taught me so much about myself and my capacity to love and forgive. The truth is, I’ve never been fond of pets — including dogs.  No one would ever call me a dog lover. I have friends that have dogs as a […]

ARE YOU STAYING IN THE KNOW?

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Looking to refresh or establish your methodology for knowing what’s really going on in your organization, when you need to know it? Take a look at MITSloan Management Review article “Staying in the Know” (June 2015). Excellent read! Tips on keeping your knowledge infrastructure relevant: (1) Do more listening than talking. For your personal knowledge […]

Leaders Leading. . .

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Leading others is the most challenging role one could assume. In addition to possessing industry and technical knowledge, your ultimate task is to influence people to believe in you, the company and organization enough that they will give their best effort. The affects of great leadership are so profound that it grows businesses, changes industries, […]

7 Steps To Forging A New Path

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Leading others requires an ability to connect with the hearts and minds of team members. Inevitably, there will be challenging relationships and rough interpersonal dynamics. As luck would have it, there’s always that one person on the team with whom you struggle to establish a trusting connection. No surprise, we are perfectly imperfect human beings! […]

#thebestgettingbetter

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Deflecting blocks introspection, keeps you broken AND ineffective. Don’t diminish your success. OWN every shortcoming, misstep, mistake, and judgment error. Understand and learn; retool and reposition. Embrace a renewed heart and mind. Move forward with an even greater sense of purpose.       ©2016 Amplify Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

Employees Make the Brand!

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Companies commit significant time and resources into articulating their brands for the marketplace. I really look forward to Forbes annual “Most Valuable Brands” list http://www.forbes.com/powerful-brands/list/.  In most cases, its easy to surmise which brands will make the list. These Companies are dogmatic about their strategies, products and consumer experience. Many keep us excited about what’s to […]

10, 9, 8…Here We Go!

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As we are counting down to the New Year and relishing in those moments of deep introspection, consider your leadership disposition. Get clear about what you must do to be a better leader. There are a multitude of actions one can take to improve. Engage human resources or talent development specialists for developmental recommendations specific […]