Organization Challenges to Diversity & Inclusion

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The social ills that plague our country and world are alive and well within our organizations. Contrary to what some would like to believe, people’s preconceptions come with them to work.  In fact, almost 30 years after the Department of Labor published The Glass Ceiling Initiative, organizations are grappling with hiring, promoting and retaining minorities & women at management, […]

RISE UP!

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Before a dream is realized, everything that was learned along the way is tested. This happens so that, in addition to realizing our dreams, we master the lessons we’ve learned as we moved toward the dream. This is where many people give up. Stay the course.  Every search begins with the beginner’s luck. And every search ends […]

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Be discerning about who’s allowed a seat in your inner court — that place closest to your heart. These are the people you allow to influence your decisions and actions. These are the folks from whom you seek guidance and sometimes validation. These are the voices of wisdom, judgment and input you consider as viable as […]

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Free yourself to experience rejection as life’s way of helping us sort out where, what and with whom we no longer need to waste our time.   Next!  

Don’t Waste Your Employees’ Time

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There’s nothing more personally maddening than inefficiency. Why? It interferes with people delivering the best products, solutions, services. Fundamental to demonstrating respect for team members is valuing their time. Smartphones and technology that offer 24-7 access to employees isn’t the source of their stress. The source continues to be the processes, work styles & skills […]

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“The race isn’t given to the swift nor to the strong, but to the one that endures to the END.” Lace ’em up…if you can’t run,  walk it out to victory! #leadyourselftowin

Go for the WIN!

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Sometimes navigating careers in the context of an organization landscape and WINNING is challenging. The complexity in pulling it all together and executing against one’s personal vision and plan is thrilling and frustrating. IN THIS SESSION, we shared insights that helped participants clarify their professional focus and better understand the conditions in which they can maximize what they have […]

#eattothrive

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Join the #eattothrive movement. Share your secrets on maintaining healthy eating habits. A few of mine: H2O and lots of it! Green tea + honey + lemon (in the morning and mid-afternoon) Lots of fruits & veggies Freshly cooked beans on the dinner plate (favs: lentils, black beans, pinto beans) Chewing sugarless gum when I’m craving […]

“Great” Leaders Surround Themselves With Adversaries

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Leadership Must Read:  Why Smart Leaders Surround Themselves With Adversaries Leaders have to embrace and value radical candor. Too many times, teams are distracted with performing the ceremonial dance because the leader hasn’t developed the emotional fortitude to regularly seek, hear, and manage contrary points of view. However, GREAT leaders push their teams to avoid […]

Improving Your ROI (Return On Investment)

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Sometimes we get distracted with going thru the motions of living life and become disconnected with how we are living. If we aren’t careful, we end up in places that we never intended. It’s something that I’ve experienced and had to address in my own life. As an Executive Coach, this is something I’m challenged to […]

Having Great Conversations

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Having meaningful conversations and relationships requires great listening. Listening for understanding is one of the most important life skills one can have. I’ve personally been fascinated at how much more I learn and understand as I listen deeply to others.  Check out this TED Talks where Celeste Headle shares some useful tips for having great conversations. […]

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 […]