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Are you sure you are a Successful Leader?

The short answer is, “if you’re self-aware, you probably are.” “According to a large body of recent leadership research, self-awareness is one of the key capabilities that under-pins managerial effectiveness and leadership success. Having a...

Teamwork and Self Awareness

Have you ever wondered why some teams just seem to work and others fail to deliver? Have you been hiring the best talent for your team and yet it just doesn’t quite gel? Teams are found in almost every organization, but high-performing teams are a little less...

Trust-The Magic Ingredient for Powerful Conversations

Trust-The Magic Ingredient for Powerful Conversations

“Outing the Elephant” One Conversation at a Time Over the past several years, every organization that I have been invited to coach in, struggles with the same issue. They do not have the skills they need to have those conversations they need to be having – with their...

7 Ways to Adapt and Then Thrive in Your New Role

Becoming a mother? A wife? Starting a new job? Going freelance? Launching a new business? Whatever new role you’re starting, here are seven ways to adapt and thrive in it. Have you ever noticed that when you take on a new role it can feel like you are wearing someone...

The 30% Solution – Balanced Leadership

I had an amazing epiphany today. Today I read Rebecca Shambaugh’s blog about Linda Tarr-Whelan who speaks on women’s leadership issues and is the author of “Women Lead the Way”. In Tarr-Whelan’s book she references the “30% Solution” theory which posits that real...

How “Intelligent” Do Leaders Need to Be?

Leaders - we all have leaders in our lives, even if we are one. And we all want to know how to be one - to excel in leading a high-performing team of rock star workers. A question I hear a lot is: “what are the most important skills to master in order to become...

7 Ways to Build Team Trust

Trust – The Foundation It was an exciting, but very tense time at the company where I was hired to do some team coaching. The executive team and department managers were meeting to discuss the new software implementation project in order to get the input that was...

Receiving The Gift of Feedback

Many of the female leaders that I coach tell me that getting candid feedback from their supervisors is quite difficult.  They further explain that their supervisors seem to believe that there just isn’t enough time to get into a feedback discussion. Has...

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