Closing the Gap

  In the first post of this series called, “Who are you Really?” we talked about how to discover your Values. We have all experienced the frustration, and pain of working in an environment which puts us at odds with our values. So what if you have done the hard work and have clarified your…

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Who Are You Really?

  This is the first post celebrating 25 years of running my own business. I plan to do a series on things I have learned so stay tuned. I wanted to begin with this question Who are you really because as a coach, I see a lot of focus on who I want to be,…

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Stuck? Get unstuck with these powerful questions

  As a coach I know that one of the most persistent problem areas for clients is being Stuck. It’s like having your car tires on a very muddy road and the harder you try to get out the deeper the car sinks. It happens to all of us, often when we have tough choices…

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What’s Going On? How Social Media is eroding your Self Confidence.

  It’s called “keeping up with the Joneses” and is an idiom referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “keep up with the Joneses“ is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority. Wikipedia With the global use of Social Media…

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6 Steps to an Effective Team

  Recently I travelled to Moscow to work with a new leadership team. I had the pleasure of working with the CEO in another company and knew him to be a leader who understood the value of a top performing team. He had hired a group of talented individuals with proven track records. Now, his…

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Where Genius and Leadership Meet

Those of you who have followed my posts know how strongly I feel about the arts being a very important component of business, and especially Leadership Skills.   Yes we all need the hard business and analytical skills, but, in today’s environment that won’t make you stand out. Let me illustrate. A few weeks ago I…

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5 Body Language Blunders can Derail your Interview

  We’ve all been there. Finally we have a job interview and we’re both nervous and excited. Everyone knows you have to do the research, check the companies social media sites, be up to date on the news and their news, understand what types of people have been successful in the company, speak to people…

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Leadership NOT buzzwords

  “ We are going to re-purpose and monetize our big data paradigm so that it resonates with investors and provides a robust, seamless and transparent approach to our business model”. “Your authentic leadership team is passionate about working with all of you.” Does this sound familiar? Do you know what it means? How many…

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3 Ways to be a Better Leader Right Now

  We see countless posts, attend endless training seminars and conferences, and read the latest business books to improve our leadership skills. Leadership vs. Management, Leadership vs. Authority, Leadership vs. Dictatorship and I could go on for this entire post. No matter how you choose to define leadership, the main thing we are interested in…

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3 Reasons NOT to Hire Top Talent

    Having worked in the Talent Management field for over 25 years I am used to the discussions about hiring Top Talent; High Potentials; The top 5%; The Best. Everyone assumes that this is the route to go and that these “top percenters “ are what the company needs to compete and to succeed.…

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