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Leadership Summer Check-in

Do you also feel that getting together with friends who you have not seen for some time is refreshing and energizing? I have been inviting friends over for small gatherings to do just that. It has been fun to catch up, to hear what everyone is doing and what they have been up to since […]

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Leaders and the Lost Art of Asking Questions

A constant theme in coaching for me is one I learned from a client of mine years ago: Turn your solutions into questions. I am sure many of you have heard me say: Ask, Don’t Tell. Leaders struggle to ask questions that lead to solutions. They see their role as being the one who should […]

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How to Create a Culture of Respect

The Oxford dictionary definition of respect is: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. This definition expects that you have learned something about the individual to whom you extend your respect. I can see how the old adage “respect is earned, not given” falls in line […]

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Your Vision and Retention

Since I moved I have been walking to appointments and events close to my place. My new home is centrally located, making walking an attractive option – until I get one block from home. The sidewalks and traffic patterns are changed due to construction happening all around me. Wire fencing takes up many blocks of […]

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One Thing to Do to be a Great Leader

I have been re-reading Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. He says that the most important thing exceptional leaders have in common is the ability to give another person their undivided attention and to really listen, making every person they interact with feel special. Marshall asserts that this ability distinguishes “the […]

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