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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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Is Learning the Answer to Distraction?

Hello, my friend, Gary Furr has written a series: 7 Steps to Accelerated Business Growth. In one part of the series he mentions how businesses are burning through money due to distractions, costing the US economy $997 Billion. Do you think there is something we can do about it? I think we are meant to […]

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Are Your People Invisible?

Last week I was almost bowled over by the gratitude and joy expressed by someone to whom I had sent a little thank you card. This woman is a doyen of the networking scene here in Portland. She is appears to be known, respected and loved by everyone she interacts with. She has built a […]

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What is the Etiquette of Ageism?

I went to a fundraising dinner last week where the question about table etiquette arose. People were asking their neighbors which glass was theirs and which fork to use. It reminded me of setting the table for dinner for my mother. My mother was a snob when it came to setting the table for a […]

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What Does Parking Have to Do With Leadership?

Where do you look for parking when you are out and about? I have the utmost confidence when approaching a destination that I will find parking in front of the door, and I usually do. It saves me having to think about where to find parking before I arrive and I usually amaze my family […]

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