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Three Habits that Hold Women Leaders Back

Many women I coach talk about their desire to compete with their colleagues and be seen as contenders for the next promotion when it emerges. Most women get left out of the running in spite of their efforts. They tell me how hard they have worked to gain a good understanding of their jobs and […]

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Resentment Towards Millennials in Your Workplace?

I received a lot of feedback as a result of last week’s Manager’s Minute topic on respect. There seem to be double standards out there in corporations about leadership’s intentions and expectations regarding developing talent. On one hand there is an increase in trainings on how to lead Millennials, which is good. On the other […]

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Unconscious Barriers to Coaching

I have been asked to do a mini-series of trainings on coaching for a group of highly skilled and experienced consultants in the medical field. This is a group I have high regard for because of their skill and I know that teaching them to coach will be a challenge. They have several unconscious barriers […]

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What is “Thought Talk?”

Last week I spoke about practicing thought talk before being plunged into the darkness of our reactions and regrets. I was asked what “thought talk” is, so here is an explanation: In order to be able to practice controlled responses and behaviors in highly charged situations, we need to be able to step back and analyze […]

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Stop the Thought Hijacks in Your Head!

All leaders are confronted with unexpected, un-planned interruptions to their thoughts. The worst kind is when bad news is presented.  Our thoughts are trained to seek out fear. When the brain senses danger, the primitive part of your brains shuts off logical thought and literally blocks off the pathways to rational thinking, paving the way […]

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