Feeling 'it' during covid19

Feeling “It” During COVID-19

March 27, 2020

“If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it.” Scott Berinato, Harvard Business Review (HBR) Earlier this week, HBR published an article on it. It is not a normal topic for a business journal.  These are not normal times. It is grief. Grief is not a normal topic for me to write about either. Certainly, I have come to…

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Lessons from COVID-19

Hard lessons already learned from COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Dear Leaders (Friends) “Below the line” has been my almost permanent existence these past few weeks. How about you? The “line” is a clear divide.  In any moment we are either “above the line”—in curiosity, possibility, openness and abundance or “below the line”—closed, defensive, needing to be right/superior, feeling scarcity. In conscious leadership we use five core emotions to describe…

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Leading in the time of Covid-19

Leading in the Time of COVID-19

March 10, 2020

“Leading is about guiding people into the future despite its risks and uncertainties.”   Linda Ginzel, Booth School of Business.  There’s a lot we don’t control about COVID-19.  What we can control is how we lead. We can face the challenge of COVID-19 (and climate change etc.) or ramp up our delusions that we don’t need to deal with these issues.  We…

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Dancing with what is

Dancing With What Is

February 18, 2020

As the tango unfolds, my inner voice is sometimes loud: What if not enough leaders commit? What does that say about the Forum? What does this say about me? This “should be” easier etc.

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Creator or Victim?

Creator or Victim?

January 23, 2020

“Suffering is universal but victimhood[1] is optional.” Dr. Edith Eva Eger Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s book The Choice: Embrace the Possible is a rollercoaster of hope and despair. I found it both painfully raw and amazingly optimistic. Dr. Eger, a renowned clinical psychologist who helps trauma survivors around the world, is a Holocaust survivor herself. The central tenet of her…

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Love Leads Chandler Coaches

Love Leads

December 17, 2019

Many leaders are very uncomfortable with the idea of love in the workplace. It brings up fear about the bad things that happen when people cross boundaries and behave inappropriately.   This is not the kind of “love” I am talking about! I am talking about deliberately developmental companies that focus at least as much on the GROWTH and WELL-BEING…

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We’re Growing Ourselves | ChandlerCoaches.com

We’re Growing Ourselves

November 22, 2019

To have this impact, Chandler Coaches needs to scale. It’s time to shift from being the centre of our company to becoming a leader who develops others.

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Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice | ChandlerCoaches.com

Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice

October 28, 2019

It took asking myself, “How could this be fun and easy?”, to see the difference. That, and a whole crew of people who love, support and challenge me.

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Conscious of What Wakes Me Up at Night | ChandlerCoaches.com

Conscious of What Wakes Me Up at Night

September 24, 2019

Unconscious leaders are rarely present whereas conscious leadership is about tuning into the present moment to be responsive versus reactive.

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A punching bag for your toolkit via Lisa Chandler at ChandlerCoaches.com

A Punching Bag in Your Leadership Toolkit?

June 11, 2019

I travelled all the way to Montreal for coaching sessions with a practitioner, Josée, who uses somatic (body) approaches in her practice. Josée uses tools like a Bataka (a soft bat) and punching bag to help clients like me to break free and live radically alive. Very quickly I could see I would need to stop clinging to control…

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