Conscious Leaders Fuck Up Sometimes

Conscious Leaders Fuck Up Sometimes

January 16, 2022

I did recently. I didn’t mean to. I was trying to do my best. But my initial results certainly did not reflect this. Before I tell you about it, let’s flash back to last summer when I impulsively bought a camper and realized “wherever you go, there you are”. And instead of having the fun-loving summer I hoped for, I…

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Hopeful Like Peter Bevan-Baker

December 22, 2021

A very open-hearted friend sent me Peter Bevan-Baker’s winter solstice post “Tried, tested, and tired but not defeated”. It brought up two contrasting sets of feelings in me: Joy and gratitude: I admire leaders who invest themselves so fully and care so deeply. Sadness and Shame: What kind of leader am I if I pass on sending a year-end message…

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Jackie Skinner Blog

I Loved the Coaching Module So Much, I am Taking Over The Blog to Tell You About It

December 17, 2021

If our friends at Upstreet Craft Brewing can regularly do “tap takeovers”, we can surely do it here on our blog. Today, we introduce to you Jackie Skinner, a leader participating in a current cohort of our Thriving Leaders Forum (formerly known as The Conscious Leader Forum). Jackie was so thrilled with the skills she learned in our session where…

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Christmas Leadership

Your leadership is like a strand of Christmas lights

December 3, 2021

Remember the beauty of old-fashioned Christmas lights? The bulbs were made of glass and cast such a warm and glowing light. They were gorgeous but very fragile. Each year we’d pull them out of storage and there’d be some strands that wouldn’t light up. We’d painstakingly wiggle each bulb to make sure it was properly connected in the socket. Then…

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Grind or Joy

Do you have grind or joy in your cup?

November 8, 2021

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions in your leadership role? Like the pleasure you once got from leading your team now feels like a far-away memory?  This happened to our client Rania (name changed for privacy).  Rania is an extremely bright and also very heart-centred leader who came to work with us last year.  She’s rated highly…

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wtf to killing it

From “WTF!” to “I’m killing it!” in 1 Hour or Less

November 3, 2021

5:30 a.m. Hmmm…I wish I could have slept until 6 but now I have extra time to get my day off to a good start. Julie Ann and I have the entire day blocked off to work together on marketing and a good start will serve me/us well.  6:15 a.m.  I have already done yoga and still have time to write…

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Leadership insecurity

Leadership Insecurity is “Catching”

November 2, 2021

Have a boss that’s insecure[1]?  You’ve likely got it too.  Elisha is a senior leader who has a great mistrust for her CEO.  She says he’s fickle with his approval, oscillates between extreme micromanagement and total hands-off approaches, and recently discredited a 360 assessment she undertook when he realized his ratings were all low while all her peers and direct…

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edgy about leadership

Are you edgy about your leadership?

October 28, 2021

Wondering: 🙍 If you’re wasting your talent? 🙍 If you truly have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? 🙍 Why you bothered getting that MBA anyway?  🙍 Why you left that company? You’d be making so much money if you’d stayed! Do any of these questions go through your head?  True confession: These are my voices.  They still echo…

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Braggy to bold

From braggy to bold

October 20, 2021

Just yesterday a partner in a large professional firm was telling me (again) how nervous he feels when asked to present to other partners and clients. He looks at how well dressed and polished everyone else looks and wonders what they’d think if they knew how shaky he feels inside. Believe me, this guy really knows his stuff but repeatedly…

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Wherever you go, there you are

Wherever you go, there you are.

September 20, 2021

I had high hopes for the summer of 2021. At Chandler Coaches, we’d made a promise to each other that we’d largely take the summer off. We had planned our business year accordingly, knowing how privileged we were that we could even contemplate taking a break. And despite that business wasn’t as nicely tied up in a bow in June as I had hoped, I put it down and ran toward my summer plans1.   Let me back up for a moment. In March, in a moment…

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