Introducing Heroine Helen | Chandler Coaches #leadership

Introducing Heroine Helen

February 20, 2018

Her most important thing is to be helpful, sweet, caring and loving. She rescues by easing pain and suffering, at least temporarily. She prides herself on making homemade treats for those she loves, who are in “need”; she makes homemade cards too.   She’s proud of her listening ear, how her thoughtful deeds will have you feeling special, and how she’ll…

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Parenting and leadership are excellent arenas to practice consciousness for the sake of better outcomes at home and at work. | Chandler Coaches #leadershipdevelopment

Lead From Love

January 29, 2018

For three mornings in a row last week, my little girl Lali woke up as angry as a hornet. On the third morning of fury, exhausted from her highly charged storm clouds, I wept openly in front of her. It happened spontaneously as I allowed her to bring me to my breaking point. About 30 seconds in, I became conscious…

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Life-long patterns come from deep beliefs and assumptions. We don’t break them with a bulleted list of strategies like getting up earlier to be on time. | You Cannot Change Until You Overcome Your Own Immunity | Chandler Coaches #leadingwithintegrity #leadershipdevelopment

You Cannot Change Until You Overcome Your Own Immunity

January 10, 2018

My client, Laura¹, was late for her own wedding. Not traditionally late. Really late. The minister almost called it off. And she’s been late for almost everything for decades since.  Lateness has been her life-long pattern. She wants it to stop yet feels powerless. We jumped in by exploring the costs of her lateness habit. For her, there were no…

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I have learned more this past year than I ever have. And it's been a gift. | Chandler Coaches

If You Really Knew Me…

December 18, 2017

…that I think A LOT. That I hold myself to impossible standards. …that I often feel scared. Angry. Jealous. Wronged.  Blaming. Overwhelmed—there’s not enough time, money, love, whatever.  Sometimes I feel powerless to change things. I am below the line often. And it is all fine.  It’s perfect in fact. I am starting to truly understand this and believe it.…

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How owning your contribution can help you better see the situation you're in. | Chandler Coaches Inc.

Blame or Shift?

November 21, 2017

Recently a friend texted for advice about a “hard client he was working with” (his words). He indicated he thought she needed some tough love. He asked me to tell him how to do that. I agreed to have a conversation to explore his situation.   He told me that he had spent three hours the night before crafting an…

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This is how culture eats strategy for breakfast. Culture is simply “the way we do things around here”—the way people think and act. | Chandler Coaches

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast…¹

October 30, 2017

You’ve just hired Selma as your new controller. She has lunch in the staff room on Day 1 to quickly to get to know her new colleagues. She tells one of them that she’s excited to have found a company that develops and promotes their people. After all, she’s been told that by every leader who interviewed her so she…

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Imagine a workplace where all leaders respect their people, provide clear and consistent expectations, and encourage employees to be independent, intrinsically motivated critical thinkers. | Chandler Coaches

Lead Like a Montessori Teacher

October 11, 2017

Imagine a workplace where all leaders respect their people, provide clear and consistent expectations, and encourage employees to be independent, intrinsically motivated critical thinkers. Such a workplace would look a lot like a Montessori school in fact. I read this post on the 7 phrases Montessori teachers use because my daughter goes to a Montessori afterschool program. Right away my…

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The Promise of Leadership

September 19, 2017

My cousin Matt married his love Abby the weekend before last in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was wonderful to witness their love and commitment in front of a large gathering of family and friends. Like them, many of you have walked down an aisle and pledged to be true in good times and in bad. And what’s more, you’ve made…

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How $12,000 Turned Into $1,200,000

August 30, 2017

Leadership development is one of the highest levers a company has to improve business performance. There is a 38% probability that increasing leadership effectiveness will translate into higher business performance¹. Few other investments in companies can provide such lift potential. The following true story shows how one VP’s leadership development led directly to $1,200,000 in additional revenue. Soon after we…

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We don’t like war. We do like great leadership. And we especially like an approach called Commander’s Intent | Chandler Coaches

Got Commander’s Intent? A Key to Great Leadership

June 2, 2017

Ask any CEO if s/he recommends leading their company like a military general.  Most would say a resounding “No!’.  And yet, a well lead army is like a fine-tuned machine. Most of the companies we work with are not so finely tuned (yet). We don’t like war. We do like great leadership. And we especially like an approach called Commander’s…

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