The journey from ordinary/ safe to purpose/adventure is not easy or certain. Crossing the threshold into the “special world” requires courage and faith. Many refuse the call for a while, daunted by fears of the unknown. | Chandler Coaches #leadershipdevelopment

Lessons From A Billionaire: An Ultra Mini-Series Adventure

June 11, 2018

Most of us live our lives in the “ordinary world”, living largely ordinary lives if we choose the safety of ordinary.  Others hear a call to adventure and embark on a hero’s journey¹ to find their treasure.  Of course, the journey from ordinary/ safe to purpose/adventure is not easy or certain.  Crossing the threshold into the “special world” requires courage…

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Have you ever been part of a leadership team so aligned that they were able to maintain a unified front even in the face of complex challenges? | Chandler Coaches #leadership

Unified Front

May 14, 2018

Have you ever been part of a leadership team so aligned that they were able to maintain a unified front even in the face of complex challenges? Lucky you! What a beautiful thing to behold. Sadly, it’s so rare that most of us have never experienced it. It doesn’t have to be. The world of systems coaching gives us skills…

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Sometimes we throw ourselves into the metaphorical water and get in over our heads, drowning in failure or loss. Sometimes, even from the water’s edge, circumstances beyond our control wreak havoc in our lives. | Chandler Coaches #leadershipdeveloplment

Plunging Into Feelings

April 23, 2018

  Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched. – Jeanette Berson Sometimes we throw ourselves into the metaphorical water and get in over our heads, drowning in failure or loss. Sometimes, even from the water’s edge, circumstances beyond our control wreak havoc in our lives. When faced with…

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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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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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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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The difference between effective and ineffective leaders starts with awareness. They know when to put down their raft and change their game. | Chandler Coaches Inc.

Your (Life) Raft Could Sink You

May 16, 2017

A traveler was on an epic journey. The kind we have heard about in the writings of antiquity– a hero’s journey of sorts. As he was traveling he encountered a river that was too deep and fast moving to cross without help. The dismayed traveler looked up and down the shore to find a bridge, fallen log, or stones to…

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