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Lean on Me: Partnering to Help Leaders Keep Pace

October 17, 2016

This week, my writing colleague Louise Campbell interviewed my coaching colleague, Tim Edris of the Emerging Leaders Institute, to get his view on leadership and how it is evolving.   “What got you here won’t get you there,” was coined by business leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith to underscore how leaders need to regularly update the way they lead to keep…

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Signaling a Lane Change

October 3, 2016

You’re driving on a fast highway and a car swerves into your lane without any notice.  Your reaction might range from a gentle head shake (tsk, tsk) to jamming on the brakes to ending up in a car crash if you don’t have enough time to react. Signaling a lane change is the law on our roads. Bad things can…

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Leaders: Your Lenses Dictate Your Reality

December 2, 2015

Canon recently conducted an interesting experiment on the power of perspective in portrait photography.  They called it Decoy (See video footage). They engaged six photographers to independently shoot portraits of a man named Michael.  The twist: each photographer was given a different back story about Michael.  And Michael, an actor, took on the role of each character as best he…

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“To Be…is To Be Liked” and Other Leadership Traps

September 23, 2015

This past summer I spent a week in Minneapolis getting trained and certified in The Leadership Circle 360 Profile (TLCP). I went with excitement for new learning, big hopes of a new offering for my coaching clients, and some trepidation about whether or not I would believe in the leadership assessment framework I was to learn. My experience in Mini-apple-a-soda…

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Leaders: Focus First on Your Inner Game

September 16, 2015

When we think of the best leaders, we often think of qualities like visionary, strategic, and inspiring.  Self aware doesn’t usually top the list . And yet, a study shared by the American Management Association looked at 72 executives at public and private companies (revenues from $50 million to $5 billion) and found that a high self-awareness score was the…

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Why Leaders Use Coaches

September 9, 2015

There’s the clinical list of why leaders use coaches and the real reasons. I’d rather tell you the reasons why I’ve paid my hard earned money for coaching and the real reasons why my clients hire me. But first, let’s cover the dry bits.  Most articles you read about why leaders hire business or executive coaches will talk about structure…

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Business Experiments in the Test Kitchen of Life- Part II

February 10, 2010

This past weekend Tanya and I created what I’ve dubbed our Business Experiments in the Test Kitchen of Life Challenge in which we gave ourselves $50 each to buy food in secret which we would then combine to cook up a menu and meal together. Tanya bought: I bought: Morbier cheese Chocolate with pink peppercorns Mussels Oatmeal crisps Red chilli peppers French country farm sausage…

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Business Experiments in the Test Kitchen of Life

February 8, 2010

I am just back from a weekend in Toronto with my dear friend and business partner Tanya (hereto forward known as Tanya with no preamble about how we are both best friends and business partners!).  The working weekend was set up about a week ago when we recognized that some face time was our answer to busting through the Seth Godin style…

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Coach Buffet: A Satisfying Soup

October 16, 2009

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Soup is your metaphor for the week, Cancerian.  Symbolically speaking, it’s the key to your personal power and a model for the approach you should take in everything you do. On the most basic level, you might want to eat some soup every day.  That will make potent suggestions to your subconscious mind about how to…

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All you can – – -?

October 13, 2009

They are Chinese and Indian many other ethnicities.  You often find them in hotels and on cruise ships.  They are often overflowing with plenty, and some would say they are wasteful. Many people overeat at them.  What are THEY? Buffets, of course.  They sound like a great idea when you are really hungry and you often regret it very quickly…

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