Be Open to Influence

Be Open to Influence

Most of the leaders I coach are focused on how they can influence others. How do they ensure team members are committed to a shared vision and strategy? However, equally important is that leaders be open to being influenced. People sense when a leader, a colleague or...
You Belong and We Care

You Belong and We Care

Searching for the “right fit” college for my daughter was a long and challenging process. She wanted an academically strong institution that had a collaborative culture.  We visited many colleges to find one that matched her ideal. Each place we went she carefully...
Listen to Connect Not Correct

Listen to Connect Not Correct

“What is he thinking? What a terrible idea! Does he see how he is going to hurt the staff and the company?” This is what Trish told me she was thinking as her boss shared a new idea that he thought would save money and address a big problem. Trish had immediately told...
Be an Ally

Be an Ally

Jenny excitedly told me how happy she was about a meeting she participated in. She was a bit intimidated by the caliber of participants and was a bit hesitant to speak up, particularly since she is an introvert. We have all had that feeling of hesitancy. She took the...
What is Your Aspiration?

What is Your Aspiration?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. — Gandhi Our language influences how we interpret and experience things. I purposely first ask people their aspirations rather than their goals or expectations.  A different part of the brain is activated when we are...

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