Be Helpful Not Important

Posted on March 6, 2018

  The most important people rarely focus their energy and attention on their own importance. Instead, they work to add value to their organization and the people around them.   The need to feel important As an executive coach, I often see the result insecurity has on leaders. Insecure leaders need a lot of approval and validation from the people around…

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Playing Injured

Posted on January 10, 2017

One of my favorite disciplines is physical fitness. It’s energizing. it’s stress-busting. It’s fun. Over the years I have cycled between weight lifting, running and triathlon. For the past 2+ years it’s been Crossfit. I enjoy the technical nature of the olympic weight lifting in combination with intense cardio work. Do I get injured from…

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How to Have All the Authority at Work

Posted on January 13, 2016

I recently led an organization’s leadership team through a DISC personality exercise that helped them understand each others innate differences. Next week we will talk about how they can use this information to communicate and work together more effectively. I was reminded again of how much we humans struggle when we can’t be in control.…

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Leadership Develops Daily, Not In A Day

Posted on September 18, 2015

In the “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” John Maxwell calls it the Law of Process. He also points out that there are very few overnight successes in the world. Most people who “burst onto the scene” with success have been working for years developing their craft with daily discipline and perseverance. Most leaders know this…

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