Your best thinking isn’t happening at work

Only about 10% of office workers say they do their best thinking at work, according to Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute. Considering how much time we spend at work, we’re underusing an enormous volume of brainpower. Just think how much more...

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How you need to balance belonging with standing out

Superstars, rock stars, and heroes who save the day have fallen out of favor in many organizations. Now we’re encouraged to celebrate team players who cooperate, collaborate, and play well with others. They combine their brainpower to deal with the complexity...

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It’s time to redefine executive presence

Executive presence needs to be about how you as a leader show up to work with others, not how you look and perform as a heroic individual. When leaders are working as gardeners, leaders are focusing more on developing others and less on building their own charisma and...

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How to champion change in a change-averse culture

How do you champion change when you work or live in a change-averse culture? This is a question I hear frequently. It’s also one that’s top of mind for me personally since February 2014. That’s when my husband and I moved to Charleston, South Carolina from the San...

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Why you need to walk the talk and eat the dog food

Since February, I’ve been eating my own dog food.  In other words, I’m using the tools and following the advice I provide to my clients for a specific situation. While the experience has taken me out of my comfort zone, it’s worth it. I’m growing as a coach and...

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Why you need safety for a high-performing culture

To what extent do you practice “safety first” – specifically psychological safety – in your team meetings and other group settings at work?  Harvard University Professor Amy Edmondson who studies psychological safety defines it "a shared belief that the team is safe...

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How to improve your balance on the neural seesaw

Been on any seesaws lately? Maybe not at the playground, but you’ve probably experienced a “neural seesaw” in your head. Your brain actually switches between two distinct thinking networks, thinking socially and thinking analytically. Dr. Matthew Lieberman, UCLA...

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How to be a more conscious executive coach

Want to be a more conscious leader as well as help other leaders increase their self-awareness and reach bigger goals? Late in May, 85 master executive corporate coaches plus several leadership and development professionals gathered in Estes Park, Colorado for the...

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How to be more comfortable with inquiry and advocacy

Even with all of its advantages, inquiry needs to co-exist with advocacy. Luckily, we can do both, even when we have a distinct preference for one approach over the other. To learn more about the power of inquiry and advocacy, check out How to be more comfortable with...

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