Developing a Leadership Practice

Effective leaders need to be self-aware – they need to understand their strengths and weaknesses, their possible blind spots, and the style of leadership to which they gravitate. – Dr. Larry Richard I have been thinking about what it means to have a practice of something. Specifically, what it takes to have a practice and…

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way: Four Necessary Questions

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”  Rumi   You decided to stop micro-managing and delegate more, and yet you find yourself with more work than ever. You decided to talk less and “share the air” more, and yet you consistently find yourself…

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How To Be a Pioneer in Your Own Development

There are clear shifts happening in our environment. The way people work, live, and play is fundamentally changing. The pace of change, fueled by the Internet, technology, and multi-continent collaboration is fast and furious – inspiring and scary at the same time. As a result, there is another important change happening, albeit a much quieter…

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ShePeak… Women Leaders On The Rise

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin Decades ago, when women began to enter the ranks of leadership in corporate America, they entered not as women, but as men. What I mean by that is that many…

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Strategy Isn’t Just for Warriors and Executives

September is my New Year. The end of hot summer days, the relief of cooler weather, the beginning of a new school year, the refreshing of routines and improving of the systems that make our day-to-day more manageable. I “spring clean” in September, donating clothes that no longer fit my children and books I’ve outgrown;…

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How to Bend Time in Your Favor

Moving through life is like driving. When we are driving, looking out the front windshield, things seem to take a long time to approach us. When looking out the side window, they flash by. Think about that: when you look at what you are passing right in the moment, it is gone before you even…

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Striver Fatigue and The Art of Well Compensated White Space

I have been a striver all of my life. I love the emotion of anticipation and I am future oriented. This meant that, for the first few decades of my life, I was always looking to what was next. I set a relentless pace for myself and I was enchanted by my sense of accomplishment….

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pLink Mindful Minute, Be Present or Be Absent But Don’t Be Both

From across the room I watch my daughter type on her computer (theoretically doing homework), keep an eye on her phone and occasionally glance at the television.  From the front of the meeting room I watch people “participate” in a meeting, shuffle papers and interact with their phone.  On conference calls I hear fingers flying…

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