A Nudge To Practice Gratitude

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” —Fred De Witt Van Amburgh “I should be grateful I have a job,” said my client during an executive coaching session. We were on video, and she saw me cringe. “Why the face?” she asked. “It’s about hearing the…

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A Nudge To Choose Authenticity

“I’m sorry, but I don’t get all the leadership jargon,” he said. We were knee-deep in a one-to-one 360 debrief, where this leader (we’ll call him Evan) was receiving collated feedback from his direct reports, peers, and boss. Receiving feedback is essential to leadership development, and unpacking and integrating it can be a tender experience….

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Priming Innovation

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the World.” – Simon Sinek A client and I were recently discussing his desire for his team to do more “thinking outside the box.” When I asked what that might look like in action, he said that the…

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6 Reasons Why Taking a Vacation Makes You a Better Leader

Ahh vacation … the feeling of warm sand in your toes, a tasty cocktail in hand, and the sweet sound of work email pinging on your phone. Wait, what?! That sounds more like working remote from an expensive and exotic locale versus taking a vacation. And yet, 60% of employees report that they do some…

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Support Well-being with a Nudge

Sometimes a nudge – small, timely, and easy – may be all we need to make better decisions for ourselves. – David Halpern When I graduated from a Master’s in Positive Psychology program last year, I began a bad habit of replacing essay writing time with Netflix time. What started as a natural reward, and…

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Nourish Yourself with a Mindful Nudge

“Mindfulness is . . . the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Imagine a full day at the office, and between meetings, you realize you are thirsty. You divert past the vending…

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How To Lead Meetings That Work

“To make our meetings more effective, we need to have multiple types of meetings, and clearly distinguish between the various purposes, formats, and timing of those meetings.” ― Patrick Lencioni, Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable…About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business One of the things we hear a lot from the leaders we work with…

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Develop A Coaching Mindset: Motivate Your Team, Grow Your Awareness

Helping people create more value on their own represents one of the highest forms of respect. – John Y. Shook “I don’t have time to coach my staff – we are all too busy. They need answers and direction.” If you are a leader or manager, you may have been in that same situation or…

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11 Motivational Quotes to Fuel Intentions

Continuing to develop ourselves as leaders, parents, colleagues, etc. requires finding a sustainable way to take action, even when our To-Do list seems to self-replicate each time we look away. We can take action in small ways that have a big impact. If you are a leader who is ready to take action on things…

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Bold Moves: How 72-Hour Goals Can Fuel Your Intentions

“Drip by drip isn’t a crowd pleaser, but that’s what makes real change happen.” Seth Godin One of our clients, Kieoko, works for a global company based in the fast-paced Silicon Valley that is undergoing multiple change initiatives. She has been trying hard to create time and space for strategic time-outs and reflection as a…

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