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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Moving in the Right Direction: The Power of a Positive Nudge

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare, Hamlet   Shoulds. We have all fallen victim to the power of “shoulds.” We say it all the time. “I should eat better.” “I should work out more.” “I should be saving more money.” “I should be spending time…

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Running Across the 2018 Finish Line

Ahh, December, the final month of the year that calls us to hurry up and finish strong, while at the same time, it beckons us to slow down and savor the season. This time of year brings a lot of competing commitments that can become a source of inspiration or a source of stress. The…

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How To Navigate Important Conversations

In a recent coaching session, my client said she was dreading having a difficult conversation. She needed to sit down with a colleague, whom she regards as a friend, and confront her about a series of things that have happened on the project they are working on. We affirmed that recognizing the need for the…

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