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Leaders, Have That Conversation

In working with a group of high potential leaders recently, they shared that one of the top areas of concern for them was navigating conflict/difficult conversations. It’s true. More often than not, when a conversation feels like it will be uncomfortable, people put it off. Or, they avoid it altogether. And, this is not just […]

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Breathing As A Strategy

It sounds simple; breathing. In and out, and we’re alive and showing up. But while most of us are fortunate enough to do this every day (and I heartily recommend it) without much fanfare, many leaders are missing an opportunity to use breathing as a tool to be more effective. Seriously. How It Works  There […]

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Delegating – Let It Go!

When I was merchandising manager at ACDelco, my team was responsible for liaising with the managers of our 36 different product lines — over a billion dollars worth of auto parts!  In one instance, one of my employees was managing support material that would go into thousands of stores. Jill, my agency representative, produced one […]

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Lighting The Spark

At a recent Women Presidents’ Organization conference, 17-year-old CEO, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author Maya Penn keynoted. She started her first business at 8 years old. She’s both impressive and inspiring, and she shared her journey and her wisdom. In her talk, she called out a few things that have worked for her in her short but accomplished […]

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Inviting An Employee Off the Bus

In 2016, one of my clients was going to let an employee go. This employee had been at the organization for some time, and he knew his stuff, but the “fit” was not good. The employee’s communication style with clients, and interactions with fellow employees was not positive. They felt they had tried everything. A […]

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