Year End Reflection: Insights from 2022, and Encouragement for 2023

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With 2022 coming to an end, I want to share with you what I’m noticing these days as I work with teams and leaders across the globe. With the worst of COVID (hopefully) behind us, every week I’m talking with leaders like you, who desperately want to move forward; to put all the disruption, uncertainty, […]

The Secret to Hybrid Teamwork

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Every week – sometimes every day – I have clients sharing with me the struggles they’re experiencing around making teams work effectively in this post-COVID reality. With staff wanting more flexibility, constantly changing hybrid models, and the growing reality of “quiet quitting”, teamwork has never been more threatened. The good news is that there is […]

How To Be a Confident AND Humble Leader

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Leverage Your Strengths AND Have a Growth Mindset I’ll never forget the “AHA” moment I had over a decade ago when I looked at the results from the largest study ever conducted around engagement by the Gallup Organization. It seemed crystal clear – if I was going to be truly effective as a leader, I needed to […]

The Secret to Sustainability: Caring for Others AND Caring for Yourself

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We’ve all heard the saying, “If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else”. But with the expectations associated with leadership, on top of the long list of responsibilities you’re dealing with at home, you’re probably realizing that taking care of yourself is a lot easier said […]

The High-Performance Paradox: Having Expectations AND Extending Grace

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Andrew Carnegie said, “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes,” and I can totally resonate with these words. Whether I’m working on a new book, striving to grow my business, or trying to stay healthy, pushing myself through goals, targets, and timelines […]

Can your team tell if they’re winning or losing?

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Can you imagine going to a professional basketball game or hockey game only to find that there wasn’t a scoreboard in the arena? You’d be wondering who was winning or losing the entire game! Or picture driving your car but having no dashboard to look at. You’d be wondering constantly if you’re going the right […]

Do Great Leaders Focus on Profit or Purpose?

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In his iconic book, Start with Why, Simon Sinek argues that leaders and organizations need to put more focus on their “why”— their purpose and the impact they are uniquely called to make in this world. He explains that this is how to gain a competitive advantage, attract and retain great talent, and take your […]

Should Your Next Event be In-Person, Virtual or Hybrid?

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HINT – Hybrid is the wrong answer!  Now that things are getting back to normal, leaders are working hard to reconnect their team by rescheduling training, events, and conferences. The problem is, with people’s openness to technology and an increase in remote work, they need to decide if these events should be in-person, virtual, or […]

Are you an optimist OR a realist? Big mistake! Here’s why…

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In the ground-breaking book, Good to Great, author Jim Collins explains why – specifically through his research with Admiral James Stockdale. You see, Stockdale spent eight years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, enduring relentless psychological abuse, neglect, and torture. But he survived and he went on to thrive – becoming the first three-star officer in […]