Ever think about how your down time affects your productivity and success? In today’s busy world, it’s not always easy to disconnect and really relax and refresh your thinking, your body, your emotions. To be a fearless leader, you need to be able to rise above your fear-based gut reactions, and strengthen your personal resilience […]
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I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming better leaders in all phases of our careers. It was energizing to be among 10,000 learning and […]
As we honor MLK today and engage in a National Day of Service, I like to reflect on the connection between great leadership and acts of service to others. I hear about the value of “servant leadership” from many business leaders, and they often equate this to the idea of leadership being the ultimate […]
Each of us comes with some learned or comfortable modes of operating, which shapes our leadership style. Some of us prefer to think out loud, and others prefer not to speak until we have developed a fully-formed idea in our head that makes good sense to us, or we may even want to confirm it […]
While we’re on the topic of authenticity… What would you really do to become more authentic? What does it look like? How do you know when you are there? Let us assure you that authenticity has nothing to do with those habits that you may have become attached to and you refer to by saying, […]
We often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing “authentic”. The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here’s an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining “who” you really are. We know that you are not just […]
The value of the strengths movement and a focus on your talents as an individual is to change the focus of your energy and attention to what is already working well, and to find ways to leverage those talents to make them more and more relevant and powerful.
As a very successful CEO, why would someone like Eric Schmidt suggest that he needs a coach and so do you? I see executives every day who make incredible strides forward toward their goals with the help of an executive coach. Their work is inspiring, and I am honored to be part of it. But some of you may still wonder what a coach could do for you and why you should invest in an external coach for yourself. Here are the Top 10 reasons to hire a coach.
So what remains to define your journey to a more fulfilling life? Simply making the changes needed to integrate this process into your life on an ongoing basis. As your life changes and you achieve key elements of your vision, you may find that your vision begins to expand or change in ways that cause you to incorporate new goals. As you gain skills and overcome obstables to your success, you may find entirely new skills suddenly become relevant and perhaps even critical to your goals.
At yet a higher level of engagement that simply getting feedback, is developing partnerships to support you in pursuing your vision.
Partners can be colleagues, family members, friends, or anyone who has an interest in helping you meet your goals and achieve your vision. When considering who you might enroll as your partner, think about who might share your vision, benefit from you achieving it, or be pursuing a similar vision themselves.