We’re all in the ER – So a little GRACE goes a long way

We’re all in the ER – So a little GRACE goes a long way

As I look back at crises within our family over the 2019-2020 season, I shudder at the sheer amount and intensity of events. Two serious car wrecks, a shoulder surgery, torn ankle ligaments (at Christmas!), the passing of a 90-year-old parent, a major pet crisis, a...

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Values-Driven Leadership

Values-Driven Leadership

Values-Driven Leadership Much discussion takes place each new year about shaping and declaring Core Values. Along with crafting and communicating a compelling vision (see my blog on how to accomplish that), clarifying and shaping your Core Values is equally essential....

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Coaching Conversations that Transform Leaders

Coaching Conversations that Transform Leaders

Whether you are a coach like me, or a manager or even a peer, you play the role of “coach” as you empower and equip leaders for success. I believe everyone needs coaching. Premier athletes, corporate CEOs, and world-class musicians all have coaches—people who bring...

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Vision Block: 5 Barriers to Crafting a Compelling Vision

Vision Block: 5 Barriers to Crafting a Compelling Vision

Unlike Mission, Vision is “seeing” language. But sometimes we cannot…or will not see. Something blurs or blocks our vision. More than ever in recent history we need leaders with clear vision. Leaders to guide us forward. What stands in the way of having a clear,...

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A Cause Worth Fighting For

A Cause Worth Fighting For

The more time I spend with leaders of all ages and stripes, the more angst I feel in their spirit. Many hold positions of leadership but are not passionate about this season in life. Others, young and idealistic (in the good sense of the word) are willing to take...

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Every Leader is a First Responder

Every Leader is a First Responder

When you hear “First Responder” what imagines come to mind? Ambulances with EMT’s racing to a crash site? Doc’s and nurses rushing COVID patients to an ICU room? A city street strewn with hoses, smoke and fire billowing from high rises, fire trucks hoisting rescuers...

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Beyond Words: 7 Practices to Enhance Your Communication

Beyond Words: 7 Practices to Enhance Your Communication

Why is it some communicators can hold an audience in rapt attention while others barely keep us interested? Why are some talks or seminars so compelling they don’t simply entertain and inspire us, they move us to immediate and consistent action? What makes us...

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