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I Can Tell My Mom Anything

I heard my son utter this comment to his friend recently, and it brought tears of joy to my eyes. 

I can't think of a better compliment. 

I always wanted to be the kind of parent who provided emotional safety. 

I don't need to...

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Who Believes In YOU?

 

Julie loves what she does. She’s worked hard in her career and is looking to “move up” this year. When she expressed her aspirations to  some of her friends, they told her to “be realistic,” and they said...

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Want to Be a Better Human? Practice Daily

Life is full of opportunities to be a better human. 

I am always struck by the emotional qualities of the people I run into. 

Many leave a positive impression that buoys my spirit. For example, my 2 teenage sons give me hugs...

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Are you a High Trust Leader

Are YOU a High Trust Leader?

I have been truly lucky to have had many remarkable bosses and leaders. People who embodied trust and extended it to all. These leaders…

  • Saw things in me that I didn’t see in myself.
  • Believed in my...
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Obviously My Kids Don't Love Me Enough

I had presented this topic so many times. 

I had seen people’s faces light up, and I had experienced many, “ah-ha” moments with audiences and this topic in the past. 

I knew this lesson could be amazingly impactful and...

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Why Engagement Should Matter to YOU

In my line of work, I hear a lot about Employee Engagement

 

There are engagement surveysstrategies for engaging employees, and the costs of disengagement. But, none of this is what matters MOST about...

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STATE before STRATEGY

Ever feel like you’ve tried every strategy, every approach, every angle, every tactic, over and over, and yet, you still cannot get that under-performing employee to meet expectations?

Managing performance is a fundamental part of any...

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What Impact Will You Make on Others?

In my Coaching for Excellence class, we start with an "enlightening" activity.
 
Participants are asked to recall a person who acted as a coach to them, some time during their lifetime. It could be a workplace coach, a teacher, mentor, or...

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Curiosity or Expertise?

Remember the joy of wonder? The spark of curiosity? For children, these are easy to come by. Kids are naturally open to the world and question everything.
 
As we grow up, we learn that it is “knowledge,” not...

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Exactly 600 Seconds - GO!

You’ve got just 600 seconds…

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so grab their attention and KEEP it!

 

600 seconds. That’s all the time you have to grab your audience’s attention - and then keep it....

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