Category Archives: Coaching

How Do You Inspire And Engage Your Team?

Why do people listen to you? Is it out of obligation? Admiration? Fear? A little bit of everything? As a leader your job is to inspire, mentor, encourage, and continuously develop your team. You want to foster an environment of … Continue reading

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The Courage Of Questions

Many of us think of communication as the delivery of words, information, ideas, opinions. And this is accurate – a Merriam-Webster definition of communication is “information transmitted or conveyed.” But what about the other important element in a successful exchange … Continue reading

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Mindfulness And Trust: The Keys To Successful Leadership

“What keeps you fulfilled in your role?” Whether we are navigating a busy sidewalk, or navigating through our career, when we lose perspective, we lose our bearing and risk faltering. Having perspective on our situation requires self-awareness; we need to … Continue reading

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2 Ways Kevin Anderson’s Wimbledon Attitude Can Help You Build Confidence

Kevin Anderson, the No. 8 seed, after beating Roger Federer, the No. 1 seed, in the 2018 quarterfinals at Wimbledon Tennis Championship, July 2018: “I think the toughest thing players face when going out playing somebody like Roger in this … Continue reading

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4 Keys To Creating Commitment At Work

“Leadership requires acknowledging the sacredness of every individual, not from a place of fear, but from a place of love.” An engaged workforce produces better results. Whether you manage a team of finance professionals, a department of insurance underwriters, or … Continue reading

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Melania’s Unspoken Message

You’ve probably heard about Melania Trump’s recent controversial outfit choice. She wore a green trench coat with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” while boarding the plane to visit the detention centers that are holding immigrant children in … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Start Your Career On The Right Foot

This week, thousands of new teachers are being trained as part of their initiation into Teach for America. Thousands more are still recovering from graduation festivities with an eye on their first job looming in the coming weeks. Whether you … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Get What You Want

Some days, every conversation feels like a negotiation. Some people thrive on that type of exchange. For others, it’s exhausting. Regardless of whether you enjoy negotiating, you have to participate in the discussion if you want to get something done. … Continue reading

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4 Things We Can Learn From Nikki Haley’s “With All Due Respect, I Don’t Get Confused”

How To Go From Under The Bus To The Driver’s Seat We’ve all had situations in which we feel we’ve been wronged and want to respond appropriately, but struggled to do so while maintaining the relationship. Just about every married … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Communicate Confidence As You Enter The Workforce

You’ve graduated and are about to become part of the working world. Congratulations, and welcome. As a parent of three college graduates and one college senior, I assure you, one of the most fulfilling questions a parent asks his or … Continue reading

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