Tag: Accountability

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A Leader’s Words Matter

A Leaders Words Matter

“Your words are your wand.” – Florence Schovel Shinn Words are the tools leaders use to shape what is possible for the future, as well as the experience of the present for better or for worse. A leader’s words can… Build someone’s self-esteem, or diminish their sense of self-worth. Evoke excitement and enthusiasm, or stoke [...]

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Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

There is a difference between positive thinking that moves you forward and positive thinking that is nothing more than wishful thinking. Monica Diaz wrote a timeless article a while back titled “Positive Thinking Might be Your Demise” in which she articulates this distinction. I believe in the power of thinking positively and by nature, I am an optimist. [...]

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Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud?

Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud?

As a professional, have you ever felt like a fraud – like somehow you were less than who and what you portray to the world? Now the word “fraud” might seem a bit dramatic, but you might be surprised to know just how often I have heard this exact word used by my clients through [...]

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The Best Strategy for Increasing Your Focus

The Best Strategy for Increasing Your Focus

There is nothing like a category 5 hurricane barreling towards your home to make you think about what really matters to you!  While we chose to ride out the last 5 hurricanes at home, for the first time in 14 years we decided to evacuate.   Fortunately for my family, we prepared for the worst [...]

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How to Deal with Disrespect

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Have you ever experienced being disrespected in some way, but found yourself not quite sure what to do? Perhaps you felt like someone was being condescending toward you. Or maybe they said or did something that you felt was intentionally designed to make you feel small or less important. A client had called me recently [...]

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