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Values at Work: Why They are Important and How to Create Alignment authenticity Jun 03, 2024

Think about what gets you out of bed and excited to go to work. If you are lucky enough to feel energized about your job, chances are your career aligns with your values.

I’m not referring to the generic and mostly ambiguous statements you add to your resumes or post on your office walls. I...

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How to Halt Negative Self-Talk: Recall a Simple Yet Powerful Phrase emotional intelligence May 30, 2024

Ah, spring! I love this season. I'm always so nostalgic in the spring and summer, recalling the ice cream socials my small community held on the church lawn and the strawberry rhubarb pie my grandmother and aunts prepared each spring. We had an abundance of rhubarb in our family garden, and it...

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Consider the Heroic Leader: Is Charisma the Mark of an Authentic Leader? leadership style May 24, 2024

Let me tell you about Jeremy (not his real name), the master of charisma and grand gestures. Jeremy was a senior-level leader in one of my client organizations. This guy was the epitome of charisma, always drawing attention to himself. Jeremy was known for wooing stakeholders and customers with...

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Let's Talk about Time emotional intelligence May 22, 2024

Time is a curious phenomenon, almost like a character in the story of our lives, changing roles as we grow. My relationship with time is continuously transforming, as I face various phases of my life and career.  Time has morphed from a barrier in my youth to a precious...

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Just Be Yourself: Unpacking the Meaning of Authenticity authenticity May 09, 2024

We are Always Evolving, So How Can We Be Authentic?

Authenticity is often discussed in conversations about self-identity and personal growth, but its meaning can be as elusive as appealing. What does it mean to be oneself? Many people grapple with this question, particularly as they encounter...

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Six Habits of Authentic Leaders authenticity May 06, 2024

I have been hearing a lot of talk about authentic leadership lately. And guess what? It seems like we don't all share the same definition.  

Authentic leadership seems to be one of those ambiguous concepts everyone discusses, as if we all agree on a precise definition. 

I teach a...

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Professional Transformation Among The Peonies emotional intelligence May 02, 2024

Who could have foreseen that the aftermath of a challenging year would lead me to the profound transformation brought about by peonies? Every Spring, a bed of these flowers in the community garden where I exchanged wedding vows becomes my sanctuary, my reset button. And this Spring, I found...

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Leadership Growth: When Our Defenses Hold Us Back emotional intelligence Apr 30, 2024

We all love a success story, especially our own. We draw strength from our achievements and pride from our skills. But while celebrating our wins, could we miss the hidden obstacles keeping us from reaching our full potential?

Understanding the Silent Blockers

Authentic leadership is more than...

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Three Ways to Boost Your Ability to Learn From Experience emotional intelligence Apr 27, 2024

Experience is the best teacher.  You have heard these words before, right? But the truth is, we don’t always learn from our encounters with life’s opportunities.

How often do we repeat the same errors or enjoy our wins without digging into the how and why? I'm right there with...

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Boost Your Leadership Momentum: A Call to Action leadership pivots Apr 19, 2024

Let’s have an honest conversation about momentum. It's that exhilarating feeling of moving forward, unstoppable and powerful. Personally, I find nothing more invigorating than realizing I’m gaining ground and making visible progress towards my goals. It’s like being in the...

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Find Inspiration: Slow Down to Gain Momentum emotional intelligence Apr 18, 2024

 

Ever had those days where your brain feels like it's swimming in syrup? You plop down, ready to be a productivity ninja, and BAM—you're suddenly the MVP of viral cat video marathons and a high-scorer in your favorite mobile games.

For the past few weeks, that's been the soundtrack of...

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Curries and Curveballs: Stirring Up Resilience After a Professional Setback emotional intelligence Apr 05, 2024

Picture this: I was all set with this fantastic project, feeling on top of the world. Then, boom! Out of nowhere, our sponsor hits a snag, and the project comes screeching to a halt. Suddenly, I'm like a GPS after you've driven into a tunnel – "Recalculating"... and recalculating... and oh,...

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