Leaders Learning

Culture

In coaching business executives and entrepreneurs, one of my first questions is, “What kind of culture do you want to create?”  I find the answers more helpful than the traditional goal setting and performance target identification.  After all, it is all about people and relationships.  But defining culture and delineating it’s constituents, are not easy…

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Growing Trust

Trust is a reciprocal dance.  Information gathered from experiencing one another is sorted, stored, and conclusions are drawn.  They say that trust takes time to develop but can be shattered in minutes.  Since trust is such a huge part of human interactions and certainly especially true in the workplace, it makes sense to understand what…

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Agility & Flexibility

In coaching executives, team leaders, solopreneurs and small business owners, I am usually hired in a time of change, challenge, or calamity.  Every situation is different.  However, typical themes usually need my attention: conflict resolution and skill set building, communication breakdowns,  team member disengagement, change management, and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity) among others.  Assessing and…

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Boundaries 2

People often think of boundaries in a sort of negative way: putting up walls or fences.  Of course, walls and fences are designed to keep somethings in and somethings out.  And they often create a sense of separation.  Let’s consider ways in which leaders can create positive boundaries that foster connection, integration, unification, cooperation, consensus,…

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Boundary Intelligence

This is a two-part discussion on the concept of boundaries.  For this week, review the Boundary Style Questionnaire.  You may either take the assessment in full and calculate your scores or peruse the questions to get an idea of where you may fall on the dimensions constituting boundaries.  There is a brief score interpretation below.…

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Grit

Ever wonder why some folks succeed and others don’t?  Why some folks seem to stick it out and never quit while others give up quickly?  Well, psychologists have spent decades and businesses have spent big dollars on trying to figure this out.  One researcher, perhaps motivated by her father’s constant message while growing up, “You’re…

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