Surviving a Top Leadership Change

Just as the United States prepares for a change in leadership every four years, over half of companies also switch out CEOs every four years on average.

 In both cases, it's important to arm yourself with facts to be prepared for different scenarios.

 Did you know that within the...

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Do What Matters

Let's be honest.

We all waste a lot of time.

And, we avoid a lot that we shouldn't. 

But here's the truth about the limited time you have in your life:

 You get rewarded for the outcomes, not the effort.

You can complain that you're too busy, that you have too much on your plate, that...

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Let Go of the Old to Make Room for the New

In our culture of continuous improvement, acquisition, and novelty, it's easy to forget an essential truth: in order to make room for the new, it is necessary to let go of the old.

A few years ago, as I was struggling with change, a wise mentor of mine explained the universal cycle of...

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Engagement Tip for Bosses: Use Your Holiday Greetings Strategically

For most leaders, the month of December seems to fly by in a flurry of finishing up projects, planning ahead for being out of the office over the holidays, and envisioning how to start the new year off on a strong footing. 

Writing holiday cards to your team members, or even sending an...

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Beyond the feel-good benefits of volunteering your time to causes and organizations you care about, there can also be some powerful career-enhancing benefits as well. 

I even know professionals who have found new and exciting roles as a direct result of their involvement with...

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4 Ways to Boost Your Team Relationships Before the End of the Year

The end of the calendar year can often be a mad rush to complete your to-do list before taking some well-deserved time off.

 

But it's also the perfect opportunity to strengthen your relationships within your team.

 

Don't miss out. Be intentional about how to make the most of...

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Be a "Leater": Others are Depending On It

Recently, I received an important reminder from an unlikely source: my 9 year-old daughter. She had noticed a drop in my usual energy, so she made me a card at school to cheer me up.

In case you can't read it, it says:

Mom Be a Leater.

I was so touched when she gave it to me and after thanking...

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How to Persevere When You Just Want to Crawl Back Under the Covers

Sometimes life throws you curveballs. Sometimes it feels like there's a pitching machine throwing at you and it won't stop.

One of my friends lost a parent and an uncle in the space of a month.

Another person, a highly qualified client of mine in the technology industry, was put on a team where...

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The Counter-Intuitive Way to Bust Out of a Rut

Whether it’s keeping on an extra 20 lbs., tolerating a bad relationship, or putting up with a soul-sucking job, chances are that you have been stuck in a rut at some point in your life, without a clear idea how to get out of it.

When you’re down in the trenches, it can feel like...

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Two Things Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Leadership

Most leaders I know consider themselves lifelong learners, but if you had asked me if I thought Taylor Swift had some valuable leadership advice to share, I confess I may have looked at you sideways.

But as I was driving my 7 year old daughter home from summer camp and she was singing along to...

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