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Many of us are excited for a new year to start, possibly even more than usual. Sure, we might have to wait a little longer for certain aspects of our life to go back to normal. But this is an important time to reset and see the past year in a new light, one that can propel us forward in 2021. Below are some simple yet powerful questions I sent to my individual coaching clients for this purpose. I think you might enjoy them as well. I invite you to take some time to reflect on these by yourself and…
I love when I look at someone’s bio and see they describe themselves as a lifelong learner. We should all be. Continued learning is crucial to a more fulfilled life and in leadership, it can be one of your most useful tools. It’s about having an insatiable thirst to explore new concepts, approaches, and theories and not settle for what you already know. How you go about it doesn’t matter; after all, we have an unprecedented well of resources at our disposal to learn new things. What matters is that you make the time to challenge yourself with new ideas…
“When I embarked on this leadership project, I intended to fix everyone else on my team. The ironic thing is, I am the one who got fixed!” That’s what Eugene, an extremely successful business owner told me laughing at the end of a year-long coaching engagement. The project included him and his company’s executive team, with each person taking several leadership assessments and working individually with a coach. Everyone made great strides but it was Eugene himself who experienced the most significant changes of all. I see that happen quite often. Business owners hire a coach with the goal of…
Awkward. Disorienting. Chaotic. You have been going to the office for years and now find yourself juggling your home life and leadership load all at once, in one space.  Leading from home is not as simple as putting yourself in a new location and running operations as you’d do in your normal work environment. The fact is, being a leader at the top just became even lonelier. Yet, your team and your company need you to step up and lead more than ever. Here are some ideas on how to handle your leadership responsibilities from the home office and…
I have talked to a few clients since most people have started working remotely, and schools have closed, but it is clear we are all moving into a very surreal new normal that could last weeks or months.  For those among us who live alone, “social distancing” means more time spent in isolation without the daily interactions that keep us sane. For others, it means a whole new level of being together with the family at home: mom working in one room, dad in another one, and the kids in their bedrooms online with their schools. We are all used…
Happy New Year! 2020 is here, and I invite you to relieve yourself of the pressure of setting New Year’s resolutions. Most people abandon them before January is over, anyway. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some time to be intentional about what you want to create for yourself over the next twelve months. It’s about reflecting on what was good and not so good about last year, what you learned or can learn from it, and then use it as a springboard to craft some intentions for 2020. This is lighter than committing to resolutions, and when done thoughtfully,…