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Masks Women Wear

October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That’s where our last blog ended. Lauding the value of fear as a driver of personal growth and collective innovation, reminding us that fear is a necessary precursor for learning. Which, of course, is true. But this week we were reminded how many women are very, very afraid in their…

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Gut Check – Remove Your Mask

October 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Remove Your Mask

We often hide behind a facade in the workplace. We do it out of habit. We do it to protect ourselves. Usually this mask of ours draw upon some of our strength. That’s good. But the mask also hides many other parts of ourself that we really ought to draw upon. So, think about what…

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Be Very Afraid: How Our Fears Can Work For Us

October 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

There’s one statement we at BraveShift hardly hear spoken in workplaces. And yet it echoes off the halls. Silent and yet screamed, absent and yet everywhere, it’s as simple and familiar as it is taboo. A phrase we can probably remember saying when we were children – when Dad turned the lights off at bedtime,…

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Being Someone Syndrome: the Leader We Already Are

October 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Being Someone Syndrome: the Leader We Already Are

When I was a kid I wanted to be just like Shaun Cassidy. Heck, I wanted to BE Shaun Cassidy. Now sometimes I wish, oh I wish, I were just like Brené Brown. She’s always been twenty steps ahead of me. Every time she comes out with a new book or a new theme in…

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Biggest Career Mistake You Can Make: Faking It

October 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Biggest Career Mistake You Can Make: Faking It

Imposter syndrome — once the subject of academic conferences – is now at epidemic levels. Apparently, many of us sit at our desks feeling inherently ill-equipped, ill-prepared, illegitimate. Waiting to be found out. In this era of “fake news”, we apparently all feel like fakes. I get it. Sadly, I’ve lived it. For a significant…

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Gut Check – Be a Teacher

September 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Be a Teacher

We have been exploring the value of being a good student. Being a student is one way to discover joy in our work.  Being a student enables us to cultivate a sense of humility. Being a student helps us sharpen our skill of asking great questions. When you think about it, all of those are…

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#1 Most Under-Rated Leadership Skill: Are You Curious?

September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on #1 Most Under-Rated Leadership Skill: Are You Curious?

As leaders, the greatest tools at our disposal are questions. It sounds too basic, right? In our world of boundless progress and technology, how can it be that the lowly Question retains so much power?  But in our experience, questions are your secret weapons, your secret sauce.  Deployed correctly, questions will start to transform your…

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What CEOs and Interns Have Most In Common

September 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mostly they fall from cliffs or ledges having strayed from the public trails, according to the shuttle bus driver. Well, dozens fall each year but only a handful lose their lives. I thought about what a terrible shame that would be as I watched a group of day hikers descending into the canyon below. It…

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Want to Find Joy at Work Again? Be a Student

September 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Want to Find Joy at Work Again? Be a Student

So at age 18 I headed off to Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois with a couple of sets of sheets, my very first bank account, a bad perm, and a whole lot of expectation.   My hands trembled as I cut into my deep dish sausage pizza — the last supper I shared with my parents…

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No More Hamster Wheel: Try Conscientious Social Content

September 14, 2017 | Comments Off on No More Hamster Wheel: Try Conscientious Social Content

You’re probably reading this on your phone. In between tasks. While avoiding tasking. En route to another task. Social media has become the oil in the joints of our day, ensuring there’s never silence or even just quiet. Taking us out of our offices, out of whatever chair we’re seated in, into a bustling, jostling…

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