Coaching

I Love My Inner Grinch

“It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.” You probably know the story. Many of us can recite much of the poem. And I know I, for one, eagerly flip through my cable program guide every year at this time looking for it.…

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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

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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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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Gut Check – How to Help Make Change

There’s always some sort of change happening in the workplace. We can resist, stand passively by, or do our individual bit to help make that change happen. We blogged about it earlier, and here’s a gentle reminder of how we can contribute to change. It ONLY takes discipline.  

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Gut Check – Make a Frenemy a Friend

Frenemies! We all have them. While we can’t get along with everyone in the workplace, maybe there’s someone who’s a frenemy that could actually be a friend. And why not?

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You Want to REALLY Make Change? Try the Discipline Diet

Do you know what a “wearable” is?  Now there’s a word that didn’t exist ten years ago.  Maybe even five?   Today many of you know what I mean; others own what I mean. And more will in years to come.  Wearables are the devices we wear to track our activity – steps taken, calories…

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We All Make Magic: My Lessons in Courage

Purple is my favorite color. It inspires me. It makes me think of beauty and kindness. I also love purple because it’s a “girl” color and since I’m a guy, taking purple as my favorite color makes me feel a little rebellious. Whenever I’m doing creative brainstorming, I use a purple colored pencil. Never a…

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Gut Check – Pants on Fire!

Liar, liar….you know the rest. It’s so much easier to call out someone ELSE’s lie rather than your own. Be easy and kind to yourself. But also be really honest. What’s a lie you’ve been telling yourself and how much of a RELIEF will it be to let it go?

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Gut Check – Your NOT-To-Do List!

We’re obsessed with time management! Well, we can’t so much “manage” time as we can manage ourselves. And one of the missing questions is: “What can I put on my Not-To-Do List?” Have you requested our free download, “4 Conversations You Need to Have“?

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