Self-awareness

What CEOs and Interns Have Most In Common

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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More Free. More Me.

[New BraveShift principal Jillian Reilly walks our talk by sharing a recent personal story…] I couldn’t help feeling like a fraud in the days leading up to Courage Camp.  A happy fraud, mind you, but still a fraud. Courageous wasn’t something I was raised to be.  Courage was the purview of others—people I didn’t know,…

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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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One Big Lie That Drags Us All Down

I’m like you. I’ve found myself telling the same Big Lie over the years and letting it get the best of me. So we’re in this all together, no worries. Thinking back over my own career—as a young professional, middle manager, executive leader, and even as a consultant and coach—the same Big Lie has found…

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