Author Archives: Amanda Madorno

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Is Your Leadership on Autopilot?

Is Your Leadership on Autopilot?

We all know that when you want to get better at something, you have to practice – whether it’s sports, music, dance or….leadership. To improve our leadership, we often read books, attend seminars, observe famous leaders, even look at our bosses and swear we will never be like them. In other words, periodic, short burstsContinue Reading

Get The Most Out of Your Coaching Sessions!

Get The Most Out of Your Coaching Sessions!

After years of coaching both nonprofit and for-profit leaders, I’ve witnessed what successful individuals do to get the most out of working with a coach. Perhaps the most important element to your success is the attitude you bring. Coaching is an investment in you – either by your board of directors, boss, or yourself. It’s primarilyContinue Reading

My Favorite Leadership Reads

My Favorite Leadership Reads

I love books and often fall asleep reading one.  This winter I’ve had the chance to catch up on some of my leadership reading and want to share some of my favorites with you.  They are in no particular order.  While no one book is going to transform your business or your life, this listContinue Reading

Once You’ve Got It, Share It!

Once You’ve Got It, Share It!

There’s no point letting your personal leadership vision (PLV) sit in a drawer.  In fact, research shows the most effective leaders who  have a clear, and compelling PLV share it with others, particularly the people they work with. Your PLV enables you to share yourself in a way that gives your employees insight, confidence, and connection to you.Continue Reading

That Vision Thing

That Vision Thing

Most executives I know are skilled at the ‘we’ vision – that which inspires an organization, major donors or investors, and stakeholders. They’ve helped create it, they live and breathe it, and are truly accomplished at galvanizing others around that ‘we’ vision. In fact, no smart leader would consider developing a strategic or business planContinue Reading

425 Business features Leadership with Horses

425 Business features Leadership with Horses

It’s a clear, crisp fall day in the Pacific Northwest and you’re at Epona Meadows in Woodinville, standing in an outdoor arena with nine of your coworkers. As a team, you must lead two horses and a donkey — each about 1,000 pounds — in unison around the arena without talking or using lead ropes,Continue Reading

A Banner Year for Leadership with Horses

A Banner Year for Leadership with Horses

From California to Chicago, nearly 300 leaders attended Leadership with Horses Programs at Epona Meadows last year. When Dennis, the Senior Director of the Supply Chain Department at PepsiCo, Chicago was looking for a special experience for the 15 leaders of his team, he decided Mindful Leadership with Horses was the the way to go.Continue Reading

Five Ideas for Your Stop Doing List

Five Ideas for Your Stop Doing List

There are choices we make every day as leaders which may seem unrelated to our effectiveness – yet they impact the way we and others experience our leadership dramatically. Leadership takes a great deal of doing. It also takes the right amount of stop doing. Here are a few ideas to kick start your stop doing list:Continue Reading

What Five Things Will You Stop Doing?

What Five Things Will You Stop Doing?

As we usher in the new year, I encourage you to consider those handful of things you’ll stop doing that will contribute to a more effective, successful, and leaderful you. When I help clients develop strategic plans, I include time and space for the ‘stop-doing’ conversation. It’s often a tough talk to have with organizational leadersContinue Reading