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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 bursts…

Sometimes You Need to Go Slow, to Go Fast

Sometimes You Need to Go Slow, to Go Fast

Cato was a gift, although I didn’t know that for a long time.  After two years of searching for the perfect endurance horse, I discovered Cato in the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains. He came from a herd owned by one of America’s  top ten endurance riders. A proven 100‐mile horse, he had a short but impressive endurance…

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 plan…

A Bucket or a Basket?  Where Do You Put Your Dreams?

A Bucket or a Basket? Where Do You Put Your Dreams?

Every leader needs a bucket list. It’s a helpful concept that can encourage us to be forward‐thinking, stretch outside our comfort zone, and set goals. Bucket lists also have some drawbacks: They can keep us focused on what we haven’t — instead of what we have — accomplished. They can get out of hand —…

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 primarily…

Coaching Aligns Personal and Professional Goals

Coaching Aligns Personal and Professional Goals

Lynne Taddeo Kjolso had many reasons for pursuing leadership coaching. She manages a global team and works remotely. She often communicates and make decisions while traveling. Lynne puts her leadership skills to work in a complex environment and receives positive feedback on her abilities. Yet, she wanted a deeper understanding of her personal strengths so that she could…

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