Interviewing: Winning the Competition

If you want to get the job, you must first ace the interview, which is in essence a competition that at most one person will win (sometimes no one wins). How can you differentiate yourself and maximize your chances for success in an interview? These three suggestions are proven to make an impact. Do more [ ... ]

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Team Assessments

I’m a big fan of assessments!  Not too many people will openly admit that, but I do.  I use them in just about every engagement I’m working in, including leadership and executive coaching, succession planning, and team building.  I have my favorites, and I tend to stick to those assessments that have proven over time [ ... ]

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The Other Side of the Door

On a recent trip to Italy, I visited Montecassino Abbey, a 6th century Benedictine monastery high on a hill.  The 45-minute bus ride up the hill and then climbing 86 stairs to the top with no railing were so very worth it.  The view was breathtaking, and the story of the location is amazing. The [ ... ]

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Employability VS Employed

Think of a time at your job when you worked very hard, liked it, and accomplished something  that yielded a strong sense of achievement when you were fully engaged with the task at hand.  These are commonly called “peak moments”; those times you were certain that your contribution made a difference  in meeting or exceeding the desired goals. [ ... ]

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Giving Feedback

What makes a great leader? One of the top three traits associated with great leaders is the ability to effectively give feedback to drive operational performance. In the millennial workplace formal performance evaluations are increasingly being phased out in favor or more regular, informal forms of ongoing feedback. Good leaders use corrective feedback to change [ ... ]

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Stressed? Just Breathe!

Ever notice how when you become a bit stressed about something your heartbeat picks up a little speed?  Did you know that you could calm yourself down by just breathing? I learned all this at yoga classes years ago.  Breathing is so very important to the human condition, yet few really know how to breathe [ ... ]

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Windows & Circles

How many times have you heard the old adage “If you are not growing, you are dying”? A tad on the morbid side, right?! Although more applicable to plant life, there is an abundance of truth when it comes to us humans as well. I believe that we are driven by three circles of growth [ ... ]

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Increase Your Face Value

In my role as Hub of the Universe, the most important tool in my toolbox is my smile. Not because of my dental work, but because I’m the first face the public sees when they enter our building. Transitioning folks who come to us arrive in a variety of mindsets, and most of them are [ ... ]

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Celebrate the Little Things

The Winter Olympics are now history, and the medal winners have all gone home victorious.  Big reasons to celebrate!  What about the athletes that went home without medals?  I think they too are winners just because they are Olympians, and they too should celebrate. Not all athletes can make it to the Olympics, and not [ ... ]

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Time to Go Back to Leadership 101

It’s time to get back to Leadership 101!  Back to a time when a handshake meant something, when respecting others was just basic human nature, and when helping others felt more powerful than hurting others.  Leadership basics pertain to all of us, not just to those in a position of power.   Leadership is about making [ ... ]

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