Tuesday Morning Focal Point

Is Your Business in the “Go” or “Show” Phase?
August 17, 2021

This past week an executive on my coaching roster and I drilled down into some of the seasonality of work for her and her team.  She runs an entity with significant global reach and their demands throughout this pandemic has had incredible impact. I also work with this exec’s team on strategy; with whom we…

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How to Return to the Workplace – Culture over Strategy
August 3, 2021

So many conversations are underway, throughout all kinds of workplaces, regarding returning to the workplace for those workers who have been working remotely.  When considering how to return to the workplace, there are many considerations that go way beyond health and safety. One of the realities is that an extensive amount of change has been…

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It’s Okay Not to be Okay – Managing your Mental Health
July 13, 2021

For years I’ve delivered workshops on a whole range of topics related to mental health; resilience, managing stress, building healthy relationships, resolving conflict and the like.  Prior to the pandemic, we were seeing more and more interest in these topics.  The realities of the pandemic, has brought the interest level up for these topics and…

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Increasing workplace productivity
July 6, 2021

Post pandemic transitions back to working in shared office spaces will bring new challenges as we work different now than pre pandemic times.

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Emotional Reactors and Leadership
February 16, 2021

Do you find yourself reacting at all these days, perhaps in ways that are unusual or are just more emotionally loaded than you are accustomed to?  If you do, you’re not alone.  More and more I seem to be having conversations with people about their emotional responses and reactions that they are not proud of. …

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Emotional Qualities and Leadership
January 18, 2021

I hear all kinds of comments about emotions from, “I am not emotional,” to, “my partner’s emotions are irrational “and “My kid’s emotions don’t make sense”.  I find that emotions (and the related emotional qualities) in our western world are not well understood or valued. What are emotions? First, everyone has emotions.  Emotions are wired…

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Emotional Agility and Leadership
December 1, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it means as a leader to have emotional intelligence?  Have you wondered what qualities you possess that lead to your emotional responses? Do you know how they impact your ability to lead effectively?  Do you notice that sometimes your emotional responses don’t seem to make sense, and even aren’t always…

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Slow Down to Speed Up
November 10, 2020

The importance and value in slowing down to better manage speeding up in business and leadership.

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Loving the Competition
September 15, 2020

Last week I was discussing business with a founder of a company in the aviation industry. He is now a primarily hands-off owner, having brought in a CEO to run the company. The richest part of our conversation was related to his competition. This businessman talked about the ways his company’s competition has helped them grow…

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Strategies for Building Resilience
September 1, 2020

Often when I facilitate workshops on resilience and building resilience, attendees offer a definition of resilience as the “ability to bounce back.”  I don’t think this is a perfect definition, but let’s go with it, simply because it is a common response from workshop participants. Therefore, it must matter. Miriam Webster’s dictionary defines it as…

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