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November 14

“Either I can run it or it will run me.”

I think this is what is known as a “truth bomb.” This statement is from Julia Gillard, who was Australia’s prime minister from 2010 to 2013 and is the only woman to have held the position. She was interviewed (CONTINUE READING)

May 10

“You Made A Difference in My Career.”

Playing a role in the development of another person is really pretty cool. Think of how it feels when someone says: “you made a difference in my career.” Pretty great, right? Too often, though, this part of leadership can (CONTINUE READING)

January 26

By Teaching We Learn

Anyone who has been in one of my leadership programs knows that one of my favorite quotes is “Docendo discimus.” This is a Latin proverb which means “by teaching, we learn.” I share this with participants on Day One (CONTINUE READING)

October 27

Keep Calm and Dig On

A “fan favorite” module in the leadership programs I teach is called “Expanding Perceptions.” The premise is that challenges arise when we get stuck in our stories: about ourselves, our colleagues, daily situations. To get unstuck, we must be (CONTINUE READING)

May 12

Changing Habits Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

In a recent coaching conversation, a client was expressing frustration with her colleagues. They were getting materials to her very late, and still expecting her to meet original (and immovable) deadlines. She felt disrespected, diminished, and angry. I asked (CONTINUE READING)

October 8

How Good Can You Get?

In September, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Africa for the first time; I was running an executive team meeting being held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. My husband and I went over a few days early (CONTINUE READING)

July 31

Whose Job Is It to Develop Leaders?

The feature article in the June Harvard Business Review (HBR) is “How to Spot Potential. Hint: Experience is Overrated.” The main point is that what has made someone successful to date might be completely irrelevant in the future, given (CONTINUE READING)

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