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Help Your Team Focus With A Check-in

We are in unprecedented times. Most of us are experiencing some combination of fear, concern, worry, uncertainty, and information overload. Not to mention the challenges of working from home. Some...
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Building & Leading Teams | Collaborate Across Divisions and Teams | Manage Stress & Building Resilience | Organization/Time Management & Priorities

The Complete Guide to Working From Home With Kids

Watch Alexis’ amazing webinar on Managing Productivity While Working From Home with Kids here: Watch Webinar The Basics Ok, we’re here, and I bet you’re freaking out a bit! School...
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Manage Stress & Building Resilience | Organization/Time Management & Priorities

How Leaders in Transition Can Set Themselves Up for Success

This month we had a chance to sit down with Joanne Derr, executive coach and former Vice President of HR at Care.com. We talked about how leaders in transition can set...
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Build & Lead Teams | Develop Leadership Styles | Executive Presence | Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Conflict Management: 3 Tips for Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

If you’re good at managing conflicts, you have a competitive edge for influence, team building, trust, and promotability over others who aren’t. According to Korn Ferry International, the ability to...
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Build & Lead Teams | Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Manage Conflicts & Difficult conversations

5 Strategies To Enhance Your Executive Presence

Executive presence is how we show up everyday – from the boardroom to the living room. It’s our ability to inspire confidence, engender trust, and let others know we’re reliable...
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Build & Lead Teams | Develop Leadership Styles | Executive Presence | Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Self-Leadership: Turning Stressors to Strengths

Today’s world requires a great deal of personal and professional self-leadership. These are indeed disorienting times, and some find themselves simply overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, whether at...
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Develop Growth Mindset | Manage Stress & Building Resilience

Executive Presence: As Easy as ABC

Executive presence sounds like one of those often-touted buzzwords that no one quite seems to understand, yet we all keep hearing about it from leadership gurus and corporate bosses. Do...
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Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Executive Presence

Resolve to Give More Feedback Without Being Negative

Looking for a new year’s resolution? How about giving more feedback? Studies show that about two-thirds of managers avoid feedback, even though it’s the best way to help your people on...
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Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Develop a Coaching Approach to Management | Emotional Intelligence | Manage Conflicts & Difficult conversations

Patience as a Leadership Asset in Turbulent Times

In today’s high-paced world, the predisposition for most leaders I’ve encountered is to take quick, decisive action. I’ve heard many say if you’re standing still, then the whole world will...
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Emotional Intelligence | Manage Conflicts & Difficult conversations | Manage Stress & Building Resilience

4 Counter-intuitive Tips to Increase Your Influence

Several times a day, you probably need other’s cooperation to get your job done. Maybe you need colleagues in the lab to regularly clean the lab equipment. Or you need...
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Build & Lead Teams | Develop Leadership Styles | Executive Presence | Transition From Subject Matter Expert To Leadership

Surviving and Thriving Through Adaptive Leadership

What works for Elon Musk as a leader is not necessarily what will work for you in your unique leadership challenge. While it may be interesting to read about the...
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Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Develop a Coaching Approach to Management | Emotional Intelligence | Facilitate Effective Change Management

5 Ways to Improve Your Self Management Skills

Management is an essential tool in the workplace, but we typically only focus on the skill of managing others. While just as important, self-management skills are crucial but overlooked as...
Competency Tags:
Collaborate Across Divisions and Teams | Organization/Time Management & Priorities | Transition From Subject Matter Expert To Leadership

How You Show Up Affects Those Around You & Impacts How You Lead

We’ve all heard the saying “You could cut the tension in the room with a knife”. But what’s really going on when we sense an emotion like tension? Are we...
Competency Tags:
Build & Lead Teams | Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Develop Leadership Styles | Executive Presence | Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Being Present Makes Space for a Better Decision Making Process

The formula is very simple: When we are present, we have a stronger capacity to choose where to direct our attention and what action to take. The more choice we...
Competency Tags:
Develop Growth Mindset | Emotional Intelligence

How to Embrace Change: Turn & Face It

Sometimes we invite change into our lives, and sometimes we have it hand-delivered, via express mail, signature required, to ensure that we understand that “THIS IS SERIOUS.” Suddenly, we are tossed...
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Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Develop Growth Mindset | Facilitate Effective Change Management | Increase Diversity Equity & Belonging

Transformational Leadership Styles for a Transforming World

Leadership and professional development is changing. We live in an increasingly complex and demanding world. Today the leadership qualities we desire are agility, mental resilience, innovation, creativity, mindfulness, self awareness,...
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Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Create Alignment in Dynamic Environments | Develop Leadership Styles | Facilitate Effective Change Management

Amplify Your Ideas: Speaking with Confidence

Imagine: you’re at a meeting where you present an idea, and no one comments on it—you only hear “crickets” . . . until a few minutes later when someone else...
Competency Tags:
Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Executive Presence | Transition From Subject Matter Expert To Leadership

Why Most Performance Reviews Aren’t Effective, and What to Do About It

As it stands, annual employee performance reviews are about as fun as an annual visit to the dentist. In most offices, performance reviews are a rushed process that revolves more...
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Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Manage Conflicts & Difficult conversations | Organization/Time Management & Priorities

Be Heard at Work: How to be Confident and Speak Up

Apparent lack of confidence has consequences A Harvard Business School study found that one of the most common reasons managers cite for not promoting women is that they didn’t appear CONFIDENT...
Competency Tags:
Executive Presence | Manage Stress & Building Resilience

The Art of Giving Feedback

Giving feedback can either make or break someone. It can increase performance or send it down the drain. Let’s face it getting feedback, when said in the wrong way, can...
Competency Tags:
Communicate Effectively & Influencing Stakeholders | Emotional Intelligence | Manage Conflicts & Difficult conversations