Four Strategies for Leaders When You Feel Anxious, Aggravated or Alarmed

Uncertainty and conflict come with the territory when you’re a leader. No matter how well you plan and prepare, you’re never in complete control. For most people, that leads to a certain amount of anxiety and stress. Maybe a lot of anxiety and stress. You’re different degrees of anxious, aggravated, or alarmed. All at once. …

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You’ve Hit A Creative Wall. Now What Do You Do?

There is a point at which creators go from dream to action. From intention to execution. But in between there is a space. Sometimes that space can feel uncomfortable. Ridiculously uncomfortable. Intellectually, you know you have to take action, but sometimes you struggle. You get distracted. You’re not motivated. Or you’re in the grips of …

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How To Lead Meetings That Won’t Waste Time And Actually Drive Results

Most people hate meetings. And for good reason. We did them poorly prior to COVID and the explosion of remote work and virtual meetings. Now we really suck at conducting meetings. They’re inefficient, unproductive and eat up valuable time. But they’re necessary. You can’t have one-off conversations with each person in your organization or on …

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Two Mindsets That Prevent Your Success…and How to Avoid Them

Last year I passed 11,000 one-to-one hours as an executive coach. I expected to feel smarter. Or taller. Ever since I passed 10,000 hours, I’ve been waiting to receive my expert badge from some Malcolm Gladwellian Outliers emissary. But I’m not holding my breath. I know I still have A LOT to learn. How do you view …

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Does the Focus on Authentic Leadership Make You Want to Gag, Too?

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde Do we really need reminders of the need to be authentic as leaders? Apparently we do, based on the 103 million results on a Google search for “authentic leadership.” There are bestselling books on the subject on Amazon and articles in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. …

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