Category Archives: Guided Execution 1:1

Energy and Focus: Where It Went and How to Get it Back

I’ve noticed that folks are having a challenging time keeping a focus on work. Not only has the workplace become a more demanding and complex place, there has been an increase in consumer/client expectations. The results are that the workplace is more multifaceted, changing, and faster paced than ever before. […]

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Hard Truths – For Me AND You

“Good advice often grates on the ear;” so goes a Buddhist maxim. What kind of consultant, trainer, coach, or facilitator do you want?

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Diplomatic of Dishonest

“Do these pants make me look fat?” In an effort to avoid being considered impolite or rude, you may be trying to avoid embarrassment or awkwardness on the part of the other person. That can result in your being less than honest. But if you soften the truth —

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Help!

How do you get people to ask for help? I know that it is hard to ask for help in an environment that expects and sometimes demands self-sufficiency. A request for support can make people to feel ashamed, fear the loss of control, and worry that they will appear “less than” in the eyes of those who matter. And often those that matter are the same ones that hold the keys to the next promotion.

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Leader – How Do You Really Know?

There is no single definition of leadership. There are people who are the right person at the right time. They have the skills, personality, and temperament that an organization requires at the exact time that it needs that style of leadership. Then things change. The leader may be have a […]

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Back It Up!

I love it when things go exactly as I had planned. Reality mirrors what I’ve pictured in my mind. However, more often than not, reality takes a sharp turn and looks very different than what I had been thinking. That’s when I reach for my Back-Up Plan.

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Workplace Politics Are Every Day

As the political debates are scheduled, I’m reminded of our ‘new normal’ where there is no political season. Politics is now ongoing, available for participation and view all the time.

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Choice: Freedom from ‘Oughts’

We’ve all seen people make hard choices. They make their choices and then live with them. Yet, there is always some bit of residual guilt, as if their choice wasn’t really what they should do.

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Stress & Growth: They Go Together

Traumatic events can happen to anyone regardless of age, wealth, race, or gender. You might think that you can imagine how you might respond when it happens to you but imagination and reality are not the same. When it does happens to you, the pain is transformative. There is you BEFORE and then there is you AFTER – and those YOUs are different.

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You Don’t Have To Be A Jerk

Do you think that you will end up acting like a jerk if you are confident? If you have the skills to do something, why wouldn’t you have the belief in yourself to perform successfully?

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