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  • Blog: Paradigm Shift: 4 Ways to Create a “You Can” Environment

    Blog: Paradigm Shift: 4 Ways to Create a “You Can” Environment

    A paradigm shift is something we all struggle with at one point or another. For teachers, a paradigm shift can be as simple as changing how one sees a student’s behaviour. But how does one shift their paradigms? Where does one start?

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  • Blog: Planning With Purpose

    Blog: Planning With Purpose

    The end in mind for this post is to (1) motivate you and (2) provide tools to help you make specific plans for living effectively and interacting successfully with other people.

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  • Blog: Examine Your Communication Style

    Blog: Examine Your Communication Style

    Think for a moment about your natural communication style. Did you learn it, stumble on it by default, or consciously cultivate it as you progressed in your career? Are there cultural underpinnings that reinforce your behavior? Are there styles that differ from yours, but may be just as effective?

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  • Blog: Are You Honest?

    Blog: Are You Honest?

    Here are some quick reminders of small ways you can begin today to build or rebuild a reputation of being trusted by others through your behavior:

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  • Blog: The Compounding Effect of Micro-Actions

    Blog: The Compounding Effect of Micro-Actions

    You can learn about which seven are shared by those who are “highly effective.” The science and even biology of our habits. How to make small changes in our habits to have consequential changes and generally understand the psychology of how habits are formed and broken. Some powerful books on the topic include The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg.

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  • Blog: The Power of Being Persuadable

    Blog: The Power of Being Persuadable

    This is counterintuitive, but being willing to change your mind is a leadership skill.

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  • Blog: Why Productivity Matters

    Blog: Why Productivity Matters

    21st-century knowledge workers and leaders are paid to think, plan, communicate, and execute with excellence. Overwhelming distractions, multiple projects that never end, and the inability to communicate well can make anyone feel useless, voiceless, and disengaged.

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  • Blog: Discover Your Professional Purpose

    Blog: Discover Your Professional Purpose

    Are you an originator aggregator, or pollinator? It's never too late to discover your purpose.

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  • How The Best Leaders Build Trust

    How The Best Leaders Build Trust

    The first job of any leader is to inspire trust. Trust is confidence born of two dimensions: character and competence. Character includes your integrity, motive, and intent with people. Competence includes your capabilities, skills, results, and track record. Both dimensions are vital.

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  • Blog: Managing Risk

    Blog: Managing Risk

    Managing risk often requires us to be futurists. but how much of the risk in our lives are we focused on avoiding when time might be better invested elsewhere.

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  • Blog: The People Business

    Blog: The People Business

    Are people the focus of your meetings? Analysis? Critical thinking. Allocation of resources. Your own precious energy. Direct it at your people and you can’t lose.

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  • Lead Through Change

    Lead Through Change

    Change is now the norm. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by change. By the time you adjust to a change, another one is coming down the pipe. Learn to expect change and handle it with grace:

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  • How To Handle A Micromanager

    How To Handle A Micromanager

    Being micromanaged is frustrating and can kill engagement. It’s important to discover why your boss is micromanaging you because it will allow you to formulate a plan to address it. Explore the following points to get a better idea of why you are being micromanaged and solutions to it:

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  • Blog: Choose Your Words Carefully

    Blog: Choose Your Words Carefully

    As you inventory the arrows you have in your proverbial leadership quiver, your words are the most powerful.

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  • Blog: The Line Between Helping and Hurting

    Blog: The Line Between Helping and Hurting

    Have you “dusted” that vital but invisible line so you, as a parent and leader know when you’re crossing it and to quote Liz Wiseman, the author of my all-time-favorite leadership book, Multipliers, multiplying the talent around us versus accidentally diminishing it.

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  • Blog: Timeless Principles

    Blog: Timeless Principles

    Some key tips to keep in mind as you look at the way your organization connects with current and future clients:

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  • Blog: How To Think Like A Leader

    Blog: How To Think Like A Leader

    For some, shifting into a leader’s mindset is intuitive, something that comes easy. For many others, that shift can take significant time and effort. And be quite humbling.

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  • Blog: 4 Tips To Handle Constant Interruptions

    Blog: 4 Tips To Handle Constant Interruptions

    Interruptions are a common issue that all leaders must deal with, while also working to deliver on their own responsibilities. Constant interruptions will negatively impact your productivity.

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  • Blog: Principles of Successful Networking

    Blog: Principles of Successful Networking

    In life, success is greatly predicated on who you know. Certainly what you know is vital, but if we’re completely transparent with each other, we know it’s more about our networks and our relationships with others than anything else that contributes to our professional success.

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  • Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    In times of great uncertainty, leaders are faced with one of two choices. Freeze to the point of inaction, allowing uncertainty to damage culture, performance, results, and significantly slow a return to greatness. Or, transform fear into engagement, execute with excellence, use the uncertainty as a time to actually increase trust, and help everyone in the organization prepare to do more with less.

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