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  Conversations with others were very different for me. I would change my stance about how I truly felt in order to not look bad, or really, being accepted.   For example, several years ago, an intimidating, boisterous person in my cycling group named Jeff asked me, “How do you feel about the Shimano [pedal] clips?  […]

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Being Present

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I met a colleague for a networking one-on-one meeting at the park.  A gorgeous spring day delivered the scent of fragrant flowers in bloom and pleasant temperatures.   My colleague brought her 7-year old son with her. Although I felt eager to meet and share ideas, my mind began wondering.  My thought play button pressed, and […]

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Happiness, or lack thereof, exceedingly affects your leadership capabilities. Many factors can affect your mood and leadership performance. Maybe you experienced something bad.  Maybe you feel depressed or anxious or perhaps you have a medical issue, such as an infection or a change in hormones. Other outside factors like worries or distractions can also have a bearing […]

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Lead With Your Strengths

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Leadership Development Does your leadership style feel like a continuing struggle?  It drains you.  Co-workers ignore you.  You never hear back from them.  You feel alone at the top.  You see other leaders confidently leading with strong positive engagement and positive action.  When you apply their exact techniques, you fail to make the same results […]

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Leadership Development for Teachers The constant putting out fires is exhausting.  You dread the thought of this happening all year and hope it is not the new normal. It bothers you so much that you can’t help glance longingly at the clock wondering if dismissal time is here.  You crave to know how classroom management […]

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You are on your way to a job interview and you begin imagining a whole frightening crisis scenario.  The interview in your imagination is where you hear yourself answering horrifically with multiple stumbling mistakes.  You vividly see and hear the interviewers telling you, right away, why they don’t think you are qualified and that you […]

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