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Why Competence Is NOT the Most Effective Way to Lead

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“Warmth is the conduit of influence.” 
~ Cuddy, Kohut, and Nefinger, HBR July/August 2103 issue

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
~  Carl Jung

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” 
~ Daniel Goleman

“Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.” 
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“I like to combine the dra...

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The Secret That Exceptional Influencers Know – Dialogue Skills & DiSC

People-Whispering Tip

“One must not be afraid of a little silence. Some find silence awkward or oppressive. But a relaxed approach to dialogue will include the welcoming of some silence. It is often a devastating question to ask oneself, but it is sometimes important to ask it – “In saying what I have in mind will I really improve the silence?”
~
Robert K. Greenleaf, Servant as Leader

“The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation.”
~ C. Northcote Parkinson

“A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency.”
~ Peter Fenn

“A conversation is a dialogue not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.”

~Truman Capote

“The secret to...

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Becoming a Self-Reflective Leader

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” ~ Blaise Pascal

“Look within!…The secret is inside you.” ~ William Shakespeare

“Seeing within changes one’s outer vision.” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce


Becoming a Self-Reflective Leader

During this holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in over-activity and not take the time to truly step back and remember the true spirit of the season. While the holidays are a seemingly valid excuse, it is my observation that in our over-stimulated world today, many of us don’t take the time for self-reflection throughout the year.

What is Self-Reflection?

What do I mean by self-reflection? Quite simply, I mean taking...

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Struggling to Get Started and Get Things Done?

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“When you reframe problems as projects or opportunities, they will cease to bother you and will begin to stimulate you.”  ~ Alan Cohen

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” ~ Anonymous

“If you wish to drown, don’t torture yourself with shallow water.” ~ Bulgarian Proverb

 

3 Keys to Getting Things Done

There is a common cry I hear from almost all of my clients these days. That refrain is, there are just not enough hours in the day. I feel their pain and sincerely empathize. Another common complaint I hear is something akin to “I just can’t seem to get myself going on this project.” I feel unmotivated as well as overwhelmed.” Does any of this sound familiar?

Yet when we really observe human behavior, most of us find the time to do ...

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Changing Habits Changes Culture

People-Whispering Tip: Changing Habits Changes Culture

DiSC Assessment Application: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Product Briefings Across the Country, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Feedback


People Whispering Tips:

“Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” | Mark Twain

“In terms of getting people to experiment more and take more risk, there are three things that immediately come to mind. Number one of course, is role-modeling it yourself. Number two is, when people take intelligent, smart risks and it doesn’t work out, not shooting them. And number three, being honest with yourself.” | John P. Kotter


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Patrick Lencioni’s Antidote for a Dysfunctional Team

People-Whispering Tip: Antidotes for the Five Team Dysfunctions

DiSC Assessment Application:  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Product Briefings Across the Country, Everything DiSC Virtual Certification, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Structure


People-Whispering Tip:

“The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, and service.”  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.”  Phaedrus 

Antidotes for the Five Team Dysfunctions

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a magic pill that would make people work together more effectively?  Would that it were so easy to develop a high-performing, happily functioning, fabulous team!

Well, I cannot offer the magic...

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The Key to Culture Change

People-Whispering Tip: Not All Trust is Created Equal

DiSC Assessment Application:  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Complimentary Discovery Conversations, Everything DiSC Virtual Certification, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Momentum


People-Whispering Tip:

“Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.” James Broughton

“Trust is a great force multiplier.” Tom Ridge

Not All Trust is Created Equal

Most people would agree that trust and teamwork are essential elements for a successful organization.  When trust and teamwork are present, people are happier, more productive and tend to give their best personally and professionally...

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