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Grit—3 Ways to Build Resilience at Work

Grit is the ability to push through barriers and be extraordinary. It is part of what makes a person stand out from their peers. I’ve been reminded about the importance of grit twice within the last few weeks—first from a keynoter, Linda Kaplan Thaler, who is an expert on the topic and author of the…

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The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager

On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  Recognizing that the world has changed dramatically since their best-selling The One Minute Manager was published, the authors wanted to create a book for a next generation of…

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Coaching Tuesday: 3 Steps to Communicating More Effectively

Communicating effectively is a key to success in life and work. But many times communication doesn’t go as well as we would like. We’ve all been part of conversations that were less than effective. I worked with a client who was unsuccessful in communicating with upper management during the course of several meetings. His intention…

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Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader

In the world of coaching, we’ve long practiced and shared the concepts of mindfulness with clients because we’ve seen and felt the results. Mindfulness as it’s practiced as a part of leadership development can take many forms, from something as simple as NOT multitasking or as intentional as active listening, or regulating self-talk. So, how…