Personal Growth
Leadership and Emotions – Fear

Leadership and Emotions – Fear

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source.” -Thich Nhat Hanh The past two newsletters have examined the emotions of anger and trust, and their impact on our leadership style. Today we look at fear. Fear...

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Leadership and Emotions – Becoming Trustworthy

Leadership and Emotions – Becoming Trustworthy

“People judge you really quickly, at first just on your facial features. There are two dimensions - warmth and competence. You can think of them as trustworthiness and strength. They're first judging you on warmth; evaluating whether or not you are trustworthy. That's...

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The Attentive Leader: Listen More, Talk Less

The Attentive Leader: Listen More, Talk Less

“The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” -Fran Lebowitz Leading Yourself Think of the big talkers in your life. Spouse, partner, boss, or co-worker. They may be eloquent and inspiring, or just fill space through the gift of gab....

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Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

“There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business”. - Vikram Patel Professor, Harvard Medical School We care about the people we work with. When our colleagues are...

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Beginner’s Eyes – Seeing Beyond Your Experience

Beginner’s Eyes – Seeing Beyond Your Experience

“Experts see what they expect to see”. - Suzuki, Zen Master We see what we expect to see – sometimes even when it is a matter of life or death. I've come across this story that really stuck with me: a family was attending a visitation at a funeral home following the...

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True AND False

True AND False

“Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.” - Phil Crosby American Businessman We all have made a decision in our life that we wish to take back. Maybe we don't like to think about it, but inevitably we may decide...

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Perspective – Gain, Keep, and Share

Perspective – Gain, Keep, and Share

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” - Henri-Louis Bergson, French Philosopher Perspective comes from a prepared mind, one expanded by life experiences and diverse interests. At work and in life, our perceptions of individuals can have positive...

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Every Word Counts

Every Word Counts

“Never use two words when one will do best.” - Harry Truman President Harry Truman and his Key West, Florida neighbor Ernest Hemingway clearly understood every word counts. Both were masters of minimalist writing; they chose their words carefully, to tell a compelling...

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Balancing a Healthy Ego and Humility

Balancing a Healthy Ego and Humility

It's good to have a healthy ego because that pushes you to succeed. But when you cross a line, and your views are not balanced, that's when you get into trouble. - Judy Smith, author, lawyer and producer Self-awareness is critical to our personal and professional...

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Impact – How to Leave Your Mark

Impact – How to Leave Your Mark

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. - Sheryl Sandberg If you were to leave your organization today, what would be the legacy that you would leave behind? Impact has been defined as...

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