GRAVITAS

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How often have you heard the word GRAVITAS? Does it apply to you? The dictionary defines gravitas as "seriousness of demeanor", but it goes beyond that. One way to think of it is in terms of your overall demeanor and how you are perceived; for many it can be as simple as whether or not a person … [Read more...]

Assessment: Actions and Beliefs

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How often do you think about the skills and abilities that make you an effective leader and team member? How often do you assess what you do well, and what could be improved upon or "refreshed"? Interacting with others effectively and efficiently is based on technique, experience, personal styles … [Read more...]

Independence and Courage

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We frequently talk about how effective leaders are also courageous leaders; who represents this better than the leaders who made Independence Day a reality? Independence Day in any country is generally viewed as an important day to be celebrated.  This is no different in the United States, where … [Read more...]

Calm, Cool, and Collect

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How do stressful situations impact you? If you're under fire at work, do others "feel" it and avoid interactions with you? Self control is important. The ability to manage our feelings instead of allowing our feelings to manage us is beneficial for everyone, especially so for leaders.   Having the … [Read more...]

Conflict – Address, Avoid or Leverage?

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    When you hear the word "conflict", do you view this as "trouble" or do you think in terms that it could be a simple disagreement or difference of opinion? Do you ever find it to be motivational? Consider a brain-storming session where everyone is heard and ideas freely bounce … [Read more...]

Wake Up To Live Your Dream!

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In order to live your dream, you have to WAKE UP! Most people are sleep-walking through life, never becoming aware of why they are here and what they are supposed to do. WAKE UP to your dream! Don't just accept life as it has been given to you. Jump out of your comfort zone. Act decisively … [Read more...]

Leaders Are Continual Learners

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 We're pretty sure you've heard the quip that learning never stops. What about that leadership requires ongoing development? Effective (and successful) leaders adopt the mindset of being continual learners which better positions them to manage, communicate and lead through change, address problems … [Read more...]

Stress Relievers

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We received quite a bit of feedback on the topic of burn out and decided this was a good time to re-share some stress relievers from a prior tip. "Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose". --Maureen Killoran Most everyone … [Read more...]

Adaptive And Agile!

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During the last several years there has been a large push towards faster delivery and a more rapid deployment of solutions promoting innovation and growth. This is wonderful news for using a creative energetic process that permits out of the box thinking while increasing customer satisfaction. It … [Read more...]

Control Burn Out!

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We're guessing that most of us have either experienced feelings of "burn out" at work, and/or have observed it in others. We'll start by sharing a definition provided by Dr. David Ballard of The American Psychological Association: Burn-out is an extended period of time where someone experiences … [Read more...]

Are You Confident and Competent?

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We recently attended a graduation event for Leadership Journey attendees and a common outcome among graduates was a stronger sense of confidence, enhanced awareness levels, and sharpened skills. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in … [Read more...]

Leadership Tools

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As leaders, it's up to us to keep our skills, abilities and talents sharp, and it's also up to us to find and use the tools that will enable us to maximize our potential. "We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire.  Give us the tools and we will finish the job." --Winston … [Read more...]