Archive | August, 2017

How to Choose Your Response to Situations Beyond Your Control

Viktor Frankl survived a concentration camp and said this… Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. Post Charlottesville conflict continues to fill the airwaves and cyberspace, encouraging chaos and division. …So how have you been responding?  Are you: […]

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Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Guest post from Angela Sebaly: A recent Harvard Business Review article examined Shell Corporation’s adoption of an 18-month program designed to help the company’s offshore workers give and receive feedback before their upcoming deployment. With the help of an outside consultant, Shell’s experiment pushed the typically tight-lipped crew to talk about everything from what it […]

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What You Can Learn from the Worst Parent on the Planet

I am a horrible parent. The kind that my children will definitely swap stories about when they go to college, and I’ll win an unofficial award for the cruel and unusual punishment that I put my kids through on a daily basis. Some of the egregious offenses include: Make my children read at home Clean […]

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Ten Great Coaching Questions

Coaching is an important part of our role as a leader, and to do it well requires that we engage the person we are coaching in the conversation. After all, it is their behavior and outcomes we are talking about. One of the best things we can do as a coach then, is ask more […]

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

by Dan Egan Blame it on Amazon. The magic of their algorithms showed me this book. And perhaps because I was in Michigan when I saw it, I pushed the button and ordered the book. I wasn’t looking for a book about the Great Lakes, ecology or American History, but I found all three and […]

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Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and the Action We Must Take

Art by megmake.com for Refinery 29. I’m hitting “publish” on this later than I intended to. I have been writing, reading, and rewriting this post over the past week before finally letting go of “getting the words right” and instead letting them flow, unfiltered, from my heart. After the horror that unfolded in Charlottesville, I’m reminded […]

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Influence Redefined with Stacey Hanke

Author of Influenced Redefined and Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action, Stacey Hanke joins Kevin to discuss the importance of consistency Monday to Monday®. Influence is a choice we make and you need to reflect on your daily actions and communication. In this episode, Stacey: […]

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Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Guest post from Patty Alper   “Employees want to be part of something that is bigger than a company. The business culture is internally based, but the philanthropy is external. That volunteer ethos provides something more than a quarterly return on earnings . . . it stretches employees beyond their day-to-day job.”  – Rick Luftglass, […]

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video)

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about team building. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all lessons learned, overcoming setbacks and resiliency.  Submit your relevant blog posts here! Leaders need to adjust to […]

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