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Your Dream Job – Next Steps

In last week’s post, Your Dream Job, we had you do a quick assessment about whether or not you were satisfied in your current job. Today, we’d like to encourage you to begin to take some small steps forward toward the career of your dreams. Whether it’s finding a new role, a new place to work, or influencing your current workplace, what are some small steps you can take to get closer to doing work that you love in an environment…

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Your Dream Job

Are you in your Dream Career? Are you satisfied with your current role or should you consider making a move? It’s never the wrong time to evaluate your careerand to think about whether or not you’re doing workthat you love in an environment where you thrive.  Do a quick scan of your work life using the prompts below, and ask yourself, “Would I apply for (and be thrilled to be offered) the job I currently occupy?” If the answer is…

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YOU MATTER

Last week brought the stunning loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain by suicide. We know that there is pain in everyone’s life – some more visible than others. So we want to take a moment to remind you that, You matter in this world.   Take a moment to think about your life and how you treat yourself as you go through your moments, days, weeks, and months. You matter because you are YOU.    Your moments matter and…

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What To Do if Your New Boss is Horrible

We recently had a conversation with a client who was feeling disheartened at work.   He had a long history with his organization and had, for many years, loved working there. He was invested in their mission and wanted to contribute to business success. He had a great deal of respect for the leadership team and felt valued and appreciated for his contributions.   Then it all changed.   About six months ago the organization hired a new COO (who…

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Memorial Day

In the United States of America, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. While many of us consider Memorial Day the beginning of summer, it’s actually a Federal holiday to honor those who have died in military service. We hope you’ll take some time today to remember the men and women who have died in service of our country. These soldiers were also parents and children and sisters and brothers and friends and colleagues as well. We’re grateful to…

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Resilience

One of the most powerful skills we see in successful clients, colleagues, and friends, is the ability to pause. When you pause and determine how to respond instead of reacting to, pretty much, ANY situation that you face, you’re more likely to succeed.  Pausing is an important aspect of Resilience. Being resilient is an advantage – in your work, your family, and your life. As you know, life throws us changes, pressures, and stressors that can be debilitating if you…

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How to ACT with POWER

Last month we began a series on how to ACT with POWER, the third step in our Leader in You Framework.   Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. Over the past 5 weeks, we’ve talked about:   P = Possibility Mindset. You consider and engage your team in exploring the Possibilities inherent in the obstacles and challenges you face.   O = Ownership and…

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Take Time for Some R & R

Last month we began a series on how to ACT with POWER, the third step in our Leader in You Framework.   Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve talked about:   P = You consider and engage your team in exploring the Possibilities inherent in the obstacles and challenges you face.   O = You take Ownership…

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Enable Action

A few weeks ago, we began a series on how to ACT with POWER.   Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders must do to move forward on important issues and initiatives.   Last week we looked at creating a shared vision with the W of the acronym POWER which stands for We-Focused Goal Setting and today we’re covering the E which stands for Enabling Action. It’s interesting to think about the word “leader” because at its base is the word “lead,” which is…

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