Category Archives: Conscious Leadership

Leadership Effectiveness: The Power of Humility

I’ve been reflecting on my 25 years of corporate sales, consulting and leadership experience lately.  In particular I’ve been thinking about a few of the wonderful leaders I’ve enjoyed working with and how much I learned, felt highly engaged, was … Continue reading

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Building a Successful Corporate Culture: Three Strategies for Developing and Retaining High Performers

Employee engagement levels are plummeting according to the recent Gallup poll. And that includes high performers too. The best talent is working with low morale; limited loyalty; and declining patience. They are overworked, underappreciated, unmanaged.  Their resumes are up to … Continue reading

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Five Strategies to Lead Your Organization through Change: There are No Monsters in the Basement!

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  – Will Rogers Leaders don’t protect the status quo; they challenge the status quo in the pursuit of excellence.  They change compensations plans, realign … Continue reading

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Rock the boat without getting thrown off!

Leaders make things happen. They challenge the status quo, they push the envelope, they find ways to accomplish things others might think impossible. And the very best leaders do all of this and still bring people with them. In fact … Continue reading

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Sincerity, Authenticity and the Hero’s Journey

I’ve been thinking about sincerity and authenticity lately, particularly after watching the recent Tiger Woods monologue.   Before he came on I wondered how I would feel as he offered his mea culpa. When he spoke, I watched him closely, listening … Continue reading

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How to Give Feedback that is Honest and Respectful

Giving tough feedback to someone in the workplace or at home can be a real challenge.  There is a lot at stake. If it goes badly, relationships may be damaged, jeopardizing the ability to work well together in the future.  … Continue reading

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How to Resolve Disagreements Skillfully

Have you ever had a day that’s been going really well and then suddenly it takes a left turn into an argument that leaves you stunned, frustrated and upset? It can happen to the best of us. Here are some … Continue reading

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Why Success Trumps Winning

You may have heard about the blown call by Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce recently that resulted in Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga losing what would have been the 21st perfect game in the history of baseball.  Both men, many … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Beliefs that Sabotage High Performance Part III

Selfishness There is nothing wrong with a singular focus on accomplishing a task or goal. However, if goal achievement becomes more important than integrity, then long-term problems develop. The expression “Winning isn’t the only thing, it’s everything” really typifies the … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Beliefs that Sabotage High Performance Part II

The first step is to understand the concept of mindsets. Mindsets are the lenses through which you see the world. They are created by your beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, family of origin, and life experiences. At your best, you operate from … Continue reading

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