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They Rely On You

If you haven’t noticed, this weekly message has been missing from your inbox for two weeks. And there’s a reason. My email account was disabled due to “suspicious activity.” Actually, an internet interruption occurred while performing a password update and it offended...

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One Evidence of a Leader

One of the great joys of my work is coaching current and next gen leaders. Everyone develops their own style and perspective that influences their leader effectiveness. Even though everyone is unique, they all must expand their ability to maintain a broad view while...

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The Season of Stuck

Happy New Year. There is something refreshing about new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s why new year’s resolutions are still a thing. It’s a popular topic of conversation each year this time. Bah, Humbug! But what if you aren’t feeling it? What if the “new...

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Are You Wandering Or Traveling?

This is the last message for 2018. The next one will be Monday, January 7. My hope for you is that have a restful and renewing holiday season. As you approach the twilight of 2018, you have the opportunity to reflect on this past year, not only what you done or how...

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Ask The 2nd Question 1st

Normally, whenever you finish something, the first question you ask is about how you did. If it’s an engagement, you consider the success factors of realization, timeliness, quality, client satisfaction, etc. If it’s the end of a time period, you consider what you’ve...

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Why “Why” Matters

What do you do when you’ve been working for a while and you’re getting tired, frazzled and punchy? It could be on a single project or over a long season. Regardless, you have to somehow push through it all in order to provide a quality result for your clients. Over...

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“Not My Problem” Already Is

It's amazing how many professionals assume their “soft skills” are sufficient. They usually assess their current level soft skill ability to be adequate for what they do. That’s a problem—their problem. Before I get too far, just so you know, there is no such thing as...

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Communication Is NEVER The Problem

I just concluded a series of leadership courses from the Partner-Pipeline for a multi-office firm. In the senior manager course, they learned how to lead a change initiative, whether it be in their firm or with clients. One of the key points of change management is...

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They Should Just Know

I had several interesting calls this week. One was with a senior manager who is in an unfortunate situation where his career pursuits are not being supported by the leaders in his firm. As we talked, it became evident that he expected the firm to pave the way for him...

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Get Off The Field!

In this season of football, there is so much excitement. Crisp, fall days, the bands are playing, tens of thousands of people cheering, lines everywhere. There is so much going on that it’s any wonder that the coaches and players can remain focused on what’s...

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