Four ways to move beyond berating yourself

Good, kind, empathetic leaders (yes, they’re out there!) are especially vulnerable to having negative self-talk. This can take the form of ruminating and spinning about things they inadvertently did or didn’t do to others. Does this sound like you? Berating yourself for something you’ve done in the past can’t help you to move forward. You’ll […]

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Breaking the sound of silence

In 1964, Paul Simon wrote a song called Sound of Silence that became planted in our brains and endures today. When Simon was asked how he, as a 21-year old lyricist, could come up with words with such deep meaning, his response was that he didn’t know. So, like many forms of art the meaning […]

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Listening to make a difference

I have been obsessed with the simple act of listening for a long time. Not because I’m good at it (I’m not) or because it’s an essential part of my craft (it is). I’ve always known that my preoccupation has to do with the fact that like many of you, I’ve recognized that the times […]

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Liberating delegation

Too many leaders interfere in the work that their employees are being paid to do. These meddlesome leaders then wonder why there is such high turnover in their departments, or why team members are continually asking for detailed guidance. This becomes an endless loop, where the leader has caused their own frustration. In case you […]

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What it really means to be a strong leader

  For many, a “strong leader” may equate to tough, forceful, and powerful. Although there are situations that call for this kind of leadership, there are a select (and few) times when these qualities are necessary. Strong leaders are needed in our world and our organizations, and their strengths should shine through in the way […]

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