What makes hard conversations so hard to have?
What stops us from having those hard conversations? What makes it even harder to have a hard conversation with someone we care about? How do we overcome our fear of things going wrong and move into something that will help make things right? The problem is we are managing a strong polarity. A polarity is… Read more
Successful Leaders Prioritize Self-Awareness
Self-awareness is key to leadership success. When leaders ask me what is the most important skill to focus on in order to achieve the next promotion or make a larger impact, I tell them self- awareness. Regardless of excellent leadership, visioning and strategic planning expertise, leaders eventually hit a wall when they are lacking in… Read more
How Great Leaders Inspire Others to Movement – LearnLoft
This is an excellent read! I love that it touches on the value of autonomy and belonging and their ties to motivation. If you really want to motivate others, this article has a couple of key points. https://learnloft.com/2019/12/10/how-great-leaders-inspire-others-to-movement/
Empathy is More than Caring
Most of us would claim we lead with empathy and yet not feeling respected or cared about remains a common concern everywhere. It’s as if we are not getting enough of it. Empathy fosters a sense of being known and cared about. Researchers Edward Deci and Rich Ryan reference this experience as Connectedness in their… Read more
Imposter Syndrome…am I really as capable as I think I am?
We all have moments when we are hit by thoughts and feelings of doubt. That’s normal. Periods of intense and prolonged stress, like a pandemic, can sometimes make thoughts like this more pronounced. One of the most common themes I hear as a coach from women and men alike, is overall just a desire to… Read more
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