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Do You Give Yourself Permission?

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Whether you're my best friend or we've never even met, I know a secret about you: you're capable of more than you realize. How can I be so sure? Beca...

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

Life Lessons From My Coaches

Gina Alexandris | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Alexandris

Here are some life lessons from my various coaches -- with a huge thank you to each one these incredible people.

The Business of Faith - An Interview with Al Erisman

Romal Tune | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Romal Tune

For much of my career I've worked in the faith community but lately I've been asked by a few companies to conduct workshops on professional and person...

Here's the Method Master Coaches Use to Create Trust

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Today I was on a coaching call and I was scared. It was the first five minutes of the conversation and I had this feeling that I've had before: this feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing.

Are you Managing Your Business or Leading Your Organization?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Managing a business is very different than leading an organization. This distinction may sound subtle or merely seem like semantics. The fact is, however, that this difference is often the determinate between stagnation and growth.

How to Manage Difficult Conversations With Honesty and Respect (6.1)

Fred Kofman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

We need to realize that cooperation stems from solidarity, not self- righteousness. Mutual trust and respect are at the core of every productive conversation. Before we can jump into the task, we need to establish a context of care.

Setting the Culture Is Not Enough, You Have to Make It Go Viral (2.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

If the standards you defined are to become social norms, you have to demand that your team members distribute them.

Rewards and Risks of Leading an Effective Culture (2.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Your employees are hypersensitive to your behavior, and to that of every leader in the organization. They will keenly notice what you spend time on (and what you don't), what you ask (and what you don't), who you talk to (and who you don't).

3 Secrets to Your Slight Edge: How to Be in the Top Five Percent

Laura Berger | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

So identify three actions that take no more than ten minutes a day and that, if you looked back in a year after doing them every day, might add up to huge gains. Then incorporate just one of these actions into your daily routine per week for the next three weeks so that you build up gradually rather than shocking yourself into doing them

Culture: Key to Organizational Success (2.4)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

The energy of this cultural field comes from our deepest needs and aspirations: to survive, to belong, to achieve, to grow and to find meaning in our lives. We can only satisfy these needs in a community, and there's no community without culture.

The Ladder of Inference (4.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Our beliefs condition how we select data from reality, and can lead us to ignore "inconvenient" facts altogether. Soon we are using self-sealing reasoning, closing ourselves up to any challenge and adopting the arrogant attitude of the knower.

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

Is There Too Much on Your Plate? (3.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Who put all that "stuff" on your plate? From a victim's perspective, whoever asked you to do it. From a player's perspective, whoever accepted to do it; that is, you!

Integrity Is Not Enough (3.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

In the previous post, I defined integrity as acting in alignment with your values. Some values are evil, and integrity with them leads to evil behavior. Some values are good, and integrity with them will lead to good behavior. So what defines whether some values are good or evil?

How to Become Your Own Hero (3.4)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

You cannot control the world. You cannot control other people. Sometimes it seems as though you can't even control yourself! That is why it is so tempting to feel like a victim when something goes wrong.

How to Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (3.3)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Every action has two purposes: You act in order to move toward a desired result, and you act in order to express your values.

How Successful Executives Manage Worry

David Peck | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Peck

Worry is a killer--over time it harms our health and emotional well-being. It doesn't solve problems, nor does it make us better, faster, or more effective. Yet studies have shown our capacity to worry evolved in tandem with our intelligence.

Leaders Turn Anxiety Into Confidence (2.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Fred Kofman

How do you turn anxiety into confidence for yourselves and your teams?

Lose the Drama, Take the Coaching

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We want to improve, but our ego makes it difficult to accept honest accurate critique. Solicit and accept as much expert feedback as you can get. Expert advice has been a catalyst in my career, but only when I had the good sense to put my ego aside and listen.

Trump's Biggest Leadership Idea Is Not What You Think

David Peck | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
David Peck

Authentic leaders put what they believe to be true at the top of their list, and then adapt those ideas to the absorption styles and rates of others. Less authentic leaders put agendas first, and then attempt to spin their messages into webs of influence. Not so compelling.

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Just Let Me Do My Job (2.2)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Fred Kofman

This is the hardest problem any organization has to solve: How to optimize the system -- which requires people to sub-optimize their subsystems -- while incentivizing these same people to optimize the subsystems, which requires them to sub-optimize the system.

Inner Fabric of Leadership

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Dr. Antonio Pérez

Leadership is directional - leaders lead somewhere! And to lead somewhere, you need to be going somewhere. Put simply, to lead anyone anywhere we must first know where we're going, and why we're going there.

Your Job is Not Your Job (2.1)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Fred Kofman

Bet you a nickel that when you finish this post you'll want to revise your Linkedin profile.