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Many organizations use the term leader when defining certain management positions. However, a title does not make a leader. My Grandpa Jaime used to say, “You can put a suit on a bum, but he is still a bum.” One may put the title of leader on a person, and he or she may or… Keep Reading >>

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8 Simple Steps To Improve Influence

(*8 SIMPLE STEPS*) TO (*IMPROVE INFLUENCE*)

by DrMaria on June 23, 2015

Very rarely am I involved in a conversation about leadership that does not include the topic of influence. I believe that influence is what most leaders seek; although, many will confuse influence with motivation. Motivation is important in leadership; it gets the job done. However, influence, is lasting. Influence is legacy. Today I want to… Keep Reading >>

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One Quick Way To Identify When Leadership Is Needed

June 15, 2015
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As a leadership coach, I’m always excited when a powerful question or statement crosses my path or better yet, slams me in the face! The other day, I had such an encounter. Seth Godin got my attention when he wrote, “If you’re not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it’s almost certain you’re not… Keep Reading >>

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Success And Significance

June 8, 2015
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I recently heard Oprah talk about success and significance in the same sentence. This got me thinking… “Value” and “adding value” has become a buzzword in many organizations. I remember working for a homebuilder years ago, and adding value, along with value engineering were hot, sexy terms. Like most buzzwords, their original contextual meaning got… Keep Reading >>

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Power & Influence In Leadership

June 2, 2015
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While teaching leadership or marketing courses, I’ve often thought…Leading people and marketing are really the same activity. Isn’t the primary objective of both to influence people in the direction of a goal? Now some of you may challenge that statement. True, marketing and leadership could sometimes be an activity of manipulation, and not of influence…. Keep Reading >>

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3 Practices For Shifting Leadership Perceptions

May 26, 2015
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Do you ever find yourself stuck, unable to accomplish that goal, or unable to overcome a fear of something or someone? As we discuss leadership, one common cause of stagnancy is the perceptions we hold within our minds. If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, explore these three practices for shifting those perceptions… Keep Reading >>

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Increasing Intuition Improves Big Business Success

May 19, 2015
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Intuition is a power tool that all successful leaders use, like an internal GPS. I found through working with my clients that many of these leaders have to re-learn how to use intuition because in many of our corporate and work experiences, we learn how to not listen to it. It’s true, increasing intuition improves… Keep Reading >>

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Three Steps For Leadership To Build Mindfulness

May 12, 2015
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Are our minds, hearts, and spirits truly present? So often, we are replaying in our head the argument we may have had with a spouse, the traffic on the way to work, or the e-mail we just read. How different would it be if we really showed up—mind, body, and spirit? How would our mindfulness,… Keep Reading >>

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3 Ways To Build Leadership With Self-Awareness

May 5, 2015
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I worked with a client who wanted to improve her leadership skills. She was very bright, had an MBA, and was in a mid to high-level leadership position in her organization. Her challenge was connecting with people. We started working, as I always do, with awareness. She was so joy-filled in her practice of awareness,… Keep Reading >>

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Three Ways Building Your EQ Changes Mental Models

April 28, 2015
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a relatively recent discussion point in leadership development. Today we are talking about three ways to build EQ within leadership mindsets and positively shift our mental models (which we use each time we develop policies and procedures). Did you know our mental models are so powerful and deeply ingrained we are… Keep Reading >>

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