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Employ Your Leadership Strengths Every Day

While I don’t write much on leadership, most of my clients are in leadership positions. Still, while they may be executives, leadership means much more than simply a title. If you are taking charge of your career and manage projects and push forward initiatives, then you are a leader. Read You Don’t Need a Title […]

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Face Your Fear of Rejection

I recently read an article that affirmed what I’ve heard before. Fear of rejection stifles productivity, performance, creativity and overall career success. When parents make their love conditional upon a child’s behavior, these children grow up to become adults preoccupied with the opinions of others. Add to this the never ending stream of critical opinions […]

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Pout When You Feel Like It. Then Move On, Man!

There’s something cathartic about a pout once in a while. But when it rolls over into negatively impacting your career, relationships and productivity, it’s no longer “cute.” Sometimes we pout, but we don’t admit we’re pouting. We just feel anger and disappointment and we stop moving forward because “the world’s against us!” Or what we’ve […]

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Snap Out Of It!

If you’ve ever seen the movie Moonstruck, then you know the impact of the exchange between actors Cher and Nicolas Cage. Just like Cage’s character, we can easily get drawn down by the world of problems revolving around us, especially those impacting us personally. This is life. And while we will all face our share […]

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Do You Have a Promotion Proposal Ready To Roll?

So your boss called you into her office for your annual review. You talked a little about performance improvement, poked around your strengths a bit and got the well-deserved accolades that you needed to get you back on to doing what you do best. What just happened? You forgot to discuss your promotion proposal and […]

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Are You In The Right Career?

Sometimes life moves quicker than we’d expected and next thing you know, a career is more like a job—something that simply pays the bills. Too often the idea of career change is abandoned because of the fear of change or the perceived risks involved in the change. Yes, those are exponentially diminished in coaching. Still, […]

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