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25
May

Who are you Talking To?

I heard a great joke the other day (see inset) and it got me thinking, with all of the challenges we are facing and how lonely it can be at the top, now more than ever, who are you talking to? If the recent world has never faced a Pandemic such as this, and leaders are now being challenged to

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21
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2: Energy and Mind Storms Last week, I began sharing some insights that I have been learning from my time in quarantine that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys, when you have been looking for ages, it is only when you slow down

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4
May

Amplification in a Crisis

Bad to Terrible or Good to Great? I learned a great term the other day, have you heard of the “Amplification Principle”?  If you haven’t heard of it yet, I’m sure that you have experienced it in recent weeks. This principle refers to the notion that management skills are amplified in virtual space: a good manager looks excellent in a virtual

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1
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1: From ‘Wonk to Work’ As we enter week six of the quarantine, I began thinking about a couple of key insights that I have learned that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys when you have been looking for ages, it is only

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28
Apr

Making Good Decisions In a Crisis

Evaluating the Impact Before the Decision As the lockdown continues, I realize that never before has there been a better time to evaluate the effectiveness of complex decision making.  It is human nature to evaluate the impact of our decisions based on the result of that decision or a series of decisions instead of the process of decision making.  Annie

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16
Apr

Making Good Decisions in a Crisis

Considering Alternative Perspectives My passion has always been about helping others make better decisions.  I train on it, I consult on it, I speak on it.  I believe that if we make better decisions, we can create a better world.  Never has there been a better time to consider our decisions, or the impact of those decisions, than now.  I

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8
Apr

How Are You Coaching With AWE?

Things are uncertain, things are moving fast, and things are changing quickly. The environment is ambiguous and the future is less certain. There is pressure on you as a leader to ‘really lead’ and to have answers. What if you don’t have the answers, but you can help your teams toward a solution through Coaching? First of all, are you

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2
Apr

Technology Burnout?

If you are like me, trapped in your house, trying to work, you are getting inundated with offers to learn about new digital tools.  As I was finalizing the content for our upcoming webinar, I realized the challenges many of us are facing.  We have been suddenly thrust into a world where we must RELY on digital technology to get

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1
Apr

During Crisis, Focus on ‘What is’ versus ‘What if’

There are always people and businesses who emerge as leaders instead of victims during crisis. Which will you be when you look back on Covid19 at the end of the year? I received some excellent advice recently from my Psychologist wife about the need to focus on what you can control when everything around you seems increasingly uncertain, and decidedly

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9
Mar

Is Your Gut Leading You Down the Right Path?

Years of experience need to count for something, right?  But is your instinct on what decisions to make regarding the path forward for your business really sending you in the right direction?  By Nature, Humans are Poor Decision-Makers  At a basic level, we process information very quickly and seek out only the information required to validate our thinking.  In the

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