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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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24
Feb

The Conflict Series: Adrenaline Junkies

Have you ever been surprised and said something along the lines of “Whoa, what’s YOUR problem, you just blew up at me” or “I hate it when they do that”? This is the typical story of any conflict. It seems to just come out of nowhere, without warning. Where Does Conflict Come From? Conflict is usually born out of innocent

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10
Feb

Elements of Good Judgement

If you haven’t read HBR’s recent article “Elements of Good Judgement” it has some great insights. Over decades of working with Leaders as an Executive Coach, I have found the best ones do them intuitively, having learned the techniques in a Coaching or Mentoring environment.  Such as… Smart Leaders demand quality rather than quantity in what gets to them. People

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28
Jan

LIGHTHOUSE NINE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PARTNER – KIMBERLY ROWAN

New Partner, Kimberly Rowan joins Lighthouse Nine Group on January 1st, 2020. Kim will co-lead the Culture and Engagement practice. She will also serve clients in the areas of Leadership Development & Coaching, High Performance Teams, Change Management, Organization Design, and Transformation. Kim is an experienced HR Executive who has lead multi-disciplinary teams on a North American as well as

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