Emergent

Time is Non-refundable. Use it with Intention.

Time perception is an accurate understanding of how our hours are spent. As the holiday season approaches, we are already seeing decorations in neighborhoods and the bustle in stores, and the response to a polite “How are you?” is a common refrain of “Too busy!” Life is undoubtedly full of personal commitments, work, family and…

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Strengthening Relationships

We put a tremendous amount of effort into developing relationships in our lives – whether with family, friends or key stakeholders in our organization. Developing consistent relationship-strengthening activities with people is also vitally important.  We often tend to neglect nurturing the relationships that are closest to us, and therefore most critical for our collective success…

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Curiosity… not just for cats anymore.

Curiosity is one of the foundational qualities of a leader’s character and plays a vital dual role for those in a leadership position. It is the portal that allows us access to learn about ourselves, the fuel that feeds the flames of our education, inspiration, imagination, creativity, and judgment and allows us to make contributions…

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Positive Feedback

Providing positive feedback effectively is a skill that will help others improve their skills. This type of effective communication will lead to an open, robust, and healthy workplace culture. Providing positive feedback will also give members of your team the tools and information they need to succeed on a personal level while helping the group…

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Journaling 101 – Just Begin

Research shows that taking just a few minutes each day to make a short journal entry, greatly increases your chances of moving beyond just knowing what you would like to do, and actually start doing what you know. Journaling is an individual activity that has great power. It is one of the most meaningful behaviors…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 2

On the second day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Two Minutes of Mindfulness Practicing mindfulness – quieting our minds at the beginning of our day – creates the “space for grace.” We get the double benefit of being inspired through intuition as well as noticing when and how we get distracted throughout the…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 3

On the third day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Three Things To Be Grateful For Merriam-Webster defines “gratitude” as a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. Family, friends and good health may be an obvious top 3, but let’s mix it up a bit! The ability to choose:…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 4

On the fourth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Four Core Values We value what we do and do what we value. Be intentional about how you use your energy by making conscious choices based on your four key values. Take some time to reflect and select the four values that most effectively…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 5

On the fifth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Five Stretch Goals Think about this quote: “The biggest rewards in life are found just outside your comfort zone.” (Jack Canfield) When was the last time you took that step, or reaped that reward? How have you achieved a stretch goal in the last…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 6

On the sixth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Six Empowering Questions Empowering questions are open-ended and thought-provoking, allowing a person to look for answers and new opportunities. Here are six to get you started: How will you feel when you reach your goal? How will your accomplishment serve you? Follow up to…

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