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Ralph Simone, Emergent

Emergent’s Founding Partner, Ralph Simone, discusses the practice of leadership while taking a ride through his hometown of Syracuse NY.    

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time where we create a strategic pause to be thankful, to be grateful, and to reflect in gratitude for all we know, have and love. While most of us try to incorporate gratitude, at least peripherally, every day of the year, Thanksgiving is when we actually put it on the calendar, front…

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Ps in a Pod

One of the outputs of our Emergent Leader class is the participants share what they’ve learned in a creative way. We are happy to share the following from one of our participants. Thank you Craig Van Epps from Haylor, Freyer & Coon for your thoughtful insights. Focus on the POSITIVE PREPARE for success PRIORITIZE with…

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The Life Force of Creativity

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will…

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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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Are you listening to respond?

Many people have trouble relating to others, especially those they may have adverse feelings toward. This is a critical leadership skill, however, and as leaders, we should actively address it. The key is empathic listening – the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what that person is feeling. It is…

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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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