Bill Berthel

Scaling Leadership Starts with You

I’m a bit of a student and fan when it comes to cosmology, sacred geometry and intelligent or natural design. While the vast majority of the content in these fields is over my head, I love the theories, the rich concepts and the elements of design associated with mathematics. Again, I admit I was never…

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12 Days of Leadership – Day 6

On the sixth day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Six Empowering Questions For our sixth day of leadership, we offer you six empowering questions that will strengthen your leadership, as well as your interactions with others. Empowering questions are open-ended and thought-provoking; they allow another person to discover their own answers and…

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12 Days of Leadership – Day 11

On the eleventh day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Eleven Additional Minutes of Sleep On the eleventh day of leadership, we give you ZZZZ. When we consider the physical leadership quotient (PLQ), we understand the importance of healthy diet, adequate hydration, and plenty of exercise. However, we sometimes forego quality sleep for…

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12 Days of Leadership – Day 10

On the tenth day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Ten Traits of an Emergent Leader “Everyone is a leader; the question is how well are we leading.” An Emergent Leader is focused on performance – individually, in teams, and organizationally. Following are the ten traits of an Emergent Leader. Purposefully / mission-driven…

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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. Today, on the third day of leadership, we offer you three ideas to consider in your gratitude practice: choices, roles models,…

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Happiness and Fulfilment Applied to Leadership

Leaders are formed from all walks of life. In Emergent’s podcast segment, “Driving Leadership,” I have conversations with leaders aimed at demystifying leadership and at exposing an understanding of what drives people to lead. With nearly 12 episodes completed, I am left with a deep appreciation for the fulfillment leaders achieve in their endeavors; the…

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Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety

“Psychological safety” is a term used to describe the safety in groups which allows the openness for sharing ideas and surfacing conflict. Although there is no OSHA-like agency that governs and monitors the safety of our emotions and feelings in the workplace, both contemporary leaders and generations of past leaders have valued psychological safety in…

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Sod Casting

Sod Casting

Without looking it up, did you know what “sod casting” is? I first heard the word in a TED talk about leaders who actively broadcast their message from a self-centered, egotistical style. You might know the type … he or she probably has a blog. 😉 I immediately visualized spreading out a new lush green…

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Growing or Dying

Growing or Dying

If you’re not familiar with thermodynamics (no judgment!), the field has defined four laws that help explain temperature, heat, work and energy. The second law, most applicable to leadership and development, is tricky despite its simplicity. It’s often expressed as a simple truth: Energy is converted through work, yet you never get the same level…

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Leadership’s Need for More Courageous Authenticity

As a leadership development specialist and certified executive coach, I work with leaders who are interested in scaling their leadership. Scaling leadership is defined as building organizational capacity to create outcomes that matter most. The scope of development is typically in three focus areas: The leader as an individual The leader’s team(s) The organization the…

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