Cindy Masingill

Listening – A New Approach

This week I heard something that both intrigues me and challenges me. A colleague shared something from a book she’s reading, in which the author suggests four “don’ts” when communicating with others. We’ll call it a listening approach, although it may be more accurately labeled a talking approach. Here it is: No fixing No saving…

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4 Truths About How To Be A Great Leader That Might Surprise You

The first session of our 2019 LeadFORWARD class started last week. As I prepare to work with and support a new group of accomplished leaders, my intention is to start this journey as if I’m beginning right along with them. This is our 8th LeadFORWARD class, and I want to be sure that time, confidence…

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What’s Missing?

As leaders, we are often in situations that involve uncomfortable conversations – but conversations that are necessary to help our teams and employees achieve maximum potential, for themselves and for the organization. Unfortunately, because these conversations can be difficult, they are often avoided. A few years ago, our team put a definition to the term…

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The Minimum Age Required to Influence

A supervisor influenced the company president to change a decision. An intern influenced a senior designer with a fresh idea. A millennial persuaded her baby boomer manager to get back into regular exercise. A son influenced his father to be more patient. A college graduate convinced an entrepreneur to take a chance and hire him….

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Making Empowering Hand-offs

Think Empowerment, Not Delegation. Growing your team and your leadership is largely about how you share and handle work projects and tasks. As a leader, we need to inspire and trust our team members; as team members, we need someone who will champion our efforts and believe we can do and give so much more…

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Ask Powerful Questions… Creating Conversations that Matter – A Book Review

Will Wise’s book, “Ask Powerful Questions,” was one of my summer reads this year, and once started, I couldn’t put it down. If you’ve read any of my previous book summary blogs, you will notice that three things typically hook me about new books: 1) the subtitle (it’s got to be catchy and relatable); 2)…

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What do you believe?

When I did a book search on Amazon using the word “leadership,” there were more than 50,000 results. I was kind of surprised, however; I thought there’d be more. As many of you know, we at Emergent immerse ourselves (and maybe sometimes too much so) in reading – but with very positive and helpful intentions….

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The Art of Possibility – Book Review

In our practice, we believe in the unlimited potential of every leader, so the title of this book – “The Art of Possibility” –  really piqued my interest. It was recommended by a friend who is an adjunct faculty member at NYU. This book is one of the required readings of her graduate class, where…

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Your Best Year Ever

Here they come, the Big Three: holidays, year-end, and goal planning for next year. This time of year we tend to focus on others’ needs, often to the detriment of our own. We sacrifice sleep, exercise, healthy meals, and necessary down time for the do, do, do, go, go, go of the season. Have you started…

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High Performing Teams

Most teams are fragile by nature – they rarely get out of the conflict stage of development and ultimately become dysfunctional, adversely impacting morale and sub-optimizing overall team performance and organizational results. Join this webinar to learn what it means to be a high-performing team. Our dialogue will focus on: Why organizations rarely achieve authentic…

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