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Happy Holidays

The month of December has, through the years, come to represent celebration – the time of year to gather with loved ones, friends and colleagues in joy and peace, to look at once backward and forward and to reflect on the present. At Emergent, we are reflecting on the values of relationships, trust, contribution, and…

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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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Ralphisms

In a recent panel discussion for the local chapter of ATD, a participant asked for a list of what she called “Ralphisms” – evidently, I’ve become somewhat famous for always having a catchy phrase or saying at the ready, accumulated through the years and intended to both shift people’s thinking and be easy to remember….

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Five Tips for Living Half-heartedly

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS HUMOR AND ADVOCACY OF AN APPROACH WHICH, IF ADHERED TO, WILL LEAD YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE PLACE YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. Silence honest perspective. When faced with the choice to either share or solicit honest perspectives, keep quiet. This will ensure that you don’t fully form your concept of anything…

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Are you too attached?

“The goal of leadership seems simple: to get people to do what they need to do to support the mission and the team” – Jock Willink in Leadership Strategy and Tactics The ability to DETACH is described as the power of being able to distance yourself from the chaos and mayhem going on around you,…

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Leadership Presence

Leadership Presence

Leadership presence ensures that we are aligned and leading authentically. It is the foundation for how leaders influence and inspire purposeful action in ourselves, on teams, in organizations, and in life. It is knowing who we aspire to be as a leader, and using what we value most to drive leadership effectiveness, behavior, and performance….

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Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness is not nearly as complicated as many of us make it out to be. I like to say that it simply means paying attention to what is in front of you in a concentrated, focused, and nonjudgmental way. Vietnamese Buddhist zen master and author Thich Nhat Hanh says that the opposite of…

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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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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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Data Driven Decisions

I am surprised how often I have a strong opinion about things I know little or nothing about. When I find myself in that situation, it seems that my lack of knowledge is not a hindrance; I repeat my strong opinion over and over, with greater confidence each time. I stand my ground, often standing…

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