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The Four Bs to Success

This is the time of year, as I’m sure many of you can relate, when I do some decluttering: closets, drawers, files, clothes, shoes, you name it. I also target a special poly project folder that holds my key documents, including my weekly calendar, my values written out, declarations for the week, a couple of…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 12

On the twelfth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Twelve deep breaths One of the most effective ways to reset and center yourself is by taking a deep breath. Short, shallow breathing adds to our stress, causing cortisol to move through our system and making stressful situations worse. Observe high performing athletes just…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 11

On the eleventh day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Eleven Additional Minutes of Sleep 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 various reasons, including stress and prioritizing sleep. Being more intentional with…

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The 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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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 9

On the ninth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Nine Creativity Tips Creativity fuels innovation and gives us new ways of thinking and problem-solving. Try these 9 tips to help fuel your creativity. Put a small pad of paper and a pen on the table next to your bed—capture all your initial thoughts…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 8

On the eighth day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Eight Additional Minutes of Movement Eight more minutes of movement per day is a gift to give yourself. If you’re not exercising at all, this gets you an hour per week. Movement keeps us alert, focused, and engaged in the game of life. Track…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 7

On the seventh day of leadership, my coach gave to me; Seven Days of Renewal Seven days of renewal…that’s it! One week of vacation. And it will go by fast, believe me. If you are working at the cadence of most leaders I know, it takes anywhere from 48-72 hours to start feeling anything close…

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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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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 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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