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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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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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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 #2: how…

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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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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…

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The 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. Family, friends, and good health may be an obvious top 3, but let’s mix it up a bit! The ability to…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 2

On the second day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Two Minutes of Mindfulness Practicing mindfulness – quieting our minds at the beginning of our day – creates the “space for grace.” We get the double benefit of being inspired through intuition as well as noticing when and how we get distracted throughout…

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The 12 Days of Leadership – Day 1

On the first day of leadership, my coach gave to me – One Compelling Vision. The first gift we want you to have is a compelling vision for your leadership. What attributes define your genuine leadership? How will you make a difference (and real difference!) in your leadership? When the leading gets tough, what’s the…

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Metacognition

I recently read a short article about “Meta Cognition” that reminded me of a conversation I had with a former manager early in my professional career. Distilled to its essence, the manager saw some potential in me and wanted to influence me to be able to “think higher.” As I read the “Meta Cognition” article, I thought…

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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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