All posts filed under: Self-Awareness

Leadership Minute Monday – Handing off the pizza cutter

Delegation is a conversation that happens at all level of leadership and you do not need me to tell you when, what and to whom. . No matter how seasoned  you are, delegating is not as easy as it seams.  It takes a lot of patience, trust, coach-like attitude and letting go. . In this two minutes segment, I share a pizza story that happened with my husband Todd, and he approves of the version… we’ve both been laughing quite a bit using it as an analogy since then and I could not fit it in only one minute!

Leadership Minute Monday – Predict your future by building bridges

The future knows no constraints, only the present does. If you are looking for a culture shift within your business or oganization or simply value keeping your leadership skills fit, you have to be able to take a sneak peak at your future.   It will evolve as you evolve, yet you still need that vision today and it certainly is a mindet that will pay off and have your future self thank you for. Have a great skills honing week!

Leadership Minute Monday – Power Leaks From Making Assumptions

If assumptions were true, your leadership skills would be as good as it gets.   Have fun with this workout over the summer and I will be back on September 10th with a different flavor of this leadership minute.   “If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate.  Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions.  We make all sort of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.” _ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Leadership Minute Monday – Self-Awareness

In this week’s soft skills workout I talk and give exercises about the MOST important and impactful skill you can cultivate throughout all the aspects of your life. This leadership minutes focuses on work environment, however you can apply the exact same strategies and exercises rituals at home. Clients who are receptive, strong and humble enough to respond and act on self-awareness coaching are the ones who become way ahead of their leadership curve. I’ve seen it… many times. Have a great Workout!  

Why Self-Awareness is a leader’s greatest asset

In a recent HBR article “Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can” the co-authors wrote, “if the linear MBA-trained logic becomes the sole focus — at the cost of other skills, like self-awareness and understanding others and the culture — the leadership approach is out of balance.” Balance is a choice. You can only deeply understand this concept that “balance is a choice”, when you are self-aware. The ability to look at yourself in the mirror like who you really are from day to day requires courage, humility, practice, self-compassion, maturity and commitment; and the rewards are huge. Why? Competing priorities is an age-old universal challenge and at the end of the day, we are the ones who take (or not) the actions. When we are not aware of what our thoughts, words and actions are saying as a whole and/or the level of impact they have every day, how can we expect to gain the power over consciously choosing that balance? As we know, our actions speak loudly to our core priorities more than …