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COVID-19 LEADERSHIP LEARNINGS & TIPS

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Art of Appreciation

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie During the pandemic, in our work as coaches, we have seen a huge increase in burnout,...
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Budgeting for an Executive Coach

As a healthcare executive leader, you likely have a track record of strong performance and career success. Given that, you may ask yourself, “Why would I want to invest in an executive coach?” Though it might sound cliché, it’s true: What got you this far, won’t get you where you want to go next as...
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12 Key Questions for a Great New Year, Personally and Professionally

You made it through 2020 and are poised for a fresh start in the new year. As you begin a new chapter in 2021,  it’s my hope that the following set of questions will serve as a valuable framework for reflecting on your past year, both personally and professionally as a leader, and as a...
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Widening Your Perspective as a Leader

My son-in-law and I have many similar physical characteristics. We both stand at 5’10”, are slim, bald and fair skinned. We also wear glasses. Out of admiration for each other’s taste in glasses frames, and to make light of our similarities, we attempted a swap. He put on mine, and I, his. That is when...
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2020: Loss and Found

I was walking past reception in our facility and saw the “Lost and Found” cart that housed all of the items children had “lost” when they attend our after-school program. I noticed the sweatshirts, water bottles, jackets, even a shoe or two. My brain catalogued those items in the file “2020 Losses” — my mindset as...
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Finding a Path Forward to Social Justice

I have had occasion recently to speak with several senior executives who care deeply about the issue of social justice but who are struggling to find the best way for themselves and their organizations to serve as positive instruments of change. Many of them voice fear about wading into the issue, given how emotionally charged...
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Are You Addicted to Urgency?

The events of 2020 have radically transformed the way we work. For leaders, one side effect has been a growing Addiction to Urgency. Being busy is a badge of honor in American business. Having a sense of urgency is a virtue and, compared to complacency and laziness, that makes a lot of sense. In his...
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Belief is Blind

When we believe something to be true, it has a powerful effect. It often leads us to tap into a tendency known as confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is the natural propensity to “gather evidence that confirms preexisting expectations, typically by emphasizing or pursuing supporting evidence while dismissing or failing to seek contradictory evidence,” explains the...
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Finding the Right Executive Coach: 8 Considerations

Professional athletes, market innovators, art and tech prodigies all have a longstanding tradition of magnifying their skills with expert coaching. As Inc. magazine explains it, “It’s no secret that high performers of all stripes swear by coaching. Everyone from Google’s founders to the rock band Metallica credits coaches with getting them where they are today...
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