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    • Mindset Check-ins: Free Your Mind From Thoughts That Don’t Serve You

      When I think about freedom on a professional level, I think of how crucial it is to be free from thoughts that prevent us from reaching our goals. You know the ones, thoughts like: I’m not ready for this promotion or project or next step. What if I fail? I’ll be embarrassed or

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      How To Be a Better Coach to Your Work Team

      Leaders are increasingly asked to manage their teams less and coach and mentor them more. Why? Because research proves that coaching improves employees’ engagement and develops critical thinking skills. Without it, people stop taking initiative and wait for orders. So what’s the

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      How to Make Kindness Fierce at Work [Video]

      Wise You, It can be challenging to lead with kindness, especially if your kindness was taken advantage of in the past or if your work environment isn’t warm. I get it. When I entered the workforce in the mid 90s, phrases like, “Greed is good. Every man for himself. Let’s crush the

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      Gratitude Drives Performance at Work

      Wise You, At the WorkHuman conference I attended recently in Nashville, the emphasis on gratitude was inescapable. Many breakout sessions touted gratitude as a powerful performance tool, and attendees were encouraged to visit the Gratitude Bar during breaks.  This bar didn’t serve

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      Reach Goals Faster by Allocating Time More Effectively. Here's How.

      Wise You, "Time expands to meet my needs." I often say this mantra when feeling overwhelmed or pressed for time. It usually calms me down and allows me to focus on the tasks at hand. Until it doesn’t. Have you ever felt like everything on your plate is a high priority? It’s a common

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      How to Negotiate the Promotion and Pay You Want [Checklist]

      If you’re preparing for a promotion or salary discussion this year, there’s no question in my mind, you’ll want to review my Negotiation Checklist first. Did you know? Men initiate salary negotiations four times as often as women do. When women negotiate, they ask for 30 percent less

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      How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions

      Determined You, It’s that time of year when high performers like you are making decisions on how best to move forward in the new year. Maybe you’re exploring a new role, a different company or going back to school. Perhaps you’re wanting to play bigger than ever and are deciding between

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      Doing Business &quote;As Usual&quote; Isn't Working

      The recent Google protest and walkout is a great example of employees demanding better leadership from their executives. On Thursday, November 1, 2018, Google employees around the world walked out of their offices to demand change. Google organizers and protestors are requesting the

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      Jennifer Spaulding's Keynote on Kind Leadership Profiled on Front Page of The Dispatch

      Leadership and executive coach, Jennifer Spaulding, was profiled on the front page of newspaper, The Dispatch, highlighting kindness as an essential leadership skill. Jennifer presented her keynote, "Kindness is Your Competitive Advantage," the week of October 15th, 2018 to over 300 business and

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      How to Be a More Effective Leader With These 3 Actions [VIDEO]

      Wise You, Can you recall a time when a teacher, boss or parent motivated you to complete a task by relying on his or her authority? He or she likely used phrases similar to, “Because I said so,” “I’m the boss,” “You must do what I say.” If you were the recipient of this type of

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      Five Best Practices to Lead Courageous Conversations at Work

      Courageous You, I don’t know about you, but I dread courageous conversations that start with, “We need to talk.” Or at least I used to until I figured out an effective plan to lead challenging conversations with teammates, executives and even peers. I’ve shared this plan with my

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      Prevent Miscommunications at Work With This ONE Tip [Video]

      Brilliant You, If you’ve ever experienced a miscommunication (and who hasn’t), then you know how frustrating it can be. A missed deadline or delivering a product that isn’t quite right can lead to arguments, a loss in income or even a firing. How can you prevent miscommunications with

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      5 Tips to Quiet Naysayers & Access Your Brilliance

      Wise You, When you’re playing big and asking for what you want and need, you’re bound to come across a few naysayers. You know the ones. The ones who tell you: “Are you really sure you want to do that? What if you/we fail?!” “But you don’t have the right expertise for that

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      Celebrate Failure to Reach Your Goals

      Determined You, In this fast-paced world, it can be challenging to slow down and celebrate the little wins. Yet the research says that when you celebrate incremental wins, you and your teams are more motivated and encouraged to push toward the big wins. So why in the world would we celebrate

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      The Ideal Recipe to Play Bigger in Your Career [Video]

      Bold You, Have you been planning your next bold move? Maybe you have a promotion or project in mind. Perhaps you're thinking about that courageous conversation you're going to have this week. Or maybe you want to take the next incremental step towards your dream. Whatever is on your horizon, I

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      Forbes: Why Kindness is Your Competitive Advantage

      Wise You, Thank you Forbes for first publishing my article on kindness in the workplace. ​Had I heard in my 20s that kindness is a competitive advantage, I would have rolled my eyes. Didn't expressing kindness in the workplace make one appear weak or give others permission to take advantage

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      How to Manage Your Thoughts to Get the Results You Want

      Successful You, Did you know you already possess a superpower? One that can get the results you want! Whether you want to create more money, a greater impact, deeper relationships, sustained happiness or almost anything you want, first you need to manage your thoughts. Hard work, consistency and

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      5 Actions to Improve Your Brain Performance

      Wise you,   More and more of my high-performing clients and friends are focused on brain performance. And for good reason.   Optimizing brain performance is essential for living an extraordinary life with less stress, increased creativity, more focus and improved performance at work

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      Women in Leadership: Keep Rising in the Face of Inequities

      Women in Leadership,   When I read the anti-diversity memo released by a Google employee this past weekend, I was angered. He shared his views on why women are not equally represented in technology and leadership. Many of his reasons were sexist, and he even suggested that

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      Networking Made Easy (And Less Scary) With 3 Simple Tips [Video]

      Amazing you, Networking gets a bad wrap. I’ve heard people call it a “necessary evil,” “scary” or even “gross.” Some think you have to become a different person to do it well. And the truth is, some people seem to morph into another version of

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