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Not Everybody Likes Tom Cruise, But … He’s Got Presence. [Free Webinar]

Not everybody likes Tom Cruise. He’s a little bit weird. We don’t fully understand the whole Scientology thing all the time, right? I once heard a comedian say he really liked the movie where Cruise played ‘the cocky young guy.’ I laughed. But I remember reading a magazine article years ago about Cruise — a…

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Why Ditching Buzzwords Will Make You A Better Leader

If you find yourself wondering how to improve your leadership this year, you might want to take the no-buzzwords approach. Let me explain. Over the holidays, I took stock of 2016 and tried to determine what I wanted to do in 2017 (and why). While I love the executive coaching aspect of what I do,…

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The X Factor: Do You Have It?

Leadership presence matters. It’s called many different things: magnetism, charisma, commanding the room, etc. When I coach clients, I get this question all the time: why do some people have ‘it’ and some people seem not to? Why do some come to  dominate a room and others slink back into it? I put it down to…

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A Simple Way To Plan And Sustain Your Capacity in 2017 (Free Webinar)

Often, I think we’re misguided on how we approach capacity planning. In 2017, one of my primary goals — is to fix that — to help you build capacity for all areas of your life AND stay on track all year. No overwhelm. No burnout. No boredom. Here’s what I mean: first of all, there…

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What’s Your Theme for 2017? (Updated)

Ever since I began executive coaching (about 18 years ago) I’ve asked my clients to choose a theme for the coming year. I’m going to ask you to do the same. Over the years my clients have picked all manner of themes including ‘creating community’, ‘power’, ‘dialing back’, ‘authentic passion’ and ‘calm and quiet’. What…

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Lisa’s Top 5 Leadership Authors (and why you want to read them)

On the paperback side of the book publishing industry, more than four titles per day are released with ‘leadership’ in them. Leadership books and authors are seemingly everywhere. How do you cut through all these releases and figure out who’s best to read in specific contexts? I’m here to help.   Here are my top…

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