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Building Trust Is The Key To Collaboration

You can’t inspire and lead collaborative efforts without one fundamental requirement: trust. Do people believe you’ll do what you say you will? Here’s the reality of many corporate cultures. People are in a meeting, mostly agreeing on a stated direction. Discussion takes place. Commitments are made. People leave the room. Some of what was discussed happens…

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10 Ways To Deal With Self-Doubt

Important confession up front here: I suffer from self-doubt. I’m sure you may have experienced self-doubt, too. How am I so sure of that? Well, many leaders have confided in me that they’ve had bouts of self-doubt. In fact, a few years ago I coached a well-known business leader with a strong North American presence.…

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Embrace Fear

Here’s an interesting note on human nature. People tend to stay the same unless they believe they have more to gain than lose by changing. That’s why people stay in unhealthy relationships or careers they find unsatisfying. It’s why some people are always cooking up a grand new scheme, but never actually implement it. More…

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How To Give Powerful Presentations Every Time [Free Cheat Sheet]

You’ve done your research, clarified your messaging, practiced your delivery and finally, the big presentation arrives. You’re going in confident. You make your case to the audience or executives or whomever. It absolutely bombs. As you turn it over in your head for days (weeks) afterwards, one thought keeps popping back up: What the heck…

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Get Past The Fear Of Speaking Up

Let’s start here: Are you overjoyed when you don’t need to say anything in a meeting? Do you tend to clam up when things get tense at home? Spontaneously voicing a clear, concise opinion can be intimidating. It’s like the universe suddenly shines a spotlight on you and says, ‘Go on, then. Sound smart.’ Some…

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3 Ways To Cultivate Self-Awareness And Become A Better Leader

Naturally at this time of year, you start thinking a little more broadly about accomplishments and goals. It’s a good time to reflect and set sights on your continued leadership journey. January had me looking inward and I found myself updating the “About” page on my website. As I updated it, I thought about my…

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