Remote Reset

August 3, 2020 |
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The number of organizations looking to extend the choice to employees to work from home is growing daily. Remote work accounted for only 5-20% of the U.S. workforce prior to the pandemic. This percentage is likely to grow significantly as more organizations switch to a permanent full-time remote work model. A recent Gartner poll showed… Continue Reading Remote Reset

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Assuming Positive Intent

July 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Assuming Positive Intent
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I have a client whose company places a premium on “assuming positive intent”. At its core, this is a choice to believe that most people want the same things we do and are not plotting against us, even when they are vocal in their disagreement with our positions or proposals. When we assume positive intent,… Continue Reading Assuming Positive Intent

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Leading a Juicy Life

June 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Leading a Juicy Life
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You know I’m all about leaders pursuing a vital life on their way to becoming clearer, more confident and more effective, and that’s why I recently accepted an invitation by executive coach and leadership trainer Sylvia Becker-Hill to be an expert speaker at the Juicy Life Leader Online Conference she is hosting. The conference is coming… Continue Reading Leading a Juicy Life

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The Great Pause

May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Great Pause
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The current pandemic has ushered in a new moment in our history: The Great Pause. This is a formidable global disruption both in its force, suddenness and in its intimacy. The Great Pause has exposed strengths and deficiencies in the structures, systems, and cultures of business and society. As we all emerge into what many… Continue Reading The Great Pause

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Alive Time

April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Alive Time
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If you are fortunate to be at home during these challenging times (not everyone is), there is a good chance you’ve lost access to your gym, a personal trainer or a workout partner. While that’s not your fault, allowing one’s personal vitality to suffer is a choice. Fit Leaders know that engaging in regular physical… Continue Reading Alive Time

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An Anxious Team

March 20, 2020 | Comments Off on An Anxious Team
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It is not unreasonable to expect team members facing the uncertainties associated with a global pandemic to be anxious, and increasingly so as one countermeasure after another is put into place by their organizations and by their government to fight the novel coronavirus.  Leaders, themselves, are anxious and this is how human beings normally react… Continue Reading An Anxious Team

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Compromising Accountability

February 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Compromising Accountability
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It can be frustrating when individuals do not execute on their responsibilities.  When it is a member of our own team that is underperforming, we have the opportunity to directly manage that performance and to restate our expectations to increase understanding and alignment.  If that doesn’t bring about the improved performance, we have access to… Continue Reading Compromising Accountability

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Mixed Messages

January 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Mixed Messages
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There are times when it seems we just can’t win. At all levels of leadership, including the very highest, leaders can find themselves in disagreement with a major policy direction being promoted by the senior team. This is particularly true when the leader was not consulted prior to the decision having been made. Confidently expressing… Continue Reading Mixed Messages

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My Favorite Reads in 2019

December 23, 2019 | Comments Off on My Favorite Reads in 2019
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As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2019, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now by Jordan… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2019

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Oh, Please

November 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Oh, Please
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Oh, please. Give me a break! No way! When we look back and examine the sentiment of prominent observers, and even experts in their time, it’s easy to see how we can miss the future even as it’s staring us in the face. Consider the following: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” CHARLES… Continue Reading Oh, Please

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