5 Ways to Impact Your Body’s Time Clock

July 12, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Impact Your Body’s Time Clock
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Scientific studies, dating back 40 years, point to the vital role of telomeres in the aging process. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of our DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself, which is a continuous… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Impact Your Body’s Time Clock

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It Pays to Advertise

June 15, 2021 | Comments Off on It Pays to Advertise
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Early in my career, I was reminded several times by my father that “it pays to advertise”. This fatherly advice was not an encouragement to brag or strive to always be the center of attention. Instead, I learned the importance of staying in my leaders’ line of sight so they were aware of my ideas… Continue Reading It Pays to Advertise

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When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work

May 11, 2021 | Comments Off on When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work
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When was the last time you asked an open-ended question and it didn’t work? Many of us have been taught the value of open-ended questions, the type of questions that can’t be answered with a “Yes” or a “No”. Questions like: “What can I do to help?” This is a great question that invites the… Continue Reading When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work

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Pushing Back

April 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Pushing Back
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One of the hallmarks of leadership is having the confidence to push back. In doing so, we give voice to our unique perspective on an issue. When everyone around the table seems to be agreeing on everything, one can surmise that there are differing points of view that are not surfacing. Groupthink can lead a… Continue Reading Pushing Back

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6 Reasons to Meet

March 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Meet
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If you are not pulling your team together on a regular basis to meet, here are six good reasons to start doing so. Create more of a team environment. Encourage open communication. Offer a safe place for conflict. Break down silos by increasing transparency across functions. Provide greater clarity. Structure accountability. Once you establish a… Continue Reading 6 Reasons to Meet

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The Tip of the Iceberg

February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on The Tip of the Iceberg
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Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg. Others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does. What are some of the… Continue Reading The Tip of the Iceberg

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From Time to Time

January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on From Time to Time
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“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time… Continue Reading From Time to Time

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My Favorite Reads in 2020

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on My Favorite Reads in 2020
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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 2020, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2020

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Breaking Bias

November 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Breaking Bias
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The renewed focus on inclusion these days is rooted in increased evidence that organizations that become more diverse, at all levels, increase sales, drive innovation and reduce turnover. My experience has shown me that the more the faces around the table look different from one another, the greater the likelihood we will hear perspectives and… Continue Reading Breaking Bias

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The Resiliency Reserve

October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Resiliency Reserve
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If there is one thing that organizations are learning in these volatile, uncertain and complex times, it is the importance of both organizational and personal resilience – the ability to withstand shocks, and remain sustainable under prolonged periods of change. Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Centre, offers the following checklist of actions to… Continue Reading The Resiliency Reserve

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