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Getting in the Mood

Creativity doesn’t happen in the five minutes between meetings or between reading our emails.  If we want to get in the right mood to be creative, we need to create a specific time and identify a specific place where we will focus only on being creative.  John Cleese, the famous British actor, of Monty Python…

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Building a Brand

Brands are made, not born. A brand is also not a first impression; it is built over time. Leadership brands are built around what is real and authentic about the leaders they represent. In 1997, Fast Company magazine featured a cover story called “The Brand Called You”.  This story encouraged individual leaders to find a…

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Unconscious Competence

When developing new habits, it is helpful to understand the four distinct phases of the learning process.  Most of us, at any given time, can be said to be “unconsciously incompetent” about a number of skills.  These are skills we are not even aware we are performing in a suboptimal way.  Hence, this is a…

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My Favorite Reads in 2018

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 2018, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves by The Arbinger Institute Mistakes Were Made…

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Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

Perhaps you’ve heard of the confirmation bias. This is our tendency to look for only confirming evidence of what we already believe. The Lancet, a respected medical journal, reported in 1998 that a positive correlation had been found between autism and childhood vaccines. As a result, many parents stopped vaccinating their children, at great risk…

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