How to go SLOW

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beehiveExactly a hundred years ago, Albert Einstein revolutionized the way scientists think about space and time, revealing that they are more flexible than we think. So if time is flexible, can we slow things down? How can we create more time and spaciousness for ourselves, when our crazy busy way of life mitigates against this?

Instead of the 150 mph rush, which in the end leaves us exhausted and unfulfilled, why not make a conscious decision to just SLOW down? The stress, swirl and strife that hurt performance and fuel conflict in the workplace could be tempered by a simple shift in pace. Paradoxically,  going SLOW can actually make you more productive and creative, and able to achieve more with less struggle. Read more

Lead with More Ease

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Horse RacingI’m not saying Leadership is Easy!  It is probably the most complicated and challenging role in your life.

But to be an effective leader, who mobilizes people and delivers great results, you have to have a certain awareness of what you are doing, why you are doing it, and which kinds of leadership behaviors are more effective than others.

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Ten reasons to work with an executive coach

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You are smart. You are a leader. So you should be able to figure it all out, right?

Probably. Mostly.

But a coach helps you with things you can’t easily do yourself.

For example, an executive coach, working with you individually:
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Four Strategies for Dealing with Discomfort at Work

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bigstock-Help-787861Sometimes problems at work can take up a disproportionate amount of time and brain-space. Whether you are a top-level executive or anywhere else on the organizational chart, you might find a particular issue churning over in your mind at night and draining your energy during the day. It could be about anything: the future of your business or your career, a problem with your boss, colleague or your employees. But the stress can build, and, as your brain defaults to freeze, flight or fight mode, you can feel trapped, with little room to maneuver.

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Talent Management Tips for Time Pressed Professionals

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I'm busySo many people are just too darn busy to think straight.

Being busy is seen as a statement of worth, a badge of honor for how important, invaluable, or in demand you are.  And yet, at some point, you start to see rapidly diminishing returns.  Exciting and challenging work becomes draining or overwhelming.  The once-manageable to-do list turns into an oppressive nightmare.  Vacations are less desirable, because of how much you will have to pay when you get back. And there is just no time for the kind of thoughtful approach to making decisions or managing people that leaders really need to invest.

Read on for some suggestions that will provide a short-cut to raising your game as a leader, and could release some time too: Read more

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