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Julia Hill-Nichols

Julia Hill-Nichols, SPHR, is the founder of LeadersCove, LLC. With over 30 years experience in operations and human capital management, Julia is gifted in the art and science of bridging strategic imperatives and a company’s human capabilities—executing for success, meeting bottom-line objectives and enlivening the people who are the organization’s lifeblood.

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Connecting Your ‘Why’ with Your Client’s ‘Why’

Connecting Your ‘Why’ with Your Client’s ‘Why’

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was recently asked to provide a presentation on the topic of change management for an upcoming client conference. I was delighted with the request, in large part, because it gave me an opportunity to address the interconnectedness of change between a company and its client. Whether an organization is selling services or products, they […]

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The Use and Abuse of the Interim Management Position

The Use and Abuse of the Interim Management Position

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the last year I have become aware of a significant jump in the use of Interim Management positions in non-profit organizations, corporations or government institutions. This is certainly not a new phenomena, interim positions have been around as long as organizations. Interim Management positions are essential as leadership leaves and the process of finding the new […]

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Republican or Democrat? I can’t tell!

Republican or Democrat? I can’t tell!

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

I received a wonderful compliment the other day from a colleague. We have worked together for the last several years on a board whose  members are appointed by the county commissioners, lending appointments to be somewhat politicized. The individual said, “You know after all this time, I’m not sure if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. […]

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Coaching Agreements – An Arrangement of Real Commitments for Success

Coaching Agreements – An Arrangement of Real Commitments for Success

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first time I intentionally used a coaching agreement it was called a contract. Many years ago, my first job was as a Social Worker, working with adolescents. These young people were referred to me by the local police departments. The police gave the kids a choice. They could go into my program or juvenile […]

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The Leader Coach in You – Yes, You!

The Leader Coach in You – Yes, You!

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates Leader Coaches are an incredible catalyst in releasing the extraordinary gifts of their teams. Read on to learn about a great resource for Leader Coaches and ‘want to be’ Leader Coaches. This past fall I was delighted […]

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Commit to 2015!

Commit to 2015!

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points out how the strong person stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; […]

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Share the Insomnia

Share the Insomnia

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Late this fall I received news that Brad Hams had left us. He is greatly missed by many. I met Brad back in 2001 and listened with awe as he described the power of Ownership Thinking. His energy and passion around breaking down the entitlement mentality of employees and instead engaging them in the building […]

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2014 Thanksgiving Letter

2014 Thanksgiving Letter

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 2014 Dear Friends of LeadersCove, Giving thanks, being filled with gratitude, finding joy in the everyday moments of life as well as those major milestones – all of these are worthy of our focused reflection. When we are present and truly observing the world around us we open ourselves to possibilities and gifts. Truth […]

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Have a Workplace Adversary? You Can Turn it Around – Almost Always.

Have a Workplace Adversary? You Can Turn it Around – Almost Always.

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luke had been doing a lot of soul searching lately. It had not occurred to him that he was actually contributing to the adversarial relationship that had developed with his once supporter, Alex. As he considered his promotion several months ago and how he had handled the transition to the new role he winced at […]

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Continuing the Story – Cultivating Work Relationships

Continuing the Story – Cultivating Work Relationships

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luke was looking forward to his meeting with Jane, Vice President of Operations for the division. As requested he read the first four chapters of Cultivate, The Power of Winning Relationships. Actually he had just finished Chapter 9, Adversary Relationships. He wanted to better understand the concept of Adversaries because recently he felt that a […]

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