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Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

| March 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

We’ve all heard and said. “Can you hear me now?” Fifty years into the future it will most likely show up in a list of our current decade’s most frequent phrases. Some will say “No, they didn’t hear, let alone listen.”, but I hope not. I’d like to notch up this discussion from hearing to […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the last in a series of articles focusing on Conflict in the Workplace. In Managing Conflict at Work Part I we talked about the value of Conflict – greater clarity on issues, individual and group growth and improved relationships, to name a few. Managing Conflict at Work Part II examined the different tendencies […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part II

Managing Conflict at Work – Part II

| February 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

I have the good fortune to sit on a number of community boards. Generally speaking, folks on these boards are not passive observers. The organization means something to them. They care about the decisions and outcomes. This dynamic can make for some pretty passionate discussion. Often these interchanges result in better decisions and greater commitment. […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part I

Managing Conflict at Work – Part I

| January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several months ago I had the pleasure of presenting an overview on managing conflict to the Jefferson County West Chamber Women in Business Group. In the first of three newsletters, I’d like to share excerpts from the presentation I think you will find helpful. I do want to begin by recognizing two resources I find […]

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Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

| January 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Winter in Colorado can be a challenge, especially for our cars and more specifically for our car’s windshield. As we maneuver around potholes and ice patches we try our best to stay as far away as possible from construction trucks – Colorado is building at unprecedented rates. The problem of course is what flies off […]

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Unexpected or Unwelcomed Guests at the Door?

Unexpected or Unwelcomed Guests at the Door?

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well there they are at your door step. Perhaps you saw them heading down the road, hoping they would change direction or simply disappear. All organizations – corporations, nonprofits and small start-ups are faced with unwelcomed guests in the form of new regulations that are required and disruptive; are confusing and demand quick response; are […]

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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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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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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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