The Power of Self-Awareness and Empathy

By Erinne Tripp, Director of Client Services “When you plant lettuce if it does not grow well you don’t blame the lettuce.  You look for reasons it is not doing well.  It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun.  You never blame the lettuce.  Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family (or co-workers), we blame the other person.  But if we know how to take care of them, they [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:47:18+00:00September 6th, 2018|self-awareness, Team Dynamics, Team Effectiveness|0 Comments

The Power of Reflection

By Riley McDonough, Executive Coach The great leadership development guru Warren Bennis once said that “leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”. He went on further to say “it is the job of the leader to develop a vision, establish what matters and why, and set the direction and inspire”. It’s hard to argue with the logic and brilliance of that statement, which he made over 20 years ago, but just how do [...]

Inspirational Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

As a coach who regularly works with senior level business executives, I’m often asked the question “from your perspective, what does it take to become an inspirational leader”? […]

Self-Awareness: Simple Tips to Make the Most of your Family Vacation

In theory, a family vacation sounds magical.  A week away from the daily stressors of life, quality time with the ones you love, long days, warm sun, lots of laughs and memories to last a life-time. Reality check…while your vacation may include some of these dream-like scenarios, there may also be a few minor setbacks along the way.  Togetherness is great, but too much together time can also bring conflict.  Staying mindful and self-aware of [...]

Assume Good Intentions

Easier said than done, right?! Sometimes when experiencing personal conflict, we jump to the top of our ladder and assume the other person is in the wrong. Or worse, they are trying to do us harm and damage our reputation. It can be challenging to press the internal pause button and assume the other person's intentions are good. Recently, I was coaching an executive through a difficult situation.  He and one of his teammates were [...]

The 5 Keys to Accelerating Your Employee Engagement

Everyone talks about employee engagement, but as an HR professional, a manager, or an employee you are probably more interested in what can we do to be more engaged. We know the research and have seen the financial metrics that shows the more engaged you and your workforce are the more productive, profitable, and innovative you will be. Other benefits include having more satisfied customers and improving the retention of top talent. So now that [...]

Dealing with Bad Behavior

We’ve all seen bad behavior in the workplace. At times, we are even the ones at fault. Some studies indicate that 30-40% of a manager’s time is devoted to dealing with bad behaviors in the workplace! As we spend so much time on this problem, how prepared are we for appropriate responses to these behaviors? What is the danger of leaving them unresolved? Do we recognize what constitutes different kinds of bad behavior and [...]

Listening to Your Internal GPS

“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” ~Buddha I have an awful sense of direction.  Honestly, I need to rely on Waze to go anywhere that is not part of my regular commute or daily life.  I love that app because I know when listening to it (most times), that I will get [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:22:56+00:00December 28th, 2016|Career Success, Professional Success, self-awareness|0 Comments

The Power of Self-Awareness

On a daily basis we are all placed in countless situations that require us to behave a certain way. As we mature, we receive both positive and negative feedback that helps shape who we are, but how do we know if the behaviors we are naturally drawn to are helping us to achieve our goals or somehow getting in our way? The answer is simple, self-awareness. Self-awareness is a powerful gift that allows us [...]

The Best Leaders Are Vulnerable?

“Agility is perhaps the most critical ability, mindset and skill needed today.” Vulnerable is defined as, capable of being physically or emotionally wounded1. The business definition of vulnerability states - the degree to which people, property, resources, systems, and cultural, economic, environmental, and social activity is susceptible to harm, degradation, or destruction on being exposed to a hostile agent or factor.2 A well-known and respected author, researcher and presenter on vulnerability is Brene Brown, who [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:02:37+00:00September 28th, 2016|Leadership, self-awareness|0 Comments