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Got Goals? Fuel Up – Career, Leadership, Life!

Goals…I love a good, shiny goal. When it’s the ‘right goal’, it boosts my spirits, gives me a renewed sense of purpose – and totally energizes me. I talk about goals a lot; with my career coaching and leadership coaching clients and in a variety of other contexts. For instance, earlier this month, I presented […]

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Career Detours – For Good, Better, or Worse

This article is about career detours. The good, and sometimes not so good. How to recognize when you are on a good ‘detour’; when you might be stuck, how to find your way back? It builds on a previous article I wrote (Put Some Zig Zag Into Your Career). Takes about 11- 14 minutes to […]

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Leadership Conversations: Build Trust or Break it?

NOTE: This article was first written for the Globe and Mail Careers, Leadership Lab. Ahh, that trust thing – when you have it, everything is good. Without it, so much can go wrong. It takes time to build up trust and yet only a fraction of a second to break it. Every leader will face […]

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He/She Said What!!?? 5 Communications Blunders From the Top

Note: this article is adapted from an original post from my communications site (Chadnick Communications). We all have those moments when we have inadvertently said the wrong thing or held back and didn’t say what needed to be said. Sometimes these moments are benign. Other times not so much. Every word, phrase, interaction – or even […]

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Primer: The Neuroscience of Distrust/ Trust in Conversation – Blame it on Your Brain!

Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a ripple effect for good, better, or worse…. What makes a conversation good? Not good? What creates trust? Distrust? Much of my work these past years has engaged others in these and other related questions — about their conversational, communications, and relationship efficacy. I am trained […]

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A Few Good Habits: “Ahh February” Part 2

Feeling the winter blahs? Lost sight of those shiny goals from the new year? Losing ‘steam’? In my last post (“Ahh February”), I shared a story about how my father taught me some valuable life lessons – notably, the importance of pacing. The context was related to long-distance running but the lessons were valuable for […]

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Ahh February…(Part 1)

“Ahh February” is a Two Part Series. See “Ahh February, Part 2” for a few good ideas on keeping your ‘mojo’ going throughout the year, particularly getting through ‘Feb and Winter blahs’. — Here’s something you may not know about me: When I was a teenager, I ran full-distance marathons. I come from a running […]

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Add a Little Zig Zag to Your Career

NOTE: I wrote this article some years ago for the Globe and Mail. I realized I never posted here on this blog. Worth a read – Zig Zag is increasingly the norm for many. See original Globe Article here. Ah, the dilemmas of navigating a modern career. In the past, progress was usually defined by linear, […]

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Space and Possibility

Do you have your word or theme for 2019 yet? This is one of the questions that I ask each year in my annual iteration of 12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew”.  I didn’t find my theme until well into the first week in January when it found me. I was finally relaxing and […]

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Who Will Be Your “Teachers” In the Year Ahead?

It’s a brand new day and new year. And I’m already learning. I just received an inspiring email from a coaching client who has often shared with me interesting articles, ideas, and has opened up my mind with her fabulous wisdom. This happens a lot – not just with this client but many. I learn […]

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