30 Minutes to Get Out of Comfort Zone
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30 Minutes to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

There are definitive correlations between doing something different and taking potential risks, and finding more success. Have you counted the number of times you have gone outside of your comfort zone — each day or week? Once, twice or maybe even more? Eliminate the fear of discomfort   If you step outside of your comfort […]

Leadership Effectiveness
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How One Leader Gets Better

When Gettysburg College contacted me to coach one of their directors, I never imagined that he was caught in an endless loop.  That’s how Michael Kotlinski, Gettysburg Bookstore Director, described his professional life.  He simply was not performing to his highest level and as a leader in retail that is a dangerous slope. Wants to […]

Women Leadership CEO Andrea Funk
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Leadership with CEO Andrea Funk of Cambridge Lee Industries

Andrea Funk, CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished women in manufacturing.  She represents a very small percentage (less than one-half of 1%) of manufacturing leadership and is passionate about closing this gender gap for a more inclusive business environment. In this episode, we talk all about leadership. Andrea shares an early leadership moment […]

Inspirational Leadership
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What Inspiring Leaders Do

There is one leadership quality that separates the most effective leaders from the average or least effective. It is what even great athletes like Michael Phelps, LeBron James, and Sarah Welting do naturally.  And it is also the one trait that your colleagues would most like to have in their leader.   It is the […]

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Why Some People Have All the Luck

Some people just seem to have more luck than others.  In fact, many business leaders and professionals I know say that their success is simply a matter of luck. But in business is it entirely luck?   Consider these popular sayings:  “luck is preparation meeting opportunity” or “you make your own luck.”  And according to Ray […]

Jamila Payne Daily Success Routine
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Daily Success Routine with CEO Jamila Payne

Today, we’re talking to business leader Jamila Payne of Ideas Action Design and creator of the Daily Success Method, a work-life productivity process that empowers busy professionals to conquer their goals and effectively manage their day. On this podcast, you will hear many valuable success tips including how a mentor experience (in various forms) can accelerate your professional development and […]

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Leadership Secrets to Building Trust

There has been so much written about employee engagement, such as the recent research from the performance management company Gallup and how to build good company culture.   According to Gallup, today’s employees view work differently and expect more out of a job and company than leaders and managers traditionally have provided.   If I really had to identify […]

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Being a Leader In the Wake of Grief

Being a leader can be a rewarding experience and it also means facing a host of anticipated and unexpected challenges.  Learning how to respond to these challenges will help you grow as a leader.  And dealing with difficult situations will certainly hone your leadership skills.    Challenges like losing a major customer or cutting jobs […]

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Resilience the Key to Career Success

As an executive coach, I know that the path to achieving professional success is not easy and nor is it what it used to be.  The idea that career success is climbing the corporate ladder and then hanging on with loyalty until retirement.  Or even spending your whole career in one organization or industry, seems less […]

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Top 10 Ways Leaders Unwind

Whether you are leading a healthcare organization through tremendous change and complexities or running your own business — you need to unwind.   Even the most successful and productive people I know make unwind time a priority.  I want to share what leaders do to unwind so you can unwind too — even if you think […]