The Benefits of Gratitude

Hello! Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of the blessings of our lives. It’s also a good time to “ritualize” the important practice of gratefulness. Taking 2 minutes per day and consciously thinking about the 5 people, events, or other blessings is a habit that can reap a variety of benefits, as noted in this article. Wishing you a healthy and joyful time of Thanksgiving and gratitude!

 

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The 360 Degree Assessment Process

As I coach innovative and successful leaders, I see the importance and impact of receiving honest “360 degree” feedback. Often it is a pivotal moment in a leader’s career, both regarding where they can improve, but also in hearing where they are currently making an impact and how they can use their strengths to be even more impactful. Here is a good summary article about the 360 process. Enjoy!

Trust: Essential to Leadership

Trust is the foundational element of a successful leadership team. In essence, it is the ability to discuss and address issues that are getting in the way of success, and being vulnerable with one another about strengths, problems and weaknesses. It is built over time, through many interactions, and can be fragile during times of change and stress. Here is a very good article, quoting some of my favorite experts on the subject. Enjoy!

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Reflecting on Leadership

I am so pleased to be affiliated as the Leadership Resource (and member) of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). As such, I am responsible for helping to design and then facilitate the initial session of the year; the topic is “Leading and Managing.” This year, my colleague Carol Bennett, assisted me in as we led the group discussions and also provided individualized debriefs of the results of their leadership assessments. Below is the wonderful description by Kacie, one of the participants in this year’s class. It is a pleasure and a privilege to help this year’s class, the second LeadershipFPRA class, as they move forward in their leadership development. Please see her description below. Thanks Kacie!

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Maue Center Partners to Serve as Exclusive Leadership Development Resource for the Florida Public Relations Association

Sarasota, FL, October 4, 2017 — The Maue Center has partnered with the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) to serve as a leadership development resource for members of the Association. FPRA offers members opportunities to develop leadership skills through LeadershipFPRA, State Board Meetings, Chapter Meetings and Annual Conference.

Carolyn Maue, President/CEO, and the consultants of The Maue Center help individual leaders and teams reach goals and build skills through leadership coaching, team effectiveness and organizational consulting. Through this partnership, Carolyn will teach leadership skills to educate and enhance FPRA members in becoming stronger leaders in their organizations, their communities and FPRA.

“FPRA is excited to enter this partnership with the Maue Center,” said FPRA President Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC. “Last year we began working with Carolyn Maue during our inaugural LeadershipFPRA class and we immediately saw the value for our members, as leadership development is one of the most requested subjects for professional development.”

Carolyn Maue, Executive Coach, Consultant and President of the Maue Center, will serve as a breakout session speaker at the 2018 FPRA Annual Conference. She will also lead a session on “Leading and Managing” for the 2017-18 LeadershipFPRA program.

“The collaboration between my company, The Maue Center, and FPRA is a natural fit as the missions of both organizations focus on the importance of developing and preparing innovative leaders to enact positive and innovative change. We are thrilled with the success of our relationship already and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead in maximizing the skills of current and future leaders of FPRA to address the challenges and opportunities ahead in FPRA chapters, companies, communities and the profession”

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About the Maue Center
Carolyn Maue, President/CEO of The Maue Center, serves as a trusted resource to leaders in envisioning the future for their organizations, and in building the leadership skill and capacity of leaders through leadership coaching and leadership team development. A successful entrepreneur and communicator, Carolyn is an expert in dealing with “people” issues in the workplace, consistently yielding positive change for the organizations she serves. Carolyn established The Maue Center in 2004 to guide forward-thinking executives to guide leaders in growth strategies to increase their effectiveness, and to increase their ability to use power with wisdom to positively impact their teams, organizations, and communities. The Maue Center collaborates with innovative organizations in sectors such as healthcare, science and technology, higher education, and hospitality.

 

Additional information on The Maue Center, including informational videos describing our process, can be found at https://www.mauecenter.com.

 

About the Florida Public Relations Association

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.

 

About LeadershipFPRA
LeadershipFPRA is an exclusive opportunity for FPRA members and provides participants tools to become stronger leaders. Graduates of the LeadershipFPRA program are better equipped to not only function as PR professionals in their respective workplaces, but also strengthen their rightful seat at the boardroom table and to evolve into further leadership roles in FPRA, their communities and the industry in general. https://www.fpra.org/leadership-opportunities/leadershipfpra/

Controlling Uncertainty

There is so much uncertainty these days: hurricanes, earthquakes, political decisions, changing business landscapes. So much we could worry and be anxious about. It is so important to remember the “Locus of Control” and what we can manage, and what we can’t, during uncertain times. We really can only manage ourselves. This article has great tips on how to do that. Enjoy!

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