How to Do Great Things

Hello! I am so fortunate to work with talented leaders, supporting them as they make remarkable contributions to their organizations, communities and the world. Components that are necessary for these contributions include drive, taking risks and focus. This article is a great summary. Enjoy!

 

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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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