Day 14: Do You Know What You Stand For? Values Can Help!

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What are Values?   Values are simply things about your work and life that are intrinsically valuable or desirable to you.  They can be accessed most easily by asking yourself the question, “What do I want out of my work/life?” or, “Why do I work?”  Values are at the core of our individuality and experiences. Who you are and how you treat…

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Day 13: What are the Benefits of Loving/Kindness for Leadership?

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The traditional command and control leadership style trains us to lead with our heads, not our hearts. I am not disputing that this method is not useful, but could we lead with both? High achieving women are not push overs! When we use the words love, kindness, and compassion, our brains could be conditioned to think, “enough”! “Just give me…

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Day 12: Can Nature Help Us Lead Mindfully?

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When was the last time you stepped out in Nature? Many studies have shown that nature based images, sounds, and walking in nature can have a positive impact on our well-being. The human mind is seldom quiet, and when you add in the extra stressors of COVID-19 and other concerns, we are asking our minds and bodies to be working…

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Day 11: What Type of Thinking Hinders a Resilient Mindset?

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In order to become or remain resilient, it’s important to understand our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Could your current thinking be contributing to your resilience or making being resilient more difficult? Compassion is key to remaining focused and resilient even in extreme situations, so we are able to choose thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are able to keep us…

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Day 10: How Do You Get Out of Stress? Let’s Start With Sleep and Rest!

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It is very important to understand that quality sleep is vital to stress management, resiliency and leadership presence! Making sleep a priority, could help you become a more successful leader with improved brain health. A mindset of thinking that rest and relaxation is proving to be a leadership strategy! During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a great deal of disruption…

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DAY 9: Putting it in Perspective!

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This tip of Putting it in Perspective allows you to create more accurate thinking regarding an event or situation, resulting in greater personal resilience. The first step is to write down your beliefs regarding the event or situation: 1. Ask Yourself, “What is the worst thing that can happen”? It is important to remember the items that you can really…

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DAY 8: Self-Talk: Antagonist or Ally?

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What have you been telling yourself lately? Self-talk is very revealing! The little voice that sits on your shoulder and whispers into your ear can be either an antagonist or an ally. What you tell yourself goes immediately to your subconscious where it increases or decreases your anger, frustration or other emotions. Repeated negative self-talk leads to exaggerated and irrational…

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Day 7: Permission to be YOU!

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Do you have a Life Purpose? What I appreciate most about COVID -19 is that it gives us permission to not always be ok! That’s right: It allows us to be more vulnerable, truthful and reflective!  Even before COVID-19, I’ve been in process of determining what is most important in life.  I’ve used the philosophy of Life Purpose as a centering…

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Day 5: How Are You Feeling Today?

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It is hard to believe we are in our second week of our journey from Chaos to CALM. These tips are here to inspire you to harness “Your Powerful Leadership Presence” during COVID-19 and beyond! They are for your discernment only!  The Coaching Nest believes that by developing some of these emotionally intelligent habits, you will have more “presence of mind” to make…

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DAY 4: How is Behavioral Self-Control Important to Owning “Your Powerful Leadership Presence”?

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 How is Behavioral Self-Control important to “Owning Your Powerful Leadership Presence”? Leaders with Behavioral Self Control keep disruptive emotions and impulses in check. They are able to effectively: ·         Manage their impulsive feelings and distressing emotions ·         Stay composed, positive, and unflappable even in trying moments ·         Restrain…

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The DAY 3: The Importance of Being Seen, Heard, and Understood

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How is being seen, heard and understood so important to your presence as a leader? The next time someone asks, “what do you want from a leader”, consider responding with, “Your presence”! “It is the best gift you can give anyone”. I believe that Leadership takes “An ENTIRE Person”. An ENTIRE person is someone who is/has: E: Engaged in listening (both verbal…

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DAY 2: How is your Quacking Duck (Critical Voice) Keeping you from Being Present Today?

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Acknowledging our “Quacking Duck” can be a very powerful way to bring greater awareness to the critical or judging voice within us. One way of looking at your “Quacking Duck” (inner critic or judge) is to see it as a habitual way of thinking that can be modified. When you were small, your Quacking Duck helped you stay out of…

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