IS YOUR “QUACKING DUCK” STEALING YOUR BRAIN?

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In a recent meeting a leader mentioned a difficult situation with another leader. The purpose of this meeting was to share highlights of a recent successful project, but her natural instinct was to begin the interaction with a negative comment that set the tone for the entire meeting. Our team accomplished all our goals but this seemed to have slipped…

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ARE SUCCESSFUL WOMEN DESTINED TO BE ALONE?

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I checked and double-checked my news feed. The ad disguised as an article caught me off guard. I can’t recall the title, but the message stayed with me: high-achieving women are ruthless, and destined to be alone. As someone who has succeeded in business while maintaining a loving marriage, raising a family, and mentoring other women, the article was a…

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GIFT OF AHA via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

THE GIFT OF THE “AHA”

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I returned to some intensive study this year feeling a need for the gifts of the “Aha”! According to Rock, David, & Schwartz, Jeffrey (2006) in the Neuroscience of Leadership, when both my clients and I have an “Aha” moment, this new thought illuminates us to think, behave, or ultimately act differently, if we choose to. “ …The brain releases…

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TOP 10 WAYS TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER YOUR CAREER

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Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading their siren song of… Spring cleaning. Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities and challenges that lie…

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3 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF TO BALANCE PERSONALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM

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Are you the same person at work and at home? Do you have a “work personality” you put on as you prepare for the day ahead? This persona may be a little more polished, positive, and mild-mannered. You may justify that it is essential for retaining clients, pleasing the higher-ups, or presenting the best version of yourself to the world.…

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BANISH RUMINATION

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Not too long ago, I found myself ruminating about all the ways I was behind in my business in the midst of general life craziness. I won’t bore you with the details since rumination is contagious. We all have certain “ruminating hot buttons” that can trigger those feelings of fear, helplessness, and basic unfairness when evaluating life. Rumination involves going…

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BREATHING CALM INTO BUSINESS

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Listen to your FREE Community Call, where the focus is on breathing, and building a CALM Anchor. Enjoy! Just click the link below: http://www.instantpresenter.com/careercalm/EA58DB86894BHow does breathing make good business sense? Let’s think back to a time when you met with a client, associate, or potential partner. Perhaps that day you were bouncing from meeting to meeting, barely giving yourself a…

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