Monthly Archives: March 2011

This Is Your Brain on Trauma – Leading and Caring through Crisis (Part II)

What can you do to be an effective leader during a traumatic crisis, even when it’s on the other side of the globe? First, realize, it’s… Continue reading

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Stepping Up–Leading and Caring through Crises

There is something in us—as members of society—that wants to share the burden when we see true human suffering.We set aside our allegiances and our political differences. There is definitely something in us that resonates compassionately when confronted with tragedy. So, if you are feeling deeply for the people of Japan, or for those fighting for freedom in Libya, or for the women of Congo—it is time to do something. Step up, step out, gather your courage, and do something. Continue reading

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What Really Motivates Us? A Coaching Story

In our world, we often find ourselves working with C-suite executives who don’t make the time or effort to give their direct reports regular, meaningful feedback. It’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they often don’t realize that what motivates virtually all of us is fairly simple: we want to know where we fit in and that what we do matters. Continue reading

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How To Catch a Monkey

I was suffering all week as I was mulling over an idea that explains how leaders can harness resistance to propel their organizations forward. Because it was so wonderful, I had a hard time letting go of it. Continue reading

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