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Self-Actualized Leadership: a formula for success

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Call it a by-product of working toward my doctorate in I/O psychology –as I was revisiting some old notes on Maslow’s concept of self-actualization today, all I could think was “wow, what an excellent measuring stick for today’s leaders!” As you may recall, self-actualization is a concept about satisfying needs as we grow and shift our focus toward grander goals and aspirations. Some call it the full development of an individuals abilities and the realization… Read More

Apologizing at Work

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Making a quick, sincere apology to a colleague, boss or direct report may be one of the most important actions you take today. We live in a stressful world filled with conflicting ideas, values and yes…egos! This makes two simple words such as “I’m sorry” important tools in every leaders toolkit. And, as with most management interventions the key is to apologize and make things right quickly so that trust doesn’t break down and relationships… Read More

The Importance of Ethical Leadership

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Are you the same at work, at home and in the community? Do you have the bravery to stand against peer pressure when it comes to compromising your values? According to the Center for Ethical Leadership, “Ethical leadership is knowing your core values and having the courage to live them in all parts of your life in service of the common good.” In our experience, ethical leadership involves leading in a manner that respects the… Read More

Free Life & Career Coaching – No, that’s not a Type-o!

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As seasoned, credentialed coaches, most of us mentor other aspiring coaches as they work to complete their coach training and achieve their coaching certifications such as PCC (Professional Certified Coach), MCC (Master Certified Coach) and BCC (Board Certified Coach). Our Founder, Mickey Parsons is also a part-time professor at Life University’s Coaching Psychology Program where students work to complete a certificate program and/or a coaching focused BS or MS (beginning Fall of 2013) in Psychology.… Read More

How to Sell Your Business Ideas

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How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas Posted by Nadia Goodman I’m not in the habit of re-posting blogs, but in this article Nadia, like Dan Pink’s groundbreaking insights on right-brain thinking, motivation and sales, is spot-on and I think you will enjoy the information if you missed its original post on URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225619. This article offers excellent advice for managers and leaders interested in developing their ability to sell their vision,… Read More

Sleeping with Your Smartphone?

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In a recent webinar, I heard Harvard Business School Professor Leslie Perlow share the secrets from her new book about changing the way we work to achieve greater personal balance, while also becoming more effective and efficient. She describes the challenges and benefits of disconnecting, and provides a step-by-step guide to changing how our teams work. Perlow says many of us are becoming addicted to a cycle of responsiveness where we put ourselves under increasing… Read More

Are You Too Nice at the Office?

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Are You Too Nice at the Office? Men’s Health – menshealth.com/health/are-you-too-nice-at-the-office by Markham Heid October 4, 2012, 10:00 pm EDT This week in unfortunately true clichés: Nice guys really do finish last, according to a new study from Princeton University. Researchers recruited 133 people and asked each to craft an email that included words from a predetermined list. For some participants, the goal of the email was to appear warm and friendly. For others, the… Read More