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Teams exist to produce results but are they good at it?

Recently I was in a meeting with a few colleagues talking about co-developing a customized leadership program for a client. When it came time to decide how we’d actually create the program, one person said “well we all know the best way to develop a program is to lock yourself in a dark room and write it by yourself.” I was...

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Achieving My Really Big Goal – The Boston Marathon!

motivation running Apr 11, 2011

I did it! Boston 2011! 

On April 18th I ran the 115th Boston Marathon. I achieved my really big goal. However, it didn’t turn out exactly as I anticipated. My finishing time was 4 hours 27 minutes – a full 30 minutes slower than my qualifying time!! And the weather conditions were perfect – 55 degrees and a strong...

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Five Part Practice for Achieving Really Big Goals

I’m running the Boston Marathon on April 18th for the first time. I’m very excited. It’s been a really big goal for me since my first marathon in 1995. Since then I have run 15 more marathons in my effort to qualify to run Boston. For those of you not in the running community, Boston is the premiere marathon. Every marathoner I...

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What Exactly is Coaching?

There are many different types of coaching – leadership, team, executive, organizational, wellness, life, sports – to name a few. Coaching exists along a spectrum from being more supportive at one end (think life coaching) to directive at the other end (think sports coaching). At the core they are all the same – helping...

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Women’s Success Criterion: Being the Subject of Her Own Desires

With the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day taking place on Tuesday this week there have been lots of articles, stories and videos about women – our successes and accomplishments over the years as well as the many challenges and barriers still ahead. For as much as we can measure our progress we still have a...

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Co-mentoring: A Mutually Beneficial Learning Relationship

leadership mentoring Feb 12, 2011

When it comes to professional development, mentoring is a popular subject. Co-mentoring is about establishing mutually beneficial learning relationships among our colleagues and friends.

Rather than look “up” in the organization or further “out” of our immediate network the way we typically do, we can also look at...

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What Exactly is Mentoring?

Mentoring is the act of helping someone learn.

Mentoring is one type of relationship in your overall developmental network – the group of people you turn to and rely on for input, advice and ideas to help you along the way. It is a relationship that you have with a person who is interested in your development and yet does not...

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Winning Success Tip – Show Up!

Today I finished first in my age group in a 5k running race. Today I beat the woman who was holding first place by 37 seconds. Today I got a red first place ribbon – my first ever!! Today I am a winner!! Yay for me!!

And yay to all the other runners who were out there today from age 10  to 80+. They are all winners...

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Part 3: Positive Bystander Action: What does it look like?

equity leadership Jan 05, 2011

Part 1: Social Media in Bystander Action – A Help or Hindrance?

Part 2: Positive Bystander Action: What’s at stake?

Positive bystander action is as varied and diverse as we are. There is no best way to be as a bystander. It begins by being yourself and ‘noticing’ in a way that is comfortable for you.

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Part 2: Positive Bystander Action: What’s at stake?

equity leadership Dec 20, 2010

Part 1: Social Media in Bystander Action – A Help or Hindrance?

Part 3: Positive Bystander Action: What Does It Look Like?

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968)

The story below illustrates the impact of the silence of our friends.

A technology company...

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