I Got a Gold Star!

Do you remember the GOLD STARS in grade school?

I don't know if it's a "thing" anymore, but I remember feeling good when I got a gold star for "being a good friend," or "turning my work in on time."

In our current Leadership Book Club choice, ...

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Why you need a personal development plan

leadership Jul 19, 2019
 

Claire Laughlin here, and I want to talk to you today about the amazing practice of building a personal development plan.

First, what is a personal development plan?

In this context, I’m talking about a plan that YOU generate that helps...

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I Feel Like I’m Cheating

When I was a kid in grade school, teachers stood in the front of the classroom and tried to fill our heads with volumes of the important facts, figures, and concepts that we would need to be successful in the world. Mathematical formulas, grammar...

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Are your meetings driving people away?

If you are still attending (or leading) meetings that you feel are NOT a great use of time, please pay close attention. 

  • Your time matters.
  • Your energy matters.
  • Your creative ideas matter.
  • Your contribution matters.

Meetings are a place...

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Why Happiness?

Does your happiness really matter?

As a communication consultant and trainer, I work with many leaders and organizations on developing specific habits and practices that will help them be more effective in their work and with their teams.

So, a...

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Be More Influential

leadership book club May 28, 2019
 

We're loving what we're reading in the Leadership Book Club right now.

Broadcasting Happiness by Michelle Gielan and The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor (husband and wife team!) tell us that we are always leaving an energetic impression on...

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Are You Using Your Power Responsibly?

leadership book club May 07, 2019

As a leader, you have a disproportionate influence on the "culture" (or vibe) of your workgroup. 

With power comes responsibility!

No matter who you are, your actions send subtle cues to those around you about what is important or...

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I Gave Myself Permission...Will You?

Uncategorized May 07, 2019

If you could have the life you really want, what would change?

I often fantasize about having something different in my life.

Don’t get me wrong, I have a wonderful life and I AM grateful every day. But if I’m being honest, I will...

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Loving "Teaming" by Amy Edmondson and the Leadership Book Club

leadership book club Apr 23, 2019

We're one month into the Leadership Book Club and I am SO excited about what we're reading in the first few chapters of Teaming by Amy Edmondson.

One standout for me is in chapter 2 when Edmondson tells a fascinating story about...

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The Power of Radical Ownership

Uncategorized Apr 22, 2019

Some days I feel powerless. It starts with a trigger.

My manager uses “that tone.” My kids “overlook” their home chores. My direct report hasn’t completed the task that I thought was a given. A payment to one of my...

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