Harvesting the Fruits of Our Labor

Growing up in the small, Central Valley town of Lodi, Harvest represents to me a season of reaping what has been sown, seeing fruits manifest, enjoying outcomes, and of course, evaluating performance. You've done the planning, laid the groundwork, tilled the soil, planted seeds of opportunity, and waited... sometimes patiently. Now is the season when all of those efforts begin to pay off!  The fruits of your labor are bursting forth with possibility.   How well does your organization measure its...

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Finding Direction and Unlocking Extraordinary Performance

Have you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or pursuits, the reason is that we’ve spent a lot of time lost in ambiguity.  If you had 5% more energy, how would you prefer to spend it? Research by Human Performance Institute shows that when human beings connect with our deepest sense of purpose  - or mission - we become significantly more focused, more intentional and...

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Let Your Light Shine!

by Shelli Hendricks The world needs more light. Not more electricity or fluorescence or technology, but the warm, brightly burning ray that shines from within when you are your best self. Who are you when you are most proud of yourself? Over time, fear, exhaustion and shame can dim the brightest of lights, especially during this season. For this reason, we must keep that flame inside burning bright, choose the path of light and love, and allow your brilliance to be...

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Your Intelligence Makes You Invaluable

Have you ever felt like you had nothing to offer... no gifts to share whatsoever? During spells of frustration or despair, it’s common to feel worthless... powerless. It can seem that everyone else is far more brilliant, beautiful, qualified and worthy of consideration. In times like these, take solace in The one thing you can offer that no one else can: your unique perspective. You see, nobody looks at the world the way you do, nor thinks in exactly the...

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6 Steps to Jumpstart Your Career Transition

In the past month, I have seen an increased demand for career transition coaching. This tells me one of three things: either I've been farther off the grid than I realized (entirely possible!), or unemployment is actually higher than the reported 4% (US Bureau Labor Statistics), or significantly more people are disengaged and dissatisfied enough with their current jobs that they are considering alternatives. I believe it's the latter. In my experience as an organizational development practitioner and executive coach,...

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Top 10: Ways to Lead by Example

Good leaders must lead by example. Through their actions, which are aligned with what they say, they become a person others want to follow. When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. Here are 10 of the dozens of ways to lead by example. 1. Take responsibility. Blame costs you your credibility, keeps team members on the defensive and ultimately sabotages real growth. 2. Be truthful. Inaccurate representation affects everyone. Show...

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