Are You Leading Others Effectively?

Being a leader isn’t just a challenge; it’s a whole series of them. Not only do you manage your team every day, but you lead them through change, monitor turnover and absences, and spearhead innovations, all while making sure everyone feels valued, heard, and included. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. Add in […]

The Secrets To Effectively and Politely Opposing Others

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“Great idea!” “Right on!” Don’t you love hearing that you’re correct? It’s a good feeling when others back you up, share your vision, or can’t wait to implement your suggestions. We’ve all been there! The opposite, however, doesn’t feel as great. Many of us get uncomfortable even thinking about turning down someone else’s idea or […]

How to Lead with Empathy

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You’d be surprised how big of an impact the little things can have. When someone thanks you, acknowledges a job well done, or asks you about your weekend. Perhaps it’s that check-in from a colleague who knows you’re doing a tough assignment, or even just that smile as you pass in the hallway.   It’s especially […]

How To Become A Better Coach

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When you think about your manager or leader, do you feel like they support you? Are they strong guides? Great at empowering you and your teammates? I personally love when my Sphere of Influence 360 clients speak positively about their role models – it gives me great joy to hear stories of leaders who inspire […]

It’s Not a Conversation If You’re The Only One Talking

It takes two, at least, to make a conversation. Which we all know in theory. But we’ve all been there—the conversations that begin where you’re smiling politely, nodding, listening, while someone else talks. Maybe it’s a colleague or a boss, who’s understandably passionate about their vision for a project. After a while, you try politely […]