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Build Influence With This Simple Tool

When someone makes you feel seen, heard and understood, you trust them and you invest in them. So how do you use this knowledge as a leader? I learned the power of the phrase, “I see” from a book on developing classroom community by…

For Clarity and Insight Go Out of Your Mind!

Mary’s story started with her arrival at her parents’ home and then looped to other times and places as her mind raced and words sped past my ears. I recognized the nervous energy driving the storytelling. The voice is higher pitched, the words flow…

Leaders! Why aren’t you giving that feedback?

What’s the feedback that you’re not giving your team members?   Why aren’t you dealing with it? What’s holding you back? Are you not giving feedback because you feel that “they should already know what to be doing and not be doing? You shouldn’t…

Are You in Your Right Mindset?

A couple of years ago after a not so great singing audition that shook my confidence, I started regular voice lessons again. One day in the voice lesson when we were preparing for an upcoming audition, my teacher said to me, “Stop trying to…

Develop the Self Awareness You Need to be a Transformative Leader

I walked to my sixth-month review as the Director of Youth Education at the local temple wondering which programs would come up in the conversation. Which aspects of the work I had been doing to build program infrastructure, family and holiday programs or improved…