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A Skill Set for Life “An effective manager-as-coach asks questions instead of providing answers, supports employees instead of judging them, and facilitates their development instead of dictating what has to be done.” – Herminia Ibarra…
Adapting & Setting Limits “Our gut feelings are often the first to tell us there is a problem with someone’s behavior. Pay attention to your own gut when you’re in someone’s presence, or when…
Considering “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche One of the things that stood out to me in this conversation with Brad Feld…
Facing The Challenges of Virtual Teams: 10 Skills for Managing Remote Organizations Successfully Managing a remote team successfully requires an attunement to what matters most in communication: understanding the human or humans in front of you. If you can connect with humans face…
Power & Trust “I haven’t seen a good board guarantee a company’s success, but I’ve certainly seen a bad board guarantee it’s failure.” – Jerry Colonna If there’s a set of topics that…
The Anatomy of a Commitment “A leader who does not confront broken commitments encourages polite complacency.” – Fred Kofman Most of us know what it’s like when agreements aren’t met. This happens when timelines are…
What Helps, Not Hinders “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” – Brené Brown Feedback is an investment in a relationship. Yet, we don’t always think of it that way. Sometimes, for some folks and…
Unhooked “The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them.” – Thomas Crum How do you act in the…
The Big Reveal “When you stop controlling, you start communicating.” – Andres Castano Yesterday evening I was walking my horse along the bridle paths at the barn. The heat of the day had…
Murmuration “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” – Daniel Goleman Our weekly partners’ call at Reboot begins with a subversively simple check in: “How…

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