Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches

What do successfully leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for political office have in common? Hacking motivation! Here we explore how leaping  into full, future potential hacks motivation, building on the first of this three part series, where we looked at how holding to purpose and vision serve as a motivation hack. How is your motivation?

1.Book writing: Even with a clear calling, I would still sit down to write and be pulled off track with my brain chatter. That included the very unhelpful thought, “who are you to write this book?” (sound familiar?) Like any successful coach, […]

Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches 2017-12-08T09:27:34+00:00

Hacking Motivation #1: From Leading Change to Book Writing

What do successfully running for leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for political office have in common? Hacking motivation! We focus on the first of three motivation hacks, with three examples:

  1. Holding to purpose and vision: focusing on the “why”: Motivation Hack

A. Leading during challenging times: the International Coach Federation Mexico and my coaching colleague Elena Espinal partnered to raise spirits and funds to rebuild Mexico following the earthquakes, focusing on future possibilities. I was privileged to be interviewed by Elena, with simultaneous translation from English to Spanish. We talk about different ways of handling loss, […]

Hacking Motivation #1: From Leading Change to Book Writing 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

On the anniversary of 9/11, with hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, are we breaking down or breaking through? Consider a tree breaking through an acorn, underground, to sprout. It is not always easy and sometimes painful, yet life and growth await on the other side of breaking through. And it is a combination of efforts including water, fertile earth and sun.

I am inspired by how people come together to support and partner with each other, across what might normally be dividing lines, to get through disasters.

I believe partnership is what is called forth to move from what feels like a breakdown […]

Breakdown or Breakthrough? 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

“Find Out What You Don’t Know Before It’s Too Late!” 8/29+9/6+Now

“Get out and seek unexpected surprises, seek dramatically different people (otherwise surprises find us). Find out what you don’t know before it’s too late.” Hal B. Gregersen, Director, MIT Leadership Center

How are you implementing this challenge? Happily, I had already committed to two minute Facebook Live videos with presenters and Prism Award finalists I had never met before I heard this challenge in the #ICFConverge keynote last Thursday. This included a Facebook Live video with Brighton West, the conference video guru. I could have been too intimidated by his expert vs. my beginner video status. I […]

“Find Out What You Don’t Know Before It’s Too Late!” 8/29+9/6+Now 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Gifts for You for My Birthday! $.99 Breaking Free from Bias book + Reserve August 29, 9-10EDT for Gift 2!

 

It is my birthday week, and, feeling the love, I want to gift you!

Your first gift is a $.99 download of my 2017 cutting edge application ebook, Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict, and Talent LossClick on this book link, then “Order the ebook” then “kindle”.

Because awareness is not enough, and you can be part of the solution!

You may think “not me,” but neuroscience research shows we are all effected by bias.

Breaking Free from Bias will show you how to:

  • Burst the barriers to advancement and enhance capacity
  • Boost the quadruple bottom line (people, planet, profit, purpose) […]
Gifts for You for My Birthday! $.99 Breaking Free from Bias book + Reserve August 29, 9-10EDT for Gift 2! 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Three Legacies for Sustainable Success

Executives and other leaders I coach are concerned about what void will be left as baby boomers are retiring and preparing to retire. Instead of a void, what legacy can be left for sustainable success? Legacy is “transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor,” Merriam-Webster. Personally I have also been reflecting on family legacy with my father’s recent death and our first grandchild on the way.

Considering what my coaching clients, leaders I admire, as well as my parents transmitted, three legacies stand out:

1.Integrity with self and others. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest […]

Three Legacies for Sustainable Success 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

How to Prevent Costly Complaints: Quiz & Ebook Available Today, Paperback Tomorrow

 

How are you doing with preventing costly complaints & conflict?

The ebook and quiz are available today. Due to a publishing glitch, the paperback is available tomorrow. This is an update to the blog sent earlier in the week. You will now return to receiving occasional, usually monthly announcements. Thank you for your patience. Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict and Talent Loss

If you missed the blog earlier this week, read more about Future Proofing:
Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other […]

How to Prevent Costly Complaints: Quiz & Ebook Available Today, Paperback Tomorrow 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Future Proofing

 

Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)

Almost 50% of you in the US may have just shut down your brain when you saw the quote attributed to Barack Obama. “Judgment shuts down the brain in .07 seconds,” (The Human Brain Book, Rita Carter) We all experience unconscious bias. Our brains automatically filter people into like/dislike, safe/unsafe, approach/withdraw categories without our awareness. […]

Future Proofing 2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace

 

Book - Breaking Free From Bias

What do you see in the image of this book cover?

I see a break through and breaking free, in partnership, to a world and workplace of greater peace and less conflict.

How is this possible?

Our world is breaking open. In fact, it sometimes seems to be exploding with cultural clashes and unconscious bias at the root of much conflict. Unconscious bias? Yes, you! We all have it, no matter what our background, training, and experience.

My vision is living and working in a world of shared […]

Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace 2017-12-08T09:27:36+00:00

Breaking Free from Bias! Book excerpt

From my soon to be released, Breaking Free from Bias book’s Introduction:

“What we hear and see through the filter of bias becomes our truth, while planting the seeds of conflict.” Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Sue is not speaking up in our team meetings,” complains Joe in your leadership meeting. “With her lack of contribution, I am not sure our investment in her is paying off.”

Pat is perplexed, and not a little disappointed. He considered his decision to hire the bright young woman from Japan to have been […]

Breaking Free from Bias! Book excerpt 2017-12-08T09:27:36+00:00