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Put Your Whole Self In

Posted on 12/19/2017 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership effective communication

Effective interaction includes recognizing and responding to the underlying emotional content of the message and recipient. Take time to address both content and emotion for more effective communication.

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Put Yourself on Your Gift List

Posted on 11/30/2017 by Barbara Blake in leadership development executive coaching leadership

We often neglect our own development and growth. This time of year is a perfect time to think about how you can change that dynamic. Think of giving yourself the gift of growth.

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It's Their Job to be Successful- What You Can Do Differently So They Can Do Their Job

Posted on 8/14/2017 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching executive coaching leadership leader

A leader sets the stage for their team to be successful. It is up to each person to create that success. There are steps leaders can take to lay the groundwork.

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Look Up Occasionally to Avoid Tripping

Posted on 5/30/2017 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership

Too often we become hyper-focused on what we are doing and miss cues in our environment that may impede success. Take time to do a check by asking questions to keep you and your team heading in the right direcdtion.

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You Are Only Human - How to Lead When Frustrated or Angry

Posted on 4/24/2017 by Barbara Blake in self coaching executive coaching leadership development executive coaching leadership

Getting frustrated or angry can happen to all of us. What matters is how we deal with these emotions and then determine what our reaction of frustration or anger says about us. Knowing oneself is the core of great leadership.

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How a Bit of Spring Cleaning Can Get You Back on Track

Posted on 3/29/2017 by Barbara Blake in executive coaching executive coaching leadership

Spring is a time of renewal. It is a perfect time to clean out not only the stuff around you but also attitudes and stories in your mind that hold you back. Cleaning up your environment will help you think differently which causes you to act differently.

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