Category: <span>Personal Growth</span>

The Winding Road
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The Winding Road

It sounds so simple, but no one had ever told me: The road is winding and wide. I wasn’t aware because most people I knew pursued only one road: The Straight and Narrow. I don’t mean ‘honest’ and ‘moral’ here. I mean ‘straight’ and ‘narrow’– the complete opposite of ‘winding’ and ‘wide’. Here in Cleveland,...

Curb Your Complaining
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Curb Your Complaining

by Dr. Carla Rotering   “The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.”– Unknown There’s an old saying that “misery loves company” – and over the last couple of years, things may feel pretty miserable to many if not most of us.  It seems a natural extension to...

Sponsorship: A New Imperative For Leaders
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Sponsorship: A New Imperative For Leaders

  by Dorothy Sisneros and Kevin Monaco Impact of the sponsorship Dorothy Sisneros Have you ever been a sponsor or mentor?  Or have you been sponsored or mentored?  Chances are that at this point in your leadership journey, you have experienced one or all of the development opportunities offered by your organization or have hired...

To Develop Good Judgment…
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To Develop Good Judgment…

Did you make any decisions for the new year? In our last blog Rory offered a reflective approach using four questions as a guide to help readers act to create a meaningful 2020. In thinking about decisions to act, I came across an interesting article about good judgment [1] by Sir Andrew Likierman. [2] The...

Reflections for a New Year
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Reflections for a New Year

The New Year is a wonderful time of reflection, to think about where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to be. Rather than making resolutions that slip away within a month, how can you use this time to create meaningful and intentional strategies for your professional future? Where am I? The first...

Summit Reflections – Part 1
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Summit Reflections – Part 1

13th Annual Leadership Summit Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power One participant described it this way: “A leadership spa for the soul that provided space for reflection, laughter and tears, commitment to a new way of being, connecting with old and new friends and appreciation for everything that we have.” Situated at the Phoenix Art Museum...

Is it OK to Coast?
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Is it OK to Coast?

Fall has returned. In the breadbasket of the US midwest, it is the time after harvest, time to take a breath and celebrate, reflecting on the productivity of the prior season. . . a time for putting away and “putting up” (canning), an expression of my rural Grandmother’s. There is a similarity between fall and...

Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership
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Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership

Last month the Thunderbird blog featured Dr. Carla Rotering’s honor of a Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. The story she tells about living the early years of her life in a boxcar which was repurposed into a cozy home reminded me of the value of repurposing. And it got me...