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The Leadership Lab

Intuitive Leadership With Yanik Silver

Discover the secrets of growing your business in a way that aligns with your higher calling in life. Listen to this conversation with visionary entrepreneur Yanik Silver and me as we delve into the realms of magic, purpose, and abundance.

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6 Signs You're Ready To Work With A Coach

You've heard of coaching but you might not have considered hiring someone. Here are some signs you might be ready for a coaching relationship:

1) You have a lot of opportunities but don't have clarity on what's most important. Working with a coach will help you focus in on the area of your business or life that will make all the difference.

2) You know WHAT to do, you just have a hard time getting over yourself and actually DOING it. A coach will help you develop a plan for the INNER game of life and leadership, which is where the action always starts.

3) You're wasting time in the weeds and engaging too little on high-impact activities. Time management is actually mind management; a coach will help you dial in a calendar and delegation system to make big leaps in your business possible.

4) You've achieved success, but it ain't enough. If you find yourself wondering if you'll ever "make it" despite having achieved goal after goal then coaching will help you tune in to what matters most: your own self-concept. Without positive self-regard, the greatest successes can feel hollow.

5) You have a big dream inside but you're not sure you have what it takes to get there. The existence of that dream is the first step to making it possible. A coach can help you identify the resources—both inner and outer—to making a far off hope become your current reality.

6) You're leading other people for the first time. Leadership isn't just a promotion, it's a whole new career. If you aren't actively training and growing as a leader, you're missing out on the impact you could be having with your team. A leadership coach will help you level up in your new craft.

What do you think: What are some other signs someone will benefit from coaching? Engage in the conversation here.

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What To Do If You've Been Put On A Performance Plan As A Manager

First, breathe.

Breathe in the shame you might be feeling. It's normal, nothing to hide. All humans feel it when we think we're not measuring up.

Remember that you are completely worthy as a human, regardless of what your boss has to say about your performance.

Before you move on to any other part of this article, stay with the breathing, feeling, and accepting of this first part. No actions you take will make a big difference in the long run if your inner foundation isn't strong. And that foundation is:

  • Your presence in this moment, strengthened through paying attention to your breath
  • Your ability to feel the emotions running through your body, however intense they may be, and
  • Your acceptance of yourself in all your humanness. You don't need to expect perfection (whatever that might be) in order to be worthy of love and positive self-regard.
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Practicing Clarity and Authenticity in Leadership

In this webinar you will learn how to PRACTICE clarity and authenticity in your leadership. This is important because without those ingredients in your daily work as a leader you’ll never get to the destination you have in mind. And with them, you are able to motivate your team and get the results you want. Your speakers are leadership consultant Steve Woodruff and coach Steve Haase.

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Authentic Accountability

I’m sitting in my living room on a sticky summer day next to one of my best leaders and good friends. He’s visiting from the other side of the globe for a company-wide retreat and I invited him over for dinner since in-person time is hard to come by, even pre-COVID. 

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Break Through Imposter Syndrome by Asking These Questions

When you perform well at work, you will often get promoted. But, once you find yourself in your new role as a leader, you will inevitably wonder how you are doing. Imposter Syndrome—the feeling that you don't belong, that you're screwing everything up, that everyone's going to find you out—tends to increase with leadership roles. Today's post will give you a tool to help you overcome this feeling of being an imposter: the practice of deliberate questions.

Having a practice of being conscious about your questions will change everything in your leadership. The questions you ask yourself will lead you to the desired results because your questions direct your mind where to look. For example, if your question is, "How am I in danger?" your brain will present you with reasons that you are in danger—from the car coming down the street to the air you're breathing and to the food you're eating. Alternatively, if you ask yourself, "What am I grateful for?" you will find reasons that you are grateful.

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Break Free From Imposter Syndrome

If you're feeling like an imposter you can't have the full impact you want. I've been there, and I made this video to help leaders break free from self-doubt.

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