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Getting Unstuck: Leadership Development Tools For Better Results

Getting Unstuck, Leadership Development, Carolann Jacobs, Vivid Epiphany

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Who wants to know how to get yourself and your teams unstuck?  Wouldn’t that be a valuable skill to have in your leadership development toolkit?

To get ourselves and others unstuck, first we have to explore what’s getting us stuck in the first place.

Celebrate You 2011

Every year I plan a party a little after the New Year.  January is kind of a dull month after the holidays anyway, so one more party to kick off the new year right seems right.

I bring this up because, if you’re not local, it become difficult to come to my Celebrate You Party.  And so, I invite you to host one of your own.  Even better, host one at your company.

Ever Have that Gut Feeling?

This is for your leadership development.  Trust your gut!  Really interesting video about the hidden brain in your…wait for it… intestines.

Managewhich Tip: New Rule for Productivity?

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Photo by Delos

What if, like gasoline, your brain power and attention were a limited resource?  And that once your attention tank was empty, your thinking ran on fumes?

Turns out, the latest brain studies indicate that this is indeed the case.  Our attention is in limited supply, and we work in ways that squander it.

What Got You Here May Not Get You There

Photo By Dani

When met with what seems to be a familiar situation, humans behave based on habit.  The brain is designed to operate based on patterns and filters, so it’s very quick to assess “Woah! something’s going on here” vs. “Oh, OK”  and respond accordingly.

By the way, it’s also the same mechanism that makes Bob’s name easier to remember than Atmajyoti’s, if you’re not Indian.

Does Anyone Hire Eeyore?

Photo By Michael

Photo By Michael

For those of you who’ve blocked out or forgotten who Eeyore is, he’s the pessimistic, melancholic, depressed, downtrodden old grey donkey from the Winnie The Pooh books. (Think, “Oh no, we’re doomed!”)

The Omniscient Managewich

I have a question for the sandwich generation of managers, middle managers or owner managers, stuck in the middle of competing priorities and agendas:

Why is it so hard to know what someone else really wants or believes, and yet, how is it that we know others’ intentions just by looking at their body language or actions?

Paradoxical, yes?

Managewich Tips: Tired of Participating in the 80% of Change Initiatives That Fail?

Change is hard… or is it?

Think about a time when change was easy.  What made it easy?

For me, a good example to illustrate how change does and doesn’t work is recycling.

At first, to recycle, we had to separate cans, glass and paper,  and we had to sort through the plastics for the ones that could be recycled.  There was a special, thinner, less sturdy bag that we had to use.  We had to take it to the recycling center ourselves.  I quit somewhere in the middle of the first bag of cans.

Managewich on the Run

“Stuck Inside These Four Walls, Sent Inside Forever, Never Seeing No One Nice Again Like You…”

Oops, sorry.  That’s “Band on the Run.”  But it could describe the managewich’s office, yes?

Whenever I hear about the “Fight or Flight” Response, I wonder….  is it really either or?

Shooting Down “Doubting Thomas” Once and For All

I am a *huge* Wayne Dyer fan, and I am honored to be a sponsor for the launch of his new book “Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits”

http://promos.hayhouse.com/dyer/052609email/

This is, after all, a large part of what I do as a coach.  Besides partnering with clients to identify and change their self-defeating thinking habits, we facilitate their better thinking.  I invite you to read more about how this book came about, right from Wayne Dyer:

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