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FIND YOUR TRAIL MARKERS

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FIND YOUR TRAIL MARKERS

FIND YOUR TRAIL MARKERS  –

By Dr. Lucille Maddalena

How do you decide what next step is the right one for you?  You may have invested years in one company, building a reputation as a hard worker capable of managing teams and making things happen.  Or perhaps you’re right out of graduate school starting a first job, ready to gain new skills and the credentials to form your career.

Whether you are a senior leader or just starting your career, you have ...

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Seaside Coaching

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Seaside Coaching

Have you ever watched people simply stand and stare at the sea for hours?  I often wonder where their minds have wandered, their eyes mesmerized with the rolling movement, their bodies warmed by the sun and their skin cooled by the soft ocean breezes.  To my surprise, events of the past few months seem to be revealing an answer to this musing.

For the past twenty years I have worked as a management consultant, supporting executives advancing in the corporate culture.  ...

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Leadership Clues – 4 Questions to Test for Leadership

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Leadership Clues – 4 Questions to Test for Leadership

As an executive coach and consultant for twenty years, I’ve learned a few techniques for observing leaders. These help me recognize clients with a high potential for success as well as those who seem to be stuck on a losing streak. Such techniques may hold value to executive teams and corporate boards seeking to select and develop future leaders. And they may also be useful for leaders conducting a self-evaluation.

Just as a good detective seeks clues, it is important for ...

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Empathy is Not a Soft Skill

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Empathy is Not a Soft Skill

What can we do when we are seeking agreement, attempting to guide our team through change, or tasked with moving a project forward—and it seems that everyone has their own direction, away from consensus? Odds are we all know at least one top executive who would overlook the ‘soft skills’ of better communication and instead issue a ‘slap to the back of the head’ by saying “come on, let’s get this together” then proceed to implement his/her idea without considering ...

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Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

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Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

Are you eager to go to work every day? Do you enjoy your job and return home satisfied that you have invested that day in an activity that is worthwhile and satisfying? If you are like so many others that are ready to take an active role in building your career rather than worry about your job, here are five steps to build the confidence to succeed.

According to a Gallup poll, over 60% of workers are not truly engaged in ...

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