The #1 Crippling Behavior That Will Cause You Failure In Leadership and Life

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The one crippling behavior that will cause you failure in leadership and in life, (and by life, I mean as a partner, a parent, a friend etc.) is the lack of empathy.

Empathy, which is a cornerstone of emotional intelligence, specifically social awareness, is often misunderstood as sharing other people’s emotions and concerns and caring deeply about them. That innate caring and concern is more representative of compassion.
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What Every Employer Needs To Know About Gen Y’s

genymulticultural(This may look familiar to some of you. I was recently asked to repost this blog from 2012)

I broadened my practice two years ago to include coaching young professionals. It has opened my eyes and invigorated me in ways I never dreamed.

Most of you know that I am a self-described human potential junkie. I am possessed when it comes to wanting to support individuals and organizations in developing leadership capability. And I have to be candid, this passion collides head-on with how I see the media disrespecting this generation and writing about them with such gloom and doom.  After complaining about it to anyone who would listen, I finally realized I had to put up or shut up. That is when I  started coaching millennials and I am more excited about the leadership future of this world than I have been in a very long time.
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5 Things No One Will Tell You About Being A Great Leader

10871528-leadershipLeadership failures are failures of the soul. They are always the result of people losing sight of who they are, what their real job is and what the right thing is to do. We tend to make leader heroes out of those who have the sexiest products, the most successful innovations, the best financial results or IPO’s. Those are all great results, but they are just that: the results of great leadership.  But what is the actual secret leadership sauce that is the catalyst for creating results like these? There are lots of combinations of things, which definitely include external as well as internal factors. But when you examine those stellar leadership stories, you will generally find individuals who understand that these 5 building blocks are key for creating a foundation for great leadership. 
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What Every Employer Needs To Know About Gen Y’s

genymulticulturalI broadened my practice two years ago to include coaching young professionals. It has opened my eyes and invigorated me in ways I never dreamed.

Most of you know that I am a self-described human potential junkie. I am possessed when it comes to wanting to support individuals and organizations in developing leadership capability. And I have to be candid, this passion collides head-on with how I see the media disrespecting this generation and writing about them with such gloom and doom.  After complaining about it to anyone who would listen, I finally realized I had to put up or shut up. That is when I  started coaching millennials and I am more excited about the leadership future of this world than I have been in a very long time.
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