Words of Wisdom
6 Phrases Women Say that Give Away Our Power
I work with many women who say they want to find their voice. They want to have input at the table. They want to appear confident and competent. I’ve found that sometimes it is what we do not say that is more powerful than what we do say.
I’ve learned that women must stop saying certain things that when said, have the impact of giving power away. Power in this context simply means “ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something.”
The first step to giving your power away …
“What You Mutter Matters”
I sat at my desk this morning savoring my first cup of coffee watching the day get lighter and lighter with the sunrise. I was ready to begin my morning work ritual. I looked at my daily calendar that still displayed yesterday’s date and saying:
MON APR 02 do your work.
Not very exciting. I got a bit excited thinking of today’s message, as today is my birthday. I was expecting some amazing words of wisdom from my calendar that would tell me what was important in my new birth year. It would be …
Authenticity: The Art of Being You
"How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people."~Edward F. Benson
To be authentic is defined by dictionary.com to be trustworthy, honest, genuine, real. It is a particular way of dealing with the external world, while being faithful to our internal selves and our ideas rather than external influences and ideas. The word originated in the early 1300's from the Latin autheniticus meaning "one who does things himself". Some of my work …
Leaving the Comfort Zones That Don’t Serve You
Comfort Zones are the habits we have—neither good nor bad—that we need to be aware of, because they may be preventing us from playing our bigger games. Comfort Zones may be keeping us in the same old place, as they are just that—they are comfortable.
And who wants to leave a place that is comfortable for what is unknown and more than likely uncomfortable?
A Comfort Zone can be a behavior or an action of some sort.
For instance, how many of us watch too much TV, are on our smartphones way too…
Five Expert Productivity Tips I’m Trying This Year
I’ve been doing quite a bit of reflection over this past week and I’ve been looking at what will make me more productive. Self-confession, I have a focus issue and follow the shiniest object that appears in front of me. This causes me to have too much ‘to do’ on that ‘to do’ pile and I just watch it grow bigger. I seem to accomplish a lot, but it’s all small stuff that doesn’t really advance my work. This will change. In reading other’s tips and tricks for what they do to increase their producti…
Pay Deep Attention to Get More Done
"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention." ~Jim Rohn
With one of my strengths being learner (StrengthsFinder 2.0), I did some post-graduate work a few years ago in the Neuroscience of Leadership at the NeuroLeadership Institute. NeuroLeadership is an emerging field of study focused on bringing neuroscientific knowledge into the areas of leadership development, management training, change management, education, consulting and coaching. This field helps ind…