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What If Every Day Was Opening Day?

Opening Day of baseball season is a day filled with hope, expectation, and a chance for redemption from the past. Wouldn’t it be great if, in the world of work, all of us—leaders, employees, and customers could start fresh and all that really mattered was what happens going forward?

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Widen Your Circle of “Us”

The biological functioning of the brain notices 200 possibilities of difference, which results in a strong tendency to classify others as “them”. Luckily, we can over-ride these impulses with conscious choices.

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On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI ought to be a call for fairness, equity, and including new voices into decision making and opportunity for economic upward mobility. This calls for making a commitment to modify recruiting practices and cultures to make them more inclusive.

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Competencies vs. Personality

Developing and aligning around competencies and expectations can help organizations provide leaders with information about norms, culture and values. Skilled coaches and psychologists use assessments to understand the personality characteristics that underlie those competencies.

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A Results Orientation

Both executive coaches and financial planners help clients to make high quality decisions in service of their long-term goals, and to avoid some of the thinking errors humans are prone to make on their own.

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Choose Your Focus

As leaders, we are confronted with new things every day. As a coach, I strive to apply a primary perspective of vision and planning. The key is to be conscience of what perspective you are applying and find the one that is most productive for the situation.

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Balancing Boldness and Wisdom

All leaders are faced with balancing boldness with wisdom. The challenge is to be bold, but not to be bold and foolish. This requires listening to your internal voice and acting on opportunities, while seeking wise counsel and taking the time to be intellectually curious.

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