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Susan has worked with organizations and individuals around the world for over 25 years in developing relationships that work and producing exceptional results that matter. Passionate about instigating leadership, Susan is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer who develops leaders and supports organizations in changing their culture as the essential foundation for turning their aspirations into their reality. She is a co-author of The Character-Based Leader, as well as the author of the Random Acts of Leadership blog. Connect with her on the Web, Twitter or Linkedin.
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4 Ways to Unleash Leadership Energy

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Following is a guest article from Achim Nowak.  Achim has a distinctive ability to connect deeply and authentically with others in a way that ignites their passion and energy. It is my pleasure to share some of his wisdom with you here. By the time I get hired to coach a senior executive, he’s been subjected » Read More

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Who’s In Your Inner Circle?

Who's In Your Inner Circle?

Who are the people in your “Inner Circle” – i.e., those people who you believe have the most significant influence on your life from this point forward? They may be your family members, your friends, the people you work with, and/or the people in the various communities to which you belong such as school or » Read More

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Tending the Garden of Your Mind

Tending the Garden of Your Mind

“Your mind is like a garden: Whatever you plant will grow. Your thoughts are seeds you’re planting. They produce, each after its kind. And you, just like a gardener, Can choose which seeds you’ll plant. And by the choice of seeds you sow, You choose the harvest you will reap.” – from The Garden of Your » Read More

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What’s Your Brand of Bold?

What's Your Brand of Bold?

Boldness that characterizes extraordinary leaders comes in many shapes and sizes, as well as forms. It’s not a matter of size, race, status, or any number of things that can place the boldest of people in a neat category.  In fact, those who are recognized for their boldness are often recognized because their words or » Read More

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The Hierarchy of Knowledge

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Mike Myatt is America’s Top CEO Coach, recognized by Thinkers50 as a global authority on the topic of leadership, a Forbes leadership columnist, author of Leadership Matters,  CEO at N2growth, and is a Senior Fellow at the Gordian Institute. His new book, Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them » Read More

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Be Your Own Brand of Leader

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In some professions and organizational cultures there is a disdain for the positional leader.  In some circles, rising up the hierarchy means selling out on your craft.  Others observe the behavior of positional leaders and don’t like what they see in terms of personality or behavior. To become “that kind of leader” would be akin » Read More

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The Hard Truth About Trust

The Hard Truth About Trust

To effectively cultivate trust we must recognize that trust is more than just a feeling. It is an assessment we make, either consciously or unconsciously, regarding the extent to which we can count on someone to honor their promises, as well as the sincerity of their commitment to act in service of the commitments we » Read More

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Discovering Reasons to Stay

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This following guest article is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. This bestselling book provides twenty-six strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive.  While their focus is on the employer, Beverly and Sharon pose some great questions we could all be asking » Read More

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Reflect for Success

Reflect for Success

In The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell illuminates the importance of learning to “pause to allow growth to catch up with you.” He refers to this as the Law of Reflection. There is another habit, however, often masquerading as reflection, that can undermine your success. That habit is processing. What I mean by “processing” » Read More

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Set Boundaries for Your Success

Set Boundaries for Your Success

In a recent article on Halogen Software’s Talent Space Blog, Sean Conrad asks the question: “Is Working Less the Secret to Employee Productivity?” His question triggered my thinking about the power of setting boundaries to improve performance and fuel our success. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first to think that setting limits has anything to do » Read More

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