The Gallery of Shadows – Part 2

The Gallery of Shadows – Part 2

Tristan’s initial success didn’t come without a price. Caught up in his ambition and drive, he began to think of himself as invincible. He sold himself and others on the story that he was the underdog. A street-smart, scrappy kid who would eventually ‘show them all’ that he was in fact a very successful alpha dog.

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The Gallery of Shadows – Part 1

The Gallery of Shadows – Part 1

In the next few blogs, we will be examining the negative consequences of leader’s “shadow sides” that I have personally witnessed in my work as an executive coach. I’ve made them vague to protect each leaders’ identity, so names and industries have been altered. These are vivid examples of what can happen when one does not pay attention to the shadow side of your Archetypal Blueprint pattern.

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A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Dreams help move us towards our destinies, towards our goals. This doesn’t just go for us as individuals. As leaders, we need to learn to keep the dreams of our employees alive and inspire them with our own. In an organization, dreams can bring energy, passion, inspiration, and commitment. If you want a practical example of this, let’s look at one of the biggest companies in the world: The Walt Disney Company.

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How Can Learning Opportunities Impact an Organization?

How Can Learning Opportunities Impact an Organization?

One of the biggest challenges for employers today is how they can retain their high-potential employees. With millennials now making up the majority of the workforce, businesses are trying to figure out how to keep that top talent happy. This requires tremendous leadership skills, both at the management and corporate level. One way to keep your employees happy and productive is to give them prime opportunities to learn new skills.

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Corporate Climate Check: Disruption, the New “Normal”

Corporate Climate Check: Disruption, the New “Normal”

The times they are a-changing…

One could argue that this has always been true. There have been constant shifts throughout the 20th and 21st centuries that have made things unpredictable and uncertain for many workers and businesses. I don’t think there can be any argument that the last decade has brought a level of change that is unprecedented. However, a constant stream of new “disruptions” to the marketplace has kept us on our toes in a way that we’ve never had to before.

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