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They Aren't You

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That is what self-awareness is all about.

Remembering that people are not you.

And making the most of who you are.

Did you know that according to research done by an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author Tasha Eurich working with colleagues who aren’t self-aware can cut a team’s success in half?  

You can probably replace colleagues with any stakeholder.

There are three basic ways to start to cultivate your self-awareness:

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Want to Show Up Differently?

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If you do, take a second to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses. 

Accessing the hidden parts of yourself – what you might be ashamed of, have hidden, or previously denied is ALSO part of that.

We need to bring light to them, integrate them, and bring them into our awareness so we can embrace our humaneness and remind ourselves that we are not perfect.

My responsibly as a leader and coach are to use my privilege to help others raise their self-awareness so they can show...

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Favorite Leadership Newsletters

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The best way to eliminate the status quo and uplevel your approach is to open yourself up to learning and implementing.  My favorite way to stay up to date with leadership focused content is by subscribing to newsletters. 

I’m obsessed with newsletters. I am subscribed to thousands.  I even use Unroll.me to help manage all my newsletters in my personal and work inboxes. 
I always make time to open and skim through these leadership focused newsletters: 

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3 Things I Kept In Mind While Building A Team From Scratch

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How the heck am I going to find people I like?  When I was first hired to launch an online platform and build a team around it, I was scared. For the longest time, I had avoided ‘people-related’ issues. I had the chance to select and lead project-based teams and boss around some interns, but I had never built a team that was going to help me succeed in building an online-based startup. Hiring for a startup is difficult enough, but I was hiring for a business based in a...

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