Perfectionism

Whether you work in an organization or as a solopreneur, perfectionism, the first of our Five barriers to highly effective leadership, is the enemy of both creativity and growth. We’ve all met people who set impossible expectations for themselves. You know who you are! The problem is you are in danger of stifling creativity at…

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The 7 Habits of Well Supported Leaders

What does support look like? The word seems to evoke weakness, so how do we qualify this thing called support? We freely use the word support, and acknowledge its importance, but what is support for business leaders, senior managers, and entrepreneurs? Individuals seem to have their own view of what support looks, sounds, hears, feels,…

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Entrepreneurship

The Five Deadly sins of Entrepreneurship?

There’s something freeing about admitting you have challenges, especially when you discover you’re not alone in experiencing them. Like the time you were a new start-up and were about to launch a new product and woke up in a cold sweat in the night wondering if you’d included a piece of vital information in the…

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fear

Confronting Your Fears

Before you even think about overcoming your fears, acknowledging and confronting them is a necessary first step. You start off by recognizing your fear. If you have several types of fears, then you can rank them according to intensity. That way, you will recognize which fear needs immediate attention. The best way to get yourself…

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Why it Would be a Shame to Avoid Your Fears

In my last post, I asked you what topic you would be interested in me writing about. Shame seemed to be the topic that interested most readers and how shame feeds off fear. First, please own up if you have fears you’ve been avoiding for a long time.  The problem is, if you avoid dealing…

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