Posts Tagged ‘leverage strengths’

New Year, New Beginnings

Author: Diane Hamilton, Date: 1/4/2011

The new year often means new beginnings.  Yes, there is just one day’s difference from December 31 to January 1, but there is something about turning the calendar over that feels exciting and energizing.  These new beginnings cause many of us to reflect on the previous year and contemplate the next.  New beginnings bring change.  The changes might be small (writing 2011 instead of 2010); or, they might be more significant (living a healthier lifestyle, making the decision to change careers).  Failure to change (or failure to make the decision to change) often comes from fear.  John F. Kennedy said, “We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”  As you embark on 2011, make a decision about what is important to you, clarify your purpose and vision, and create a path to make a difference (in your life and the lives of others).  Don’t let fear hold you back. 

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Be True to Yourself

Author: Diane Hamilton, Date: 10/26/2010

In a recent post I talked about communication style and adaptability.  I think this is one issue we have spent the most time on over the years—from the C-suite to the frontline.  As mentioned previously, it is also one of the most consistent themes in 360 feedback surveys (i.e., that managers need to do a better job adapting their style to meet the needs of other people—in particular their staff and peers). 

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