Leadership Perspectives

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What we know for sure isn’t always right

July 28, 2016

Sometimes, we think we know things. And because we humans – even the leaders among us – aren’t always as rational as we’d like to be, we often make thinking errors that cause us to believe that we absolutely know things, when in reality we don’t know them at all.  This happens especially with emotionally […]

So you want to do some Team-building…

February 9, 2016
Marie Peeler

But do you want to build your team?  It’s a key question because sometimes leaders engage in ‘team-building’ in order to build their teams.  Sometimes they just want to do some team-building.  It’s important to understand the distinction and to know what your goals are when you begin a team building process. Whenever I get […]

3 ways to become smarter in 2016

January 5, 2016
Marie Peeler
Do you want to be a smarter leader? Don’t we all? In addition to the conventional ways that leaders try to learn and expand their thinking capacity, there are lots of other ways that you can add to your knowledge and stimulate your creative thinking. Here are just three. 1-  Share what you learn. Years [...]

How important is sleep?

December 17, 2015
Marie Peeler

  Recently a client asked me how important I thought sleep was.  I didn’t hesitate before I said “Critically important” with some vehemence.  The context of the conversation was leadership, leadership performance, and showing up emotionally centered and resilient in the face of challenge. My answer didn’t surprise him.  I think he was simply looking for […]

4 Ways to Benefit from Executive Coaching

August 27, 2015
Marie Peeler

Coaching is hard.  No, I don’t mean being a coach or coaching other people is hard.  I mean that being coached is hard. I have to give credit every day to wise, brave people who open themselves up for coaching and go on to learn, grow, and truly benefit from the process.  It’s not something […]

Power of the mastermind. Part 1

August 8, 2012

A small group of colleagues and I meet on a monthly basis to talk about our businesses, share advice, set goals, and hold one-another accountable.  We represent different industries but we all have things in common; we own businesses and we want to continue to grow those businesses in alignment with our values. To this […]

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