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People Quit Managers, Not Companies

Friday, October 19, 2018

          50% of New Managers FAIL IN THEIR FIRST YEAR1. Moving from an individual contributor to a first-time manager is one of the most difficult leadership transitions.  It requires new ways of thinking, behaving and working.  Many new managers receive little or no training to prepare them to succeed.  The consequences are costly; both financially and to the culture.  […]

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FeedFORWARD: The Future Is Positive

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Feedback is hard for us to hear; especially if it challenges our “desired idea of ourselves”.  It makes us feel bad & we avoid feeling bad.  This means some of the most valuable information we can receive to improve our performance goes unheard, unaccepted. FeedForward can change that dynamic. It focuses on the future, not […]

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Mad Presentation Skills

Monday, September 18, 2017

      Creating a killer presentation can be overwhelming.  Following these key steps can get you laser focused & ready to rock the podium in no time.  Download this Mad Presentation Skills worksheet to guide you through the process & check out our infographic on Concise Communication.  We’ve also compiled some great additional resources below. […]

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Make a Difference In Your Relationships By Creating More Safety

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

          Safety is paramount to creating relationships & communication to deal with the difficult challenges of leadership. Safety doesn’t mean we aren’t uncomfortable or experience some pain.  That’s part of being human.  What it does mean is when we work to make it safe we have the best shot of honest, […]

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What Gets Measured Gets Done

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Practice, Practice, Practice. This is my mantra daily to clients that want to develop or change behaviors. Many behaviors are automatic reactions & habitual in nature. By consistently practicing new behaviors & actions, we can train our brain to do it differently. And what’s cool about consistent practice is we develop a new habit – […]

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Blind Side

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Big Bang

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Big Bang Clip

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Interstellar Wonder Team

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

      INTERSTELLAR WONDER TEAM | All of our coaches have 15+ years of coaching experience, allowing us to offer the ultimate mix of skills & savvy.  Together, we help leaders & teams overcome their barriers & create positive change.  MORE?  SFLC_Inside Our Culture_11_2_15   LEADERSHIP COACHES: Shelley Meibeyer Bio Mindy Danna Bio Mark […]

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You Can’t Demand Dialog

Monday, September 14, 2015

Leann (Sandra Bullock) pushes hard when talking with Michael & then finally figures out you can’t demand dialogue.  She backs down & changes her strategy & asks for just “one thing”.  This shift reinforces the concept of reading people, respecting styles & active listening. CSM Friends can share their Active Listening story here.  

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Building Your Politically Savvy Muscle

Friday, May 15, 2015

Politics is a highly charged word usually associated with negative, deceptive and self-serving actions. The idea of being politically savvy may make you recoil and conjure up images of slimy, unethical behavior. However, political savvy is an extremely powerful skill in being an authentic and impactful leader. Political savvy is the skill of understanding the […]

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