How I Exposed My Saboteur’s Lies

How I Exposed My Saboteur’s Lies

I recently wrestled with this thought: I’m a coach and I make for a lousy coaching client. Whew! As painful as that was to admit, I said it. I spoke my truth. Or did I? Afterall, the truth was that I wasn’t following through on the things I identified with my coach...

How Leaders Can Listen Better (Part 4 of 5)

Humans learn to sift and sort at any early age.  We learn coping methods to drown out distracting movements and sounds.  In the process, we often develop the habit of selective listening.  As a result, we often miss important cues, or even direct communication.  While...

How to Avoid Leadership Drift

Business is an active, demanding endeavor. Only those who consistently apply themselves succeed. Organizations that thrive require leaders who actively dream, plan, engage, solve, pursue and network. It’s a lot of work, and there is no finish line. But no one can keep...

Self-Awareness: Write Your Beliefs

I’ve been writing about self-awareness and inner monologue, and how we can improve our connections to others through better self-knowledge. This next exercise builds on the previous exercise where you simply write down your inner monologue.  It is a little harder...

Self-Talk: What We Can Learn About Ourselves

It’s not always easy to uncover our blind spots and gain real self-awareness.  One way is to write down your self-talk, recording the exact words you use.  Do this several times over the course of a week, and you’ll uncover a lot about how you think and perceive your...

Exercises to Build Self-Awareness

Our inner monologue runs nonstop, whether we pay attention to it or not. It is a valuable source of self-awareness and a key to knowing our blind spots.  Some call it self-talk, mind chatter, or inner voice. It often tends to be negative and judgmental.  Even though...