Choose Purpose Over Fear

Testing your decisions as a leader against your organization’s purpose can help guide thinking during difficult times. Discover salient ways to navigate crisis with the strengths and purpose you already […]

Powerful Questions: Leading in Uncertainty

There is much we don’t know at this unprecedented moment in history. When uncertainty arises, try reframing the conversation with these Powerful Questions. A unique quality of coaching is not […]

Choose Your Mindset

As leaders develop capacity something almost magical happens – they recognize they can choose how they show up. Mindset is an important and powerful aspect of leadership choice. Consider your […]

How Does a Leader Make You Better?

This classic from David Foster Wallace can bring us all a little closer to a reimagined definition of leadership and how leaders can make us feel. “…a real leader is […]

Values Guideposts

How familiar are you with your own values and how they show up in your leadership? At the heart of everything we do there are often key values or motivators […]

Navigate an Emotional Hijack

The phrase — amygdala hijack — was first coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman. It’s associated with the fight, flight, freeze response that served humans well for thousands of years. Now, […]

Tell Yourself a Different Story

Leaders often tell themselves stories that shape the way they think and lead. For better or worse, our stories shape what we notice and how we interpret it. Valcour and […]

Listen to Learn

Listening is important at every level of leadership. As the world becomes less predictable, however, it is imperative for leaders to move beyond listening to solve a problem and into […]