GIANT LEAP BLOG

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The Anatomy of a Butt Kick: Overcoming a Career Setback

The Anatomy of a Butt Kick: Overcoming a Career Setback

In any given month, I have upwards of twenty one-on-one executive coaching sessions. It’s very common for those conversations to center on helping a coachee process a career setback. The setbacks are often painful, like a swift kick in the rear end. As painful as they...

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The Open Door

The Open Door

The term "open door" is often considered a policy. But I think about it a bit differently. While leadership is often defined as a set of behaviors by which one person influences others toward the achievement of goals, it is really about providing growth, enrichment,...

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Internal Struggles and The Two Wolves

Internal Struggles and The Two Wolves

The internal struggles we face have a direct impact on our leadership. Being a good leader of others means first being a good leader of yourself. By not controlling our emotions, we subject those who look to us for guidance to toxic behavior. The first step in...

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A Leader You Can’t Trust

A Leader You Can’t Trust

Let’s start with the obvious: if you don’t have the trust of the people you’re leading, you will fail as a leader. Without trust, people can’t put stock in your vision, won’t commit themselves to your directives, and will lose confidence in you. If people can’t trust...

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The Courage to Leap – Out of the Comfort Zone

The Courage to Leap – Out of the Comfort Zone

It takes courage to take a leap. Whether it's a physical leap or stepping out of your comfort zone, everybody's leap means something different to them, but the need for courage remains the same. The ability to become comfortable in an uncomfortable situation will help...

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Knowing Yourself and Leading Others

Knowing Yourself and Leading Others

A good leader knows who they are. They understand their fears, they're courageous, and they can relate to others. Occasionally, emotions get in the way of sound judgment. It's how we handle and respond to our emotions that allows us to be the best leaders we can be....

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Taking the Right Risk as a Leader

Taking the Right Risk as a Leader

Choosing to take a risk is often well-calculated. You understand the consequences. You know what you have to gain and what you have to lose. At one point or another, you've likely had to make a decision that exposed you to great risk. Do you take the risk and if so...

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