Posts by luminadvantage

Hockey Highlights

Hockey Highlights

on Mar 15, 2017 in Leadership Skills, Monthly Series, Team Development | 0 comments

High school hockey is a big deal in MN. I hadn’t tuned into a boy’s high school hockey tournament before, but given all the attention it receives, I thought I’d give it a try. I was surprised by what I saw. Sure, the skill of the players was impressive, but the strength of the teams was remarkable. Think about the pressure these young adults were under. They were...

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Connect To Your “Why”

Connect To Your “Why”

on Feb 1, 2017 in Leadership Development, Monthly Series | 0 comments

During a recent conversation with a leader in a large organization, I asked, “Why do you what you do?” Perhaps because she was programmed, like many of us are, to respond to the question, “What do you do?”, I received a description of the very technical aspects of her job. I asked my question again – emphasizing the “why” part – and she thought for a minute and...

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Engaging Empathy

Engaging Empathy

on Jul 11, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Empathy. It is a little word that has a lot of power. And in the wake of all the tragedies our country is dealing with, we are reminded of its power.   Some people react to tragedy by lashing out, others by taking to social media to use the situation as proof of their opinions, and still others by withdrawing or ignoring the situation. Those who are most...

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Changing the Generational Conversation

Changing the Generational Conversation

on Apr 28, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills, Organizational Culture | 0 comments

Given the unique generational make-up of our current workforce, workshops and trainings on generational awareness are pretty common. Unfortunately, what’s also common in those workshops are biases, stereotypes, and - however unintentional - discrimination.   When we reduce the generational discussion to, “Millennials are like this, Gen Xers are like this, and...

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Regroup and Refocus

Regroup and Refocus

on Jan 28, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Do you ever have times when you get distracted, lose sight of your priorities, or just become overwhelmed by everything you have to do? Of course you do. We all do. That's the reality of life in the modern workplace. Competing priorities, doing more with less, rapid changes, and the ultimate – always putting other people's needs first. While those challenges may be...

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