Executive leadership

Expert Interview Series: Dr. David Brendel of Leading Minds Executive Coaching About Leadership Coaching For Executives in Transition

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David Brendel is the founder and director of Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC. We recently spoke with David about how corporate leaders handle change and career transitions. Tell us a bit about your background. Why did you choose to leverage…

5 Team Building Quotes and How to Live By Them

Team building may encompass many different activities, but all have the goal of enhancing relationships between team members, and helping define roles within teams. Specific team building activities, like hiking up a mountain as a team or engaging…
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How to Measure the Success of Executive Coaching

The question "how does one measure success?" has been always been asked, but an even trickier query is "how does one measure the success of executive coaching?" Choosing to move forward with an executive coaching program is an excellent step…

Adventure Highlight: Steve Luckenbach Leadership Perspective

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My friend and colleague, Steve Luckenbach,  just wrapped up his first experience rock climbing adventure last week. Together we climbed at Red Rocks in Las Vegas, Nevada. To say it was an empowering and enlightening experience that transformed…
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5 Lewis & Clark-Inspired Traits Every Executive Should Embrace

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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson oversaw the purchase from France of the vast Louisiana Territory, and afterward proposed a lengthy exploration of the territory, choosing his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to oversee it. Along with…
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Why Team Building is Easier at 10,000 Feet

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Climbing mountains with others builds camaraderie and cohesion unlike anything else. This is true even on easy climbs - the ones that are more "walking" than "climbing" and don't require ropes and harnesses. For this reason, mountain climbing…

Shift Perspective: Daily Leadership

Taking a moment to shift perspective from the macro to the micro, or vice versa, can significantly alter and impact the success and outcome of our work. Last week I had the privilege of presenting a keynote and workshop to a group of leaders…

Leadership Strength Training: The Adventurer's Advantage

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Leadership Strength Training Not all great leaders are straight out of central casting. Some of them surprise us with their effectiveness, while others from whom we expect great things disappoint us. Ultimately, a person doesn't become a great…

Expert Interview - John Mattone

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Recently I had the honor of speaking with John Mattone, one of the foremost thought leaders in Transformational Change and Leadership, in detail about the Five Elements of Adventure and how adventure shapes and defines our lives. Here is a…

Can You Create A High-Performance Team?

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High-Performance Team Development My final hopes of staying dry and warm disappeared as the winds picked up and the precipitation began moving horizontally instead of vertically - our days of sun, warm rock, and blue-bird skies were over.…

The Path of the Greatest Gain // Your High Endeavor

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The Path of the Greatest Gain // High Endeavors Clarifying Your High Endeavors Creates a Clear Route toward Summit Success We choose our high endeavors. We choose endeavors, mountains (metaphorical or real) that move us to connect our value…

Great Lessons Podcast - An Interview

Every so often we meet someone who gives us pause, a moment to reflect and see the world from a slightly different perspective. Drew Scott Pearlman is that type of person. Pearlman recently started the Great Lessons Leadership Podcast with…