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FORBES: The Thrill of Seeking Mastery

As published in Forbes. Photo credit: Lori Ann Hansen Photography As a senior leadership coach, I am a human behaviorist, an avid reader and a life-long student. I know that working on myself is a critical requirement for effectively helping others. I would like to tell you that this work has always come naturally and […]

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FORBES: More Humanity. Not Less.

As published in Forbes. Every true act of leadership has only one purpose: to make life better. As such, leadership is rooted in our humanity. It is curious then that so often we hide ourselves within a professional mask of what we think we ought to do and be, only to lose connection, both with […]

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My TEDx Talk: Leadership – Lessons Learned in a Barber Shop

My TEDx Talk, a tribute to my beautiful mother, Elfie Biro (1945 – 2007). Years ago I wrote this post for my mother to capture all I learned about business by working in her barbershop. She loved it! I am so glad she got to read it before she died. I am certain she would […]

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FORBES: Leadership. What Not To Do.

As published in Forbes. In my career, I have learned more about exceptional leadership by being on the receiving end of its opposite. Here are three fundamental things I have learned never do to others, simply because I know first-hand how damaging they can be. 1. Don’t lie. This includes blatant lies, half-truths and errors […]

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MY GREAT PASSION FOR WELL OVER A DECADE

Photo credit: Lori McCallum Hansen I love nothing more than teaching senior level leaders how to more effectively coach for performance within their own organizations. Throughout 2016 I worked to bring everything I have learned in the last decade of teaching coaching into a new program, one that could most significantly advance the effectiveness of […]

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Leaders Take A Stand for What is Good & Right.

If you have not heard about Milgram’s famous 1960s experiment on obedience, or understood why human beings will so easily default to authority, learn about this important body of work in this ten minute overview. The results and implications of this now, highly unethical experiment is perhaps more relevant than ever. We need leaders who […]

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FORBES: Leadership. Coaching. Communication. Change.

Forbes recently selected me, along with a small group of other active writers, to each have our own profile page on Forbes.com. This link now houses a full archive of everything I have written and had published in Forbes. I sincerely hope my thoughts on leadership, coaching, communication, and change can help you to more […]

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FORBES – Leadership Levers: Two powerful tools for initiating change.

As published in Forbes. What one change, if you made it and were able to stick to it long term, would have the greatest potential to positively impact your professional success? Having asked this question of thousands of senior-level leaders, I know the answer is often a personal one: eat better, walk more, stop watching […]

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FORBES – Leadership Development: The Path to Becoming our Highest Self

As published in Forbes. We call ourselves “human beings,” but I think that title is aspirational: one we are meant to earn. Being human should mean we are capable of higher-level thought and can choose rationally how we respond to external events as well as to internal thoughts and emotions. Now, I don’t know about […]

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FORBES: Easy Onboarding Techniques To Welcome And Inspire New, Young Hires

Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. Employers and hiring managers don’t typically give much thought to onboarding new employees aside from giving them a general tour and assigning them a first task. Few of them actually have a plan to make new hires feel […]

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