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Is Success on the Other Side of Fear?

By January 31, 33% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions. And by June, 77% of people forget they ever had resolutions. Which might explain why only 40% of people even set resolutions each year. Some experts argue that failure is inevitable because our resolutions/goals are too lofty, too foggy, too easy, or too hard. Other research suggests that we are too busy to stay committed, we suffer from decision fatigue, we don’t plan our goals, and we don’t have anyone to support us. What if the only thing standing in our way is fear? “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” (George Adair) But what are we afraid of? Failing (being part of the 77% of resolution quitters!) Succeeding (and then having to sustain success […]

Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative Leadership Today’s organizations exist in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, collaboration is no longer a “nice to have” corporate philosophy. It is an essential ingredient for leadership effectiveness and organizational success. While almost all leaders say they want collaboration – fewer show that they do. Here is a link to my Forbes blog, “6 Crucial Behaviors of Collaborative Leaders.” In addition to my IMS programs on this topic, I have recently been a keynote speaker on “The Power of Collaborative Leadership” at a conference for Supply Chain executives, at Raymond Corporation (for their invited suppliers), and for the Retail Executive Summit. Warm regards, Carol We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman who will conduct a full day seminar for us in […]

Leslie Mulligan Looks at Trump’s Negotiation Advice in The Art of the Deal

Some of you may remember June 16, 2015, the day Donald J. Trump proclaimed in his presidential announcement: “We need a leader that wrote The Art of the Deal.”  Of note; since the his presidential run announcement, his book The Art of the Deal has moved from No. 1,107 to No. 24 on Amazon Movers and Shakers list, to where it now sits at No. 62.  His most recent book Great Again is also a best seller in the political category at AMAZON where there are so many books written by Donald Trump it’s difficult to count them all. As a negotiating expert and trainer with Watershed Associates, our upcoming speaker Leslie Mulligan was compelled (like so many others) to finally read Trump’s first book, Trump: The Art of the Deal. Leslie’s motivation, as […]

Beyond Emotional Intelligence: The Art of Mindful Management

Beyond Emotional Intelligence: The Art of Mindful Management. This new leadership development program developed by Dr Param Srikantia represents a paradigm shift in the world of management training. Through techniques drawn from the exciting revolution in mindfulness practice, the seminar will empower you to generate profound shifts in relating to others, build an emotional culture that supports greater teamwork and engagement and tap into unconscious sources of creative energy in coping with challenge, uncertainty and stress so prevalent in the business world. Unlike prior methods of developing emotional intelligence, the art of mindful management will enable you to access the farther reaches of your leadership potential that suddenly become available when new doors of perception are opened within your psyche by “aha” insights that unleash latent sources of energy. Such transformative […]