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Take Me Off the Ledge or I Quit!

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Take Me Off the Ledge or I Quit

"Talk me off the ledge, or I quit!”

Have you been feeling that way, or is it possible your team is?

Maybe it's the back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with little time to do your work (nonetheless time to strategize for the future.) Let’s not even talk about your "me" time to take care of yourself and nourish your soul…

The great resignation is a thing, and let’s make sure you and your team are not part of it.

Unfortunately, it’s not where your (or your team's) greatest creativity, innovative ability, or profitability exist. If you are grinding it out, do you want to keep working this way, and how will it affect your ability to have your greatest impact?

The great news is that there are ways to take some control back and create more time for what matters!

Here’s a great place to start which is taken from Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism...

He mentions a "Zero-Based Budgeting Approach." It’s similar to when...

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Podcast Episode #97: "Taking Swift Action to Elicit Real Change" - an Interview with Denise Reed Lamoreaux

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Taking Swift Action to Elicit Real Change

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Denise Reed Lamoreaux (Chief Diversity Officer at ATOS), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Remove those tentative statements by omitting words of doubt such as “I think”, rather say “this is the solution”
  • Be specific in your word choice by saying, “Friday is the deadline”, rather than, “I need it ASAP”
  • Provide people with resources after a meeting to go back to, this helps with retaining information
  • Ask people who don’t think like you to give you feedback, you need this to make improvements
  • If you want to be known as a role model, you have to be bold, take that next step in action
  • Communicate with power. Every time you remain silent, that means that this situation could happen again.

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3 Ways to Speak Up When You Know You Should

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Ways to Speak Up When You Know You Should

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have found ourselves in this predicament. Clamming up when we know we should speak up. Maybe it’s an awkward situation. Maybe there is a lot at stake. Maybe it’s just easier not to say anything. Whether it’s in our living room or in the boardroom, your voice needs to be heard. Change for the better will require us all to speak up when our gut and our heart tell us to do so.

Easier said than done, right?

Yep, and we’re not alone.

A recent survey done by LeanIn and SurveyMonkey polled approximately 7,400 women and men in the workplace. While 80% of those polled considered themselves allies, less than half of the women (most notably women of color) say they have strong allies in the workplace.

Also, consider that it can be extremely difficult to ‘influence up’. In other words, share your perspective with senior leadership especially when there is a...

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Lacking Control of Your Schedule and Productivity?

Lacking Control of Your Schedule and Productivity?

Have you ever had a day where you had so many meetings that there was no time to strategize or do YOUR work (not to mention fit in a morning routine)? If you feel like you’re lacking control of your schedule and productivity, that can be frustrating and exhausting. If this sounds familiar, I hear this about 10 times a week in private and confidential sessions, in group trainings and in chat rolls that are lit up with these types of comments, so you’re most definitely not alone!

We need to pause that right now. 

Why?

According to Passport Health, a corporate wellness company, if this is not addressed, there can be physical and psychological health consequences as well as serious and deleterious effects on profitability. The ripple effect of this can be staggering for a region or an entire company.

When it comes to YOU, you’re needed now more than ever. Your expertise, your passion and compassion, your...

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Podcast Episode #96: "Empowering Your Team to Deliver Technology Solutions on Time" - an Interview with Calline Sanchez

Empowering Your Team to Deliver Technology Solutions On Time

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Calline Sanchez (VP of Global TSS Service Planning and Premium Support for IBM), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Be open to the diversity of thought and speak it, know that every idea may not be welcomed
  • It’s important that you just feel comfort in your own personal voice and your ideas
  • Challenge yourself by asking, “how do I stay relevant?”
  • Always consistently want to remain relevant
  • Focus on the process and put in that work, that will really set yourself up for being really impactful

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com.

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Are You Feeling a Little Out of Control? Try This...

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Are You Feeling a Little Out of Control? Try This...

Are you controlling your day, or is your day controlling you?

World-class performers have one essential habit to get through busy and challenging days... even those days when the sh%@t hits the fan and all hell seems to break loose. Developing clear boundaries will help you take control of your days, so you can make consistent and measurable progress.

Think about it…

  • What do you NEED to be your best self throughout the day?
  • What MUST you accomplish?
  • HOW do you protect the time to make it happen?

Here are 3 tips:

  1. Plan out what boundaries you need to set in order to make your day a success
  2. Commit and don’t feel bad about it
  3. Fill in the crew. Let the important people in your life know about your new routine

Feeling in control can help you be more relaxed, calm, and happy. Each day will certainly be more rewarding if you truly value and honor what is important to you.

If you’re a female leader and would like to...

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Do Not Let This Be You in Q3

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Do Not Let This Be You in Q3

Have you ever felt like you’re running hard but not in the right direction? Maybe your circumstances or ambitions have changed, or you’re running a new race.

Wouldn’t it be great to receive a custom training tailored to you? In other words, something created to solve your specific problems and help you reset and recommit to a Q3 you’re excited about? Let’s make sure you’re running in the right direction, so you can sustain your pace and be happy doing it!

I want to help with this, so I’m going to ask for a quick favor: Could you take a moment to answer the 3 brief questions? Click here.

I’m determined to help you and/or your team reset and recommit, so by the end of August, you’ll feel more in control, productive and purposeful.

If you respond to this email, I’ll do my best to create the right tools and resources to help you or your team do just that.

I look forward to your reply!

Best,

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Need a Q3 Pause & Plan?

Need a Q3 Pause & Plan?

Do you ever use July as a time to pause, plan and possibly make a course correction for the remainder of the year?

Is it that time?

These are great to do every year to make sure you’re running in the right direction, running towards what matters most, and running in a way that you can sustain. 

It’s a great time to take an honest inventory of how the year has gone up to this point and giving deep thought to how you’d like it to finish. It’s a time to reflect and celebrate the ‘wins’ as well as a time to shine a light on where to be more bold, more courageous, and where to step up and serve at an even higher level.

It’s also a time to reflect on excuses and stories that are no longer of service, boundaries needed and the consistent action to take to make 2H 2021 the best possible. 

Whenever we are looking to shift or move to the next level (promotion, board seat, shifting direction in a role, shifting out...

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Time for a Mid-Year Course Correction?

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Time for a Mid-Year Course Correction?

If you feel like you’re spinning, not in control of your days, your voice is not being heard, or you’re just not making the progress you want and deserve, we need to chat.

Your voice, contribution and leadership matter, a lot. In order for you to get the projects, promotions, recognition and respect you want and deserve, AND in a sustainable way, we’ll need to take a pause. Here is step #1 which are a few questions to ponder for a mid-year course correction, so you can finish the year strong, and happy.

Warning! These may not be easy.

Step #1: Gain Clarity

  • Am I in the right role, or do I need to make an exit plan?
  • Do I feel heard, valued and respected?
  • What would an ideal work day look like for me?
  • What’s one big (or small:) ask to make this happen?
  • What’s a micro-step I can take to make this happen?

You are a gift. 

A leader whose authentic, confident and compassionate voice needs to be heard, valued and...

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Podcast Episode #95 - "Building Diversity in Tech" - an Interview with Nikkia Carter

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Building Diversity in Tech

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the fabulous Nikkia Carter (Worldwide Modern Work and Security Tech Strategy Lead, Microsoft), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Make sure you negotiate your salary at the range that you should be in and make it non-negotiable.
  • Tech leaders should teach young adults in impoverished situations or who have low education, and get them into tech.
  • The mindset is within determination and believing in yourself.
  • Demonstrate for other people and just put yourself out there.
  • If something’s important to you, despite not having all the answers. You will figure it out, just be patient with yourself.

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com.

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