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Yearly Archives: 2012

The Gift of Communication

The Gift of Communication

Dear LAL clients, Before letting you enjoy “The gift of communication”, we want to thank you with all our heart. Another amazing year of trust, collaboration and learning with you! We continue doing this tough yet rewarding work of team building,  culture change and self-transformation because we witness you owning your ego, taking risks, creating ... Read More
 

The Courage to Lead Culture Change

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker   Creating change is an act of courage. In this month’s issue of Fortune magazine, former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is quoted saying to incumbent CEO Marissa Mayer, faced with the daunting task of rebuilding Yahoo, “I really wish her well. Changing culture is not a sprint. It’s ... Read More
 

LaL in Forbes!

Learning as Leadership goes to extremes to reduce internal emails — and lives to report the time-saving insights Is your organization’s internal email filling up your inbox? Did you just receive three more while reading this one? Do you ever feel like most of it could have been handled better by a different, less time-consuming, ... Read More
 
Damn! I Just Lost my Temper Again

Damn! I Just Lost my Temper Again

There it was, out of my mouth before I knew I felt it. The morning routine had been rolling along fine until I brought up yesterday’s lost lunch box – yet another! – and my son complained with a whine that he didn’t know where it was. With the speed and intensity of an electric ... Read More
 
What Happened to Summer Vacation?

What Happened to Summer Vacation?

I’m noticing a disturbing trend among my clients. Several I spoke to recently had not taken a single day off the entire summer. Nada. These are high-level leaders, with plenty of “use it or lose it” vacation time banked. Technically they could take the time off, but they don’t feel like they can. “There’s too ... Read More
 
Overcoming Ego Obstacles to Mentoring Others (Part II)

Overcoming Ego Obstacles to Mentoring Others (Part II)

This week we dive deeper into the ways in which you as a leader may be unconsciously sabotaging yourself when it comes to developing your employees and transform you into a mentor who your employees will clamor for! In my previous post on this subject  we talked about making the commitment to mentor, investing the ... Read More
 
The Courage to Fail – Publicly

The Courage to Fail – Publicly

Gandhi is a larger than life figure – revered for his rousing movement of civil disobedience. He and his peaceful followers are credited with bringing down British control of India when no amount of violence could have. But did you know that after his first peaceful resistance campaign failed miserably in South Africa, his outraged ... Read More
 
Choosing the Quality of your Present Moment

Choosing the Quality of your Present Moment

Have you noticed how the people and situations in our life are sometimes — often!? — sources of stress and disconnection? The demands, the criticisms, the performance pressure. We can feel a lot of undesirable emotion about what others are doing to us. We call this being “At the Mercy.” We can particularly feel At ... Read More