Bridging Lives Notes - Prior Notes
Be in the conversation for growing your leadership and partnering to thrive. Check links from prior issues below.
What strikes a chord with you? Do you have a question or issue you would like me to chime in on?

I welcome hearing from you.
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CULTIVATING COURAGE AS YOU LEAD

Courageous authenticity is essential for effective and life-affirming leadership. It's also essential for anything "transformational." While there seems to be a generalized uptick in the use of the word “transformational” in connection with almost anything, that “bigness” can ring hollow in the absence of courageous authenticity. There’s an art to courageous authenticity. While “speaking your mind” may be necessary, it is not sufficient. Why? How are you looking for and cultivating courageous authenticity where you are? …
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FOCUS ON GROWTH

When we experience volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) in our work, growth might not feel like a high priority. … Growth can cut to the core of our identity and how we matter in the world. There’s something exhilarating and enlivening about choosing to grow. …
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WHAT DIFFERENTIATES AN EFFECTIVE LEADER

…[Y]ou probably know what differentiates you as an expert. How clear are you about what differentiates you as an effective leader? … Recent groundbreaking study data validates what’s at the heart of leader effectiveness.
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INNOVATING WITH ENGAGEMENT

Engagement and culture are foundational to unlocking an organization’s growth… . When efforts to improve engagement somehow fall flat or produce a quick spike in activity only to be followed by more of what was not working before, what do you do then?…
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PAUSE TO QUESTION / QUESTION TO PAUSE

Really good questions make us pause.
What happens so we can “live into” a question?
What happens when we are there?
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BECOMING … AWARE - CREATOR - SELF

Most of what we practice is habitual and unconscious. When we become curious about patterns, we start to see what’s becoming true. … When you listen - and live into - the question, you might hear or sense something that has been waiting for you.
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FACING INTO CHALLENGES

Who comes to mind when you think of your biggest challenges right now? Does starting with “who” seem odd? … How you show up in those conversations will make all the difference in recognizing, learning from and rising to those challenges together.
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RAISING YOUR C-IQ

Have you heard of C-IQ before? C-IQ is shorthand for “conversational intelligence.” That’s your capacity to up-regulate what is happening and what is possible in conversation, co-creating results with other people. … Your leadership success rides on the quality of your conversations.
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FIGHT LESS / PLAY MORE

Facing into what’s before you, how might you need to pivot in order to fulfill your promise for growth? … When we’re “wrapped around the axle,” there’s precious little space to interact with creative thinking and receptivity to new ideas.
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TAKE HEART

Where do you turn when your best efforts to move or improve a situation lead you to a dead end? What gives you heart – the stamina, direction and internal wherewithal – to get perspective, renew your resources and try again?
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CHANGE. TRANSFORMATION. TRANSITION.

Transition necessary for transformation is an internal process, a developmental one. From a growth mindset, the transition itself is a source of renewal, learning and opportunity. … It’s in the wilderness that we especially need new perspective.
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GROWTH BY DESIGN™

What’s the first essential step for design thinking? Here's a hint: It’s something that gives you new perspective in the wilderness. It’s a way of being. ... What could you be better at and why would it matter?
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WISE CHOICES

The call for wise leadership surely comes from an urgent need to get better at creating positive change in our world. …From where I stand, I see that wisdom has to be more than a nice idea. It makes something happen.
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A CONVERSATION OF NOTE

A CEO came to me recently for presence coaching. She was preparing for a “pitch” – a presentation to gain significant financial support for her venture. … Big lights. High stakes. Big nerves.
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LEAD: CURIOUS ABOUT "B"?

What is your commitment to building your business for greater benefit? … Indeed, you have new options for reorienting what works to become something better.
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LEAD: ARE YOU AT A CROSSROADS?

At the crossroads that day we listened more deeply and gave voice to something essential for letting go while also stepping forward. It was an instance of shared creativity and compassionate mindfulness.
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COLLABORATE: PLAY YOUR A-GAME

Collaboration is hard-wired into our nature. That doesn't make it easy though. … How can we encourage creative tension and not be derailed by it?
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THRIVE: CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

What took her by surprise was the treasure within that she uncovered by slowing down, listening for and claiming aspects of herself that would open possibilities she had not yet dreamed of. …
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E: Beata@BridgingLives.com
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