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Megan approached me as soon as I left the stage. “Karin, I’m so with you on this not losing your soul thing… I resonated with everything you said… but for me it was the reverse. I wasn’t losing my soul at work, I was finding it. You see my boyfriend was always tearing me down. Or worse, acting like everything I was accomplishing was no big deal. I would come home from work so excited, but the minute I started sharing my day, he made me feel like crap… like I was stupid to care that much.  »  Read More
 
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Frontline Festival: Leaders share tips about professional development thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about professional development for leaders. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about favorite apps and technology. What tools do you use to stay productive? There are two ways to participate…either submit a blog post on the topic, or your 1-2 sentence answer to the question. Click here to participate! This month, we invited leadership experts to either submit a blog post, or answer the following question  »  Read More
 
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When Transparency Goes Too Far

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My phone rang, “Karin I’ve just been told there’s going to be a restructure and significant downsizing. My team may or not be impacted. I have NO additional information, just that it will be months before all the dust settles.” Now, if you’ve been following my writing for any period of time you know I’m the poster child for transparency. I believe strongly in telling the truth, avoiding spin, and never making crap up  »  Read More
 
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Is Your Mom a Winning Well Leader?

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Mom’s are full of wisdom, aren’t they? Many leaders credit their moms for their influence, such as: Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. ~ Stevie Wonder All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.~ Abraham Lincoln My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope. Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. ~ Pablo Picasso. In honor of Mother’s Day, we want to take the month of May to honor moms and their words of “Winning Well” wisdom. Things like  »  Read More
 
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Winning Well on CBS Baltimore with Gigi Barnett thumbnail
Today I’m delighted to share my Winning Well interview with Gigi Barnett on CBS Baltimore.   »  Read More
 
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The Best Damn Doer Syndrome: Why the Hardest Workers Seldom Get Promoted thumbnail
Are you working too hard? Does everything fall apart when you’re not around? Do you find yourself bailing out your boss, your peers, and your team? If you can answer YES to any of these questions, it’s likely you’re being held back by the “Best Damn Doer” syndrome. Be careful. The sad truth is the hardest workers seldom get promoted. I know. I’ve felt the guilt of being promoted over people working harder than me  »  Read More
 
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Is Your Boss A Gamer? Win Well Anyway.

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Gamers are manipulators. They spend their days playing dirty politics, working one person against one another in their ceaseless quest for status. In their mind, winning is not related to organization results. Their meetings and efforts at delegation usually have two layers of meaning, with political subtext just below the surface. Gamers attract a motley cast of sycophants, other Gamers, and the disaffected. Productive employees leave as soon as they can.  »  Read More
 
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Frontline Festival April 2016: Leaders share what Winning Well means to them thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival celebrates the launch of Winning Well and is all about leaders sharing what winning well means to them.Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Everything Elsewinning well
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