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Inspirational Leadership Is in Short Supply

Posted by Carol Seymour on Jul 25, 2017 12:32:29 PM


… And yet, it is the key to helping others stay engaged. 

I recently read the latest report from Gallup, and the numbers seem to stay the same when it comes to employee engagement… literally 70% of workers are not engaged. As leaders, we have the challenge of engaging our people, and yet, that is hard when 43% of employees work remotely and almost 84% of our employees are matrixed. 

I just finished Kristi Hedges’ newest book, The Inspiration Code. It is fabulous. 

The beauty and the impact of the book is Kristi’s ability to offer key learnings in small bites. Kristi did some major research on the topic of what inspires people, and here are two nuggets that I particularly loved from her book:


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Topics: Leadership, Developing People, Presence

5 Biggest Lessons Learned After Being Promoted to a Leadership Role By Tracy Spears

Posted by Tracy Spears on Apr 27, 2017 4:58:39 PM


I recently traveled to Copenhagen as a speaker for the Signature Leaders program.  One of the best parts of the meeting for me was listening to the many things the speaker panel had to say about their biggest leadership lessons. Here are a few of the highlights when asked about the biggest lessons each had learned:

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Topics: Leadership, Developing People, Setting Priorities

What’s in it for them? By Cecile Thaxter, GM, Newmont Mining Corporation

Posted by Cecile Thaxter on Mar 1, 2017 3:41:05 PM


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Topics: Leadership, Developing People

Are you ready for your next leadership assignment? by Cecile Thaxter, GM, Newmont Mining

Posted by Cecile Thaxter on Sep 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, my husband and I went to a show at Jazz Standard in New York City. The performance was spectacular.

On our way home, we discussed the performance, agreeing that jazz bands are great examples of leadership and teamwork in action but more so, leadership. The band leader gives each member solo moments to shine and excel at their artistry. Each band member generously listens and openly trusts each other in the art of improvisation that usually creates something unique and remarkable. And throughout the performance, the members experiment and learn from errors.

The conversation reminded me of a recent event where I placed three of my leaders in a position to share their knowledge and impress a new C-suite executive.

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Topics: Leadership, Developing People, Managing Your Career

Transforming your Culture: It’s complicated! Or…is it? - Cecile Thaxter: General Manager, Newmont Mining Corporation’s Phoenix/Lone Tree Operations

Posted by Cecile Thaxter on Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Can you change the way you think? Can you change the way you interact? Can you change the way you function? If you answer yes, then you can change your culture. 

We often hear how difficult or impossible it is to change culture— or even to express the desire to shift the culture of an organization. To address this seemingly complicated and sensitive matter, we advocate for building or aligning culture, to avoid the taboo word “change.”

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Topics: Leadership, Developing People

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