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#17 – Rewriting the Story

by Sue Hawkes

#17 – Rewriting the Story I’m at a women’s retreat offsite with a group of amazing women CEOs who are both colleagues and friends, and it’s International Women’s Day. We’re having incredible experiences we’ve worked hard for, learning with one another and from other powerful leaders we’ve invited into our circle. It’s an experience of excellence, learning and joy interrupted…

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#16 – Earned Not Given

by Sue Hawkes

#16 – Earned Not Given We’re working out at our gym and I’m particularly sluggish today. It’s a rare state for me as I usually run on high energy and early mornings are some of my best hours of the day. I’m not resistant to the gym. I enjoy working out and being active. So I’m not managing self-talk about…

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#15 – You Trained Them

by Sue Hawkes

#15 You Trained Them We complain all the time about how others behave. Our family, friends, employees, co-workers, those serving us, even other drivers. The list is endless really, it can extend to celebrities, politicians and other influencers. Those people we are often unable to directly influence, but we complain nonetheless. It’s interesting when you think of those people we…

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#14 – When Did We Forget?

by Sue Hawkes

#14 When Did We Forget? In several discussions in the past year, many people have disclosed their life seems to be happening to them, rather than their life occurring more by design. For most of these leaders, it’s a product of over-committing and adding all kinds of priorities without re-calibrating their lives. How often should we re-calibrate? As often as…

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#13 – Creatures of Habit

by Sue Hawkes

#13 – Creatures of Habit Most of us are creatures of habit. Beyond our twenties, we don’t make the time often enough to step back and assess how closely the life we’re living aligns with the life we imagine we should, would or could be living. Some questions to consider if you’re wondering: When is the last time you envisioned…

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#12 – Mistaking More for Better

by Sue Hawkes

#12 – Mistaking More for Better When working with leadership teams, I’m often a broken record saying “less is more” and “do less better.” In the beginning of our work together, teams rarely heed this advice. After all, they are entrepreneurial leadership teams with fearless ambition, can-do attitudes and they are ultimately opportunists at heart. Saying “no” is a challenging…

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#11 – The Mirror Is a Great Place to Start

by Sue Hawkes

#11 The Mirror is a Great Place to Start I was recently at a quarterly EOS conference with my fellow implementers. We always share “AHAs” to provide opportunities for learning with one another. We exchange wisdom for the learning available to each other and it’s always worthwhile. I shared how there are times when I notice patterns in my facilitation.…

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#10 – Urgency vs. Desperation

by Sue Hawkes

#10 Urgency vs. Desperation Urgency and desperation; they can appear so similar we confuse them when the stakes are high and timelines are short, yet they are very different. Perhaps they are cousins from the same family, one on the abundance side and one on the scarce side. Urgency breeds innovation, disruption and intentional immediacy. Desperation breeds pressure, neediness and…

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#5 – Small Things

by Sue Hawkes

#5 Small Things As I sit on the plane during a busy week with one more day to work, looking forward to a full Friday and an equally full weekend, it occurs to me the little things really are the big things in life. It’s about having appreciation for the things my family, team and friends do that consistently make…

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