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Watch Well Our Beginnings…

Watch Well Our Beginnings…

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

(C) 2013 Elle Allison Napolitano, All Rights Reserved. This essay is adapted from Elle Allison Napolitano’s new book: “Flywheel: Transformational Leadership Coaching for Sustainable Change” “Let us watch well our beginnings and results will manage themselves.” ~Alexander Clark In 2009 while attending a conference in Florida, I had the opportunity to witness a NASA space shuttle […]

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Messing with Emotions

Messing with Emotions

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

(C) 2013 Elle Allison Napolitano, All Rights Reserved. This essay is adapted from Elle Allison Napolitano’s forthcoming book, Wise Up: Bits of Wisdom for Fools in Love (a book in which Elle applies what she has learned about the nature of wisdom, to relationships). The first trip my husband and I took together before we were […]

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Joe Learns to Listen

Joe Learns to Listen

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This blog entry is adapted from the book Flywheel: Transformational Leadership Coaching for Sustainable Change(Corwin, 2013) by Elle Allison Napolitano. All Rights Reserved. Following a talk I gave on the topic of leadership coaching, a school superintendent in the audience took me aside to share a personal story. “Joe” told me he was lucky to […]

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Renewal: Creating and Sustaining Energy To Do Meaningful Work

Renewal: Creating and Sustaining Energy To Do Meaningful Work

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

(C)Elle Allison, PhD., 2012 Energy is defined in physics as “the capacity to do work.” In the life and work of a human being, renewal is the means to create energy for passionate action. Renewal is like taking a breath: it prevents the build up of toxic emotions and energies. While renewal does not eliminate […]

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Resilient Leadership: What Makes Us Stronger?

Resilient Leadership: What Makes Us Stronger?

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Elle Allison PhD. (C) 2012 All Rights Reserved. After a particularly arduous day filled with unexpected and disruptive glitches, Mark Twain once said, “Apparently, anything can happen today.” Many leaders working within complex systems would agree, and might even make the observation that anything can happen everyday. The need for leadership resilience has proven […]

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Flywheel: Transformational Leadership Coaching that Plays a Bigger Game

Flywheel: Transformational Leadership Coaching that Plays a Bigger Game

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Elle Allison, PhD. (C) All RIghts Reserved Leadership Coaching is a fabulous strategy for sustaining leadership and leaders. When leaders have leadership coaches, they have thought partners who are committed to doing their “coaching thing” during coaching conversations, while they reflect on their work and take action to move initiatives forward. What if Your Coaching […]

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Leadership Resilience: Step into new realities with grace and pluck.

Leadership Resilience: Step into new realities with grace and pluck.

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

(C) 2012 By Elle Allison, PhD.All rights reserved. When disruptive change occurs, resilient leaders face a defining moment: will they step into the new reality with grace and pluck, or will they fail to see the new opportunities before them? You see, exceptional personal resilience is so much more than remaining steady in the face […]

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Listen. Just Listen. The Universal Coaching Thrill!

Listen. Just Listen. The Universal Coaching Thrill!

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Universal Coaching A-ha By Elle Allison, PhD ©2011 I am in a large presentation room in a hotel in Zambia, Africa, speaking carefully to a group of leaders in the Ministry of Education and at high levels in the Zambian University and College system. I am aware that my accent and vocabulary is peculiar […]

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Nobody’s Perfect.

Nobody’s Perfect.

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Elle Allison, PhD. President and Founder of Wisdom Out, Leaders of Transformational and Sustainable Change ©Wisdom Out 2011. All rights reserved. As lifelong learners, most people strive to better themselves. But every now and then, leaders work with employees who are in need of improvement. Directors, supervisors, managers, and team leaders often find themselves in […]

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Stare Back at Fear: 25 Things Leaders can Do Everyday

Stare Back at Fear: 25 Things Leaders can Do Everyday

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

(C) Elle Allison, 2011 Happy people doing meaningful work will change the world. Stress is a dreadful robber of happiness. We may not want to create a stress free life, but we sure can create a stress-less life. And, we can “stare back” at the destructive emotions of fear, anxiety, anger, and attachment. Here are […]

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