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Remember How Much You Mean to Others

Remember How Much You Mean to Others

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Elle Allison-Napolitano, PhD. Copyright© 2015, All Rights Reserved.     Although neuroscientists have shown that the limbic system is open and emotions are contagious between people, many leaders fail to act on this knowledge. They go about their workday moving from task to task without noting just how much they influence the people around […]

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Introducing a New Book from the ANA:  Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership

Introducing a New Book from the ANA: Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Copyright©2015 Elle Allison-Napolitano All Rights Reserved I am pleased to announce my new book available from the American Nurses Association! About This Book: An Extraordinary Form of Resilience This is a book about an extraordinary form of resilience that I call “leadership resilience.”  Leadership Resilience is defined as the experience of growing stronger in the face […]

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How Women Cultivate Leadership Resilience: Three Practices

How Women Cultivate Leadership Resilience: Three Practices

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Copyright©2015 Elle Allison-Napolitano All Rights Reserved In my previous article, titled “Women Leaders are Strong as Hell,” I wrote about the assets needed for resilient leadership and how those assets are harder to come by for women. In this post I focus on what women can do to cultivate leadership resilience. Leveraging qualities that help everyone grow […]

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That Old Harvard MBA Oath, Wisdom, and the Greater Good

That Old Harvard MBA Oath, Wisdom, and the Greater Good

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Elle Allison-Napolitano Copyright©2015, All RIghts Reserved   Inspired by a desire to win back public confidence and trust, values that were lost in a mudslide of scandals, swindles, and corporate greed, students from the 2009 graduating class of Harvard Business School wrote the MBA Oath. It opens with this paragraph: As a manager, my purpose […]

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Ordinary Resilience and Extraordinary Resilience: Leaders Need Both

Ordinary Resilience and Extraordinary Resilience: Leaders Need Both

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Resilience: Beautifully Ordinary Without resilience, the everyday setbacks and surprising derailments of “best laid plans” would eventually make us wonder if we can face another day. According to the American Psychological Association (APA, 2002), resilience is the  ability to adapt well to disruptive change, and literally “bounce back” to previous levels of functioning. Here is the […]

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Good Vibrations! Five Ways to Move Others to Action.

Good Vibrations! Five Ways to Move Others to Action.

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Copyright © 2014 Elle Allison Napolitano “Great leaders move us.” (Golman, Boyatzis, and McKee)  New Year beginnings are AWESOME. Even if you choose to forego drafting a personal list of “resolutions,” you probably still feel eager to make things happen in your life and leadership work in 2014. Leaders who understand how contagious emotions are, make it their business to […]

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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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