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I would say that self-coaching is something I learned, honed, and employed intentionally and strategically through my experience in leadership – but that would be a lie. Self-coaching is something motherhood has taught me the most.  And by “taught,” I mean I had to adapt to survive. I struggle with anxiety and depression and motherhood […]

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Self-Coaching Tactics for New and Anxious Leaders

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As a leader, you may often feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. However, you have an innate leadership style – built from your beliefs, values, skills and strengths. ‘Knowing what you’re doing’ isn’t something a leader may ever feel, but understanding how to discover and deftly wield your leadership style is absolutely […]

Leadership

The Ultimate Guide to Discovering Your Own Leadership Strengths, Skills & Style

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What we believe becomes how we act, and our actions shape our reality. Therefore, in a way, what you believe to be true inevitably becomes true. This is why our inner critic is such a powerful voice, and why affirmations can be transformational for us as leaders.  In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead […]

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3 Leadership Affirmations that Will Infuse More Joy in Your Team

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As a work-from-home mom, time for focused work is precious and scarce. Here’s how I added over 15 hours of quality work time each week with this simple morning routine. Discover the Simple Morning Routine that Changed my Week for Good! It’s simple, I get up earlier! But don’t leave me yet – here’s how […]

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How I Added 15+ Hours of Focused Work to My Week with This Simple Morning Routine

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Hiring a team as an entrepreneur is an exciting adventure, but how do you get ready to make your first hire?  Maybe you’re wondering if you have what it takes to lead, or, maybe you’re worried about skipping a crucial step in the process and dealing with those repercussions later on. Perhaps deeper than that, […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Ready to Make Your First Hire

get ready to make your first hire

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You may have heard it said that leaders are readers, and I would take it one step further to say readers make the best leaders. Today on the Joy to Lead® Podcast we’re exploring why this is true and how you can adopt an identity of reader, too! Listen to the episode now! Or, dive […]

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Why Leaders are Readers, and Readers Make the Best Leaders

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In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead® Podcast I’m asking a question prompted by the book Chief Joy Officer by Richard Sheridan. We’ll be reading this book as part of our book club inside the Joy to Lead® Leadership Academy, because it’s just so good! Today I’m exploring the concept of a no-firing policy, […]

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What If You Had a No-Firing Policy for Your Team?

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Have you ever just felt… stuck? In business, in growth, in life? Today on the Joy to Lead Podcast, designer and mindset coach Cassie Gudmundson shares how our limiting beliefs may be holding us back in ways we might not realize.  Cassie is an expert when it comes to looking inward, confronting uncomfortable limiting beliefs, […]

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Mastering Your Mindset with Cassie Gudmundson

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One of the riskiest endeavors you can make as an entrepreneur is hiring a new team member. You may find yourself asking yourself questions like: Who should you hire? What should you hire for? The biggest question of all, however, is are you READY to hire? Today on the Joy to Lead Podcast, I will walk […]

Business

11 Surefire Signs You’re Ready to Hire

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Hiring a new team member can be a risky endeavor. As an entrepreneur, you may have experienced or seen the financial difficulty that can come with making the wrong hires. In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead Podcast, we’re talking about how to build your team the right way so you are not losing […]

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How to Avoid Losing Money While Hiring

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