Mar 07 2018

In our attention deficit world, how does one get noticed?  Develop a leadership brand. You can no longer rely on your hard work and great results to get you promoted.  A client of mine worked his whole life getting all the degrees and certifications he could. He got on all the right committees and demonstrated […]

Feb 01 2018

  Mission driven organizations sometimes frown upon self-promotion. I think it stems from our puritan/religious traditions that one is called to serve, not advanced through self-promotion. I’ve noticed this cultural trend over the years with several of our non-profit and healthcare organizations in particular. I recall how difficult it was for a coaching client from a non-profit healthcare […]

Jan 09 2018

When processing dozens, if not hundreds, of resumes, decision makers at the corporate level look for a personal brand that sets the candidate above all the competition.   This goes beyond any checklist of credentials or skills. Others may have exactly the same list. Instead, we’re talking about the personal characteristics you will bring to the […]

Dec 07 2017

 Although many coach trainees engage in mentoring as a credentialing requirement, the opportunity to participate in this self-directed learning is an excellent investment in yourself on both a professional and personal level. The support that comes from a coach mentor brings your learning to a different mastery level.Mentoring is a time to look at how […]

Nov 14 2017

By Susan Murphy Are you holding yourself back because of low confidence? Do you spend a lot of time “in your head” worrying, regretting, putting yourself down, and wishing things were different? Do you stop yourself from taking advantage of opportunities and reaching the success of which you know you are capable? Without confidence, you […]

Nov 08 2017

By The Quiet Leadership Institute In his new book Peak: Secrets of the New Science of Expertise, K. Anders Ericsson proposes that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us—it’s just a question of nurturing them via deliberate practice. What is deliberate practice? Deliberate practice is the breakdown of expertise into a  series of […]

Sep 13 2017

DeeAnn Palin joined the MFI team with a passion for helping companies go from good to great in a culture that frequently cringes at the thought of change.  A seasoned change management specialist, DeeAnn’s style is one of practical business approaches and exceptional communication. She teaches high-performance leadership and individuals the critical skills in executive […]