If you want a team that can engage in healthy conflict, one that experiences high levels of investment and low levels of resistance, you need to focus on emotional intelligence (EQ). The first step is to grow an awareness of your own emotional landscape. Today’s episode provides you with the knowledge and tools to get started. […]
Episode 108: The End-of-Month Routine You Need
If you’ve set a goal or an intention for this year, or if you’ve identified a word to guide you, then you don’t want to miss this episode. Today, as we continue our January series designed to set you up to have a fantastic year, Elena shares the end of month routine you need to help you fulfill those visions. […]
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Episode 107: Three Steps to Better Decision Making
Do you struggle with decision making fatigue?
Do you want to make decisions with confidence, knowing they are aligned with what matters most and will support your vision and goals for the life you want to live?
If so, listen in today as Elena shares the three step decision-making process that will help set you up to live with intention and thrive this year. […]
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Episode 106: What Do You Need to Quit In Order to Stay?
This week we continue our January episodes focused on helping you get set-up to have a fantastic year. Today Bright Morning COO and podcast producer, LesLee Bickford, joins me and we dive into the juiciest question I’m asking and answering so far in 2022. You’ll hear where this question came from, how we’re currently answering it, and how this question will support your transformation. Listen in: you need this question in your rotation! […]
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10 Indicators of Good Decision Making Processes
If you lead a team, you most likely have facilitated decision-making processes. And I’m willing to guess they haven’t always gone as smoothly as you hoped. Perhaps you’ve tried to build consensus only to find you haven’t gotten anywhere. Or perhaps you’ve made a decision on behalf of your team only to find that people were upset they weren’t involved.
Decision-making can be hard work, especially when levels of urgency are high.
These 10 indicators of good decision-making processes can make it easier. […]
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4 Steps to Better Conflict
In order for teams to be effective, they need to have conflict. Not destructive conflict. Not where people shout or are passive aggressive or where pent up frustrations culminate in some sort of rupture. Teams need healthy conflict—the kind that allows for disagreements, different viewpoints, and a path forward that deepens relationships on a team.
In order to foster this kind of conflict, you need to plan for it. […]
Episode 98: When it Feels Like it’s Never Enough [a Coaching Conversation]
Today’s coaching conversation provides you with the opportunity to hear how Elena navigated a trifecta of challenges that emerged when a successful instructional coach recently moved into a dean of students role. While her commitment to her work has never waned, the resulting joy it provides her has. Listen in to hear how Elena and Maria’s conversation unleashes Maria’s inner-wisdom and provides a path forward. […]
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Have You Learned These Three Lessons Yet?
As I planned for our welcome back professional development days this fall, I wanted to create experiences that would leave our staff feeling connected, inspired, empowered and motivated to launch the year. I started the year with hope and optimism; I focused on slowing down and working to create emotionally, intellectually and physically safe environments for adults and for students. Then reality set. Within weeks I could see it everywhere I looked—educators are not well. […]
3 Lessons to Incorporate Into Your PD Planning This Year
Are you thinking about your own professional learning in the year to come? Here are three lessons we learned in 2021, what they mean for us in 2022 and potential implications for your own approach to PD. […]
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Four Questions If You Want to Lead for Equity
Today I’m sharing four questions to think through your readiness to center equity in your leadership or coaching practice. […]
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