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Leadership Crisis

Leadership Is For Everyone In Times Of Crisis—And Beyond

As we watch the world’s leaders attempt to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, we can see how careers and reputations can be made or broken depending on how a leader manages a crisis. During this time, corporate leaders are facing the same scrutiny and challenges as government leaders. All of our leaders are being called to…

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Finding My Moment Of Truth And Becoming A Personal Leadership Coach

I’ve always wanted to write a book about people’s “moments of truth.” I am fascinated with stories about people who change their lives in deliberate and meaningful ways. What were their defining moments? When did they know they had no choice but to venture out on a new path, and not turn back? At what…

Susan Mahoney Personal Leadership Holiday

3 Ways To Give Yourself The Gift Of Personal Leadership This Holiday

The holidays bring so many expectations, some of joy and togetherness and others that reflect so much stress, so much family drama—just, so MUCH! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed this time of year. Let’s take a deep breath and think a bit differently about how to make the holidays an opportunity for learning, personal growth,…

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Facing Your Resistance To Change And Moving Past It

I consider myself an agent of change. I’ve spent most of my career as a consultant, helping organizations improve sales results via some kind of change in training, coaching, technology, or leadership. For these interventions to deliver results, the people involved also need to change their beliefs, practices, and behaviors. However, most people don’t like…

Susan Mahoney Adaptability Quotient

Just When You Figured Out EQ–There’s Another Q You Need To Understand

I have a friend who owns a financial advisory firm with a few partners. Early on, when they formed, we determined each partner’s “Q” factor. My friend was deemed the one with “IQ”  (the smart one), Bob had “EQ” (the feeling one) John had “GQ” (for his good looks and snazzy dress) and Peter was…

Teenagers Can Teach You About Leadership

12 Powerful Things Teenagers Can Teach You About Leadership

I recently spent a week as a camp counselor at a leadership camp for high school seniors. As I drove up into the mountains to the camp, I realized I didn’t know very much about what to expect. I’d asked several people connected to the camp about what it might be like. The answers I…