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It’s Not Just ANY Question!

By Barb Ward  Have you ever been in a conversation with someone when they asked you a question that stumped you? On one hand, the answer seems simple, but then on second thought, maybe that isn’t the answer you really “feel”. These questions cause you to pause, and...

Powerful Questions Release Possibilities

By Mystie Johnson Foote, MD, MBA  One of my favorite powerful questions evokes a pause to consider a new possibility. Whether it is asked of me or if I ask another, there is a magical moment of awareness that anything is possible.   Powerful questions typically...

The Value of Coaching

By: Laurie Cure When you hear the word coaching, what comes to mind?   The term coaching invokes different meanings for various individuals. For some, coaching is part of a disciplinary performance management process when employees and leaders are not effective...

The Power of Coaching

By Mystie Foote, MD  I remember being in my first administrative leadership role when I was introduced to coaching.  Just a few days before this introduction, I had started as Chief Medical Officer at a large hospital.  The introduction came through an invitation to...


By Holly LeMaster Our human lives are certainly complicated and can feel dull and unfulfilling at times. Who among us, in moments of reflection and contemplation, hasn’t wondered, Is this all there is? Why am I here? What is mine to do? One’s purpose emerges from our...

Innovation = Competitive Advantage

By Reta Coburn  In today’s business environment, you would be hard pressed not to find some reference to innovation in an organization’s strategic plan or a leader’s annual objectives. Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes, from improving existing products and...

Innovation – Ideas or Action?

By Barb Ward  When you think about the word innovation, what comes to mind? Making things better? Staying relevant in the marketplace? Meeting performance expectations? You would be hard-pressed to find a leader that does not think innovation is a critical part of...

Is Humor Your Leadership Superpower?

By Mystie Johnson Foote, MD, MBA    If you Google “Leadership and Humor” you will undoubtedly find numerous articles, some more scholarly than others, about how humor and leadership go hand in hand. In fact, I discovered that some business schools have an entire class...

A Little Humor Can Go a Long Way!

By Barb Ward  How many times have you heard the phrase, “Oh lighten up,” or “Laugh a little?” Humor through laughter, light-heartedness, and humility is powerful. When you laugh, your body creates a chemical response which releases endorphins that, in turn, relieve...

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