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Drum roll, please. Top 5 posts from 2016

December 20, 2016 Sarah Breigle

The end of the year is a time for reflection—What did you accomplish? What fell off of your to-do list? What are your goals for the coming year? What are you most excited about?

For the editorial staff of our blog, it’s a time where we take a look back and see what resonated with our readers and how we can plan to better provide you with what you want to read. As it turns out, topics like purpose, coaching, change and transition, and women in leadership were top-of-mind for you—so, without further ado, here are the top five stories of 2016:

1.    Are you fulfilling your life purpose? Answer these 7 questions
There are no rigid formulas for how to write your purpose statement as a leader, mentor or coach, but there are many helpful techniques to assist you. Here are 7 ideas that have brought powerful results to many people. Use them to see what you can discover about yourself and your dreams.

2.    Got 20 minutes? Try the 6-question approach to coaching
Worried about leading your team to a successful 2017? Now is the time to commit to regular team coaching conversations. Not sure how to get started? In this short video, Marshall Goldsmith shares six simple questions to make this daunting task more feasible.

3.    Leaders in Transition: The Cards Are Stacked Against You
If you are taking on a new role, have recently joined an organization, or are in the midst of a transition with a new team…take note! Good intentions will not lock in your success—a plan you execute consistently will. Check out these 7 Essentials for your 2017 road map.

4.    Women leaders, it’s time to own our part of the problem
It’s true: organizations need to address the factors that keep women from advancing. And, it’s also our job as leaders to do our part. This short video offers a look at the seven hurdles that could be getting in your way—and how you can shift your thinking—starting now.

5.    “Us” versus “Them”: How Cultural Norms Undermine Change
Does your organization have an “us” versus “them” culture? You might be surprised to learn how cultural norms are impacting your ability to drive change.

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