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Most people think that the goal is to move up the invisible ladder they’re climbing until they get to the top. The challenge is that they don’t notice when the rungs change. The footholds that they mastered at the bottom of the ladder are dramatically different from the ones they need to acquire to keep climbing. 

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Things at work were stressful, to put it mildly. Stupid policy changes were getting in the way of doing great work. No matter where you turned, people were talking about the new policy and not saying nice things. The CEO put out clever messaging via the standard channels, but people weren’t buying what he was selling. It was ugly. 

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Over the years, I’ve worked with many coaching clients who wanted to be “the leader”.  They wanted a bigger title, more money, recognition, and prestige as if it would finally unlock their hearts, unleash their passion, and create a fulfilling life.  I hated to break it to them, leadership ain’t easy.  There are easier paths to take… which is why we start our work with why are they compelled to lead.

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