Disclaimer: This may create a more fulfilling decade.

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Welcome to a new decade.  You begin the 2020s with new opportunities for personal fulfillment.  New decades often cause us to reflect deeper and consider the longer term.  For those less successful, they don’t reflect or plan, but just keep plodding along expecting different results.  Personally, I’m starting the new decade with a spirt of […]

Are you a “Death by Meeting” Leader?

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Over 20 years ago, I was teaching Effective Meetings at a small training firm in Silicon Valley. Naomi Chavez was a manager at Cisco Systems attending my class, and she was so pleased that she recruited me to go to work at Cisco Systems. I’ll always be grateful for my Cisco experience, when at this […]

Executive Presence: Three Universal Dimensions for Your Own Influence

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The Three Universal Dimensions of Executive Presence (EP) By Courtney Jackson, Research Associate and Project Coordinator, The Caleb Consulting Group Executive Presence (EP), as Sylvia Ann Hewlett puts it, “is a precondition of success”, and is made up of three not so secret, ingredients necessary for achieving power and having your voice heard, all while […]

The REAP Principles of Influence: 4 Ways to Increase Your Influence in 2019

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Rodney Jackson is the founder of Caleb Consulting Group, with a mission is to help individuals become more influential, teams become more aligned, and organizations get better results. Rodney is certified through the International Coach Federation, and teaches influence skills at the Cornell University Dairy Executive Leadership Program and The University of California, San Diego […]

Are You Dealing with Difficult People?

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  Several years ago, I read The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.  The first sentence in chapter one says: “It’s not about you.”  So, I decided to put it down. After all, why bother?  Reading about my purpose should be about me, shouldn’t it? Contrast that with every book I’ve read on conflict and […]

People Are Talking About You Around the Water Cooler

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People Are Talking About You Around the Water Cooler When you move into leadership in the corporate world, you become the one everyone talks about around the water cooler.  It’s the reality of leadership. The relationship has changed forever. And the longer you stay in the role, no matter what you do, it seems harder […]

March is Over. Thank You for a Great Month!

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March has now come and gone.  I’d like to thank you for a productive and fulfilling month.  This month, you’ve allowed us to lead:  36 hours of executive coaching 10 executive 360 reports and development plans 4 Cohort Leadership Coaching Sessions 12 days of leadership development training 40 Behavioral Assessments, using DiSC 6 Web-based Seminars […]

When The Call You a Cowboy in Amsterdam, It is No Compliment

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When They Call You a Cowboy in Amsterdam, It is No Compliment And Other Difficult Lessons Learned at Cisco Last week, I shared Five Positive Lessons learned while at Cisco Systems.  You can find that article at: http://www.caleb-consulting.com/the-positive-and-painful-lessons-i-learned-at-cisco/ This week, I provide the Five Challenging or Difficult Lessons Learned.   Enjoy!   When they call you […]