Blog: Epiphanies at Work | Jill Malleck

As a coach and consultant, I enjoy writing on a variety of topics. Here is my latest thinking on leaders, teams and organizational development. If you want to read specifically about a certain topic, just click one of them below.

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The Facilitator as Conscious Sailor

The Facilitator as Conscious Sailor

I’m working on a Facilitation Skills course for leaders and thinking hard about how to distill 30 years of experience
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Want Leadership Presence? Inhabit Your Body

Want Leadership Presence? Inhabit Your Body

I’m coaching several youngish brilliant leaders who are passionate about their work. They suddenly find themselves with a great level
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Create a High Performance Team Culture

Create a High Performance Team Culture

I’m working with clients who are interested in building certain cultures in their organization. “We need more accountability” or “we
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What can a Team do in one day?

What can a Team do in one day?

A leader I’m coaching asks me about facilitating a day of team-building. The start of a new year is a
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Increase Accountability

Increase Accountability

Holding others accountable. It’s often easier said than done. One executive says she wants to see more accountability, at all
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Exploring Impatience at Work

Exploring Impatience at Work

Leaders and I are exploring the topic of impatience this week. One finds himself getting almost belligerent when others slow
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4 Steps to Move from Insight to Action

4 Steps to Move from Insight to Action

Hint: Being brilliant isn't enough. Just knowing how to do something doesn’t mean you can do it. Many brilliant leaders
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Here's how to show empathy

Here’s how to show empathy

Many of the leaders I coach are so focused on their work, and the attainment of goals, that they forget
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In Workplace Communications, Being Direct is Kind   

In Workplace Communications, Being Direct is Kind   

You’re sitting in front of an employee whose negative outlook and constant complaining is making it difficult for others to
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Is Retaining Millennials Possible ?

Is Retaining Millennials Possible ?

Employee turnover is the greatest issue facing HR I read today. Leaders say, forget retention, millennials are on the move,
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Running to build leadership confidence

Use Memory to Boost Self-Confidence

Self-confidence can be a game-changer for leaders, and so it comes up in Coaching. Followers expect to work with self-assured
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Manage Challenging Behaviours Part 2: The Non-Contributor

Manage Challenging Behaviours Part 2: The Non-Contributor

In preparation to facilitate new groups, I’m often warned by the leader about the team member who won’t participate. They
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Manage Challenging Behaviours: Part 1 The Devil's Advocate

Manage Challenging Behaviours: Part 1 The Devil’s Advocate

Your team is diverse - I think you get that. The latest issue of HBR promised to share the new
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Leaders Don't Ignore their own Anxiety

Leaders Don’t Ignore their own Anxiety

Anxiety surprises us by arriving unexpectedly. Perhaps you are put on a significant project, or your new boss hovers too
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Diagonal Leadership Graph

Leadership Development is a Diagonal Journey

Many leaders are right in the middle of their performance management cycle, so we’ve been talking about their development needs.
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Widen your perspective: Take Puppy Breaks

Widen your perspective: Take Puppy Breaks

Here’s what happened when I babysat a puppy lately. First, I learned to get my electric cords off the floor
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