Kelly Wyngarden

  • Catch! The Secret to Active Listening.

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    “Heads up!” This familiar call alerts us to an incoming object by redirecting our attention to the current environment. Ok, it also helps us not get injured. Sometimes I think we should yell the same thing as we are talking with each other. As a facilitator and executive coach, I spend a lot of my […]

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  • Why Is Behavioral Change So Hard?

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    Even when we will reap huge benefits by changing habits, we are geniuses at inventing reasons to avoid change. We have mental urges to maintain the status quo. We fall back on a set of beliefs that triggers denial, resistance, and self-delusion. Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith writes about this “self talk” in his book Triggers: […]

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  • A Comprehensive Model for Leadership Development

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    Over the years we have found that many leadership development programs focus on one or two areas of development but not all the core competencies that create highly effective leaders. Some programs focus heavily on business acumen but leave out the leadership skills or vice versa. The impact is that leaders do not gain the […]

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  • Leadership and Power – Part 2

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    In part I of this blog series we explored the four types of Position Power. In this blog we will continue our conversation on Power as we explore Personal Power. Personal power is a leader’s personal influence. It has to do with the amount of respect, trust and support they have from others. We cannot […]

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  • Leadership and Power

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    The word power has an interesting presence in our language. It can be thought of as something strong, action oriented, or the ability to influence others and have a positive impact on others. We use language such as “I felt empowered” or “she is so powerful.” The shadow side of power is thought of as […]

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  • Mentoring as Part of Leadership Academies, Part 2

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    In the first installment of the series on Mentoring as Part of Leadership Academies, we defined mentoring, identified the primary objectives of mentoring, the critical role it plays in academy and how often mentors and participants should meet. In this blog article, we discuss the selection of mentors, the character traits of potential mentors, and […]

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  • Mentoring as Part of Leadership Academies, Part 1

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    I love the work we do with our clients in partnering with them to develop high impact Leadership Academies that deliver tangible business and personal results. These leadership academies use an integrated approach to learning that combines leadership theory with a blend of assessment, training, coaching, mentoring, assignments and year-long strategic initiatives to adequately prepare participants […]

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  • Leadership and Presence

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    When I am working with leaders in our programs there are four questions that I ask them to reflect upon that start the journey to leadership excellence. “How do people feel in your presence?”  Do they feel excited, calm, toxic, scared, nervous, empowered, shut down, happy, negative, cared for, dismissed, etc.? “How do you want people […]

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