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Leaders and Pivotal Leadership Teams . . .
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A Message from Gerrie
Did you gift yourself over the holiday
weekend with time to ‘pause’ and connect with what you’re grateful for this
I’ve been talking about planting a colorful cluster of flowers in my gardens
for the past two or three years, and decided to dedicate the time to add a
touch of beauty around my home. Although it was a physical project, I also
noticed that the creative process was relaxing and a way to ‘pause’ from my
Have you ever noticed … The time you take to pause often results in a
positive mindset and unexpected outcomes in the rest of your life?
As you’ll read in the article below, research points to a positive mindset
as a key to improving your productivity, creativity, and a whole host of
other great outcomes.
With the dynamic nature of our business
world today, you may be surrounded by people who are feeling anxious or
worse yet, disengaged, that makes it challenging for you to adopt a positive
So, take a moment to pause and consider . . . what is ONE thing that you can
introduce into your life that would increase your positive outlook?
Often, changing just ONE thing has a
cascading impact on many other areas of your life and reinforces your new
Happiness is proven to be a driver of
performance and a precursor to greater success! Read the Feature Article
below to learn about some unusual practices that a CEO initiated to increase
the positivity in his company’s high pressure situation.
Enjoy a uniquely perfect Summer day,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
stand out IN a crowd . . .
Features: What's Included ...
Speaking Events . . . Save the Date!
Our first LIVE Event … a
Gerrie Dresser and Stephanie McCullough!
- Friday, September
28, 2012 – 8:30am – 1:00pm: LIVE Mini-Retreat, co-facilitated by
of Sofia Financial
Corporate Center, 100 Matson Ford Rd., Building 4
Radnor, PA 19087
Leadership, Career, and Life Purpose!
Stephanie and I both discovered that one’s
relationship with money impacts their ability to live their life purpose,
ASK for what they’re worth, dare to be remarkable, and stand out
authentically for the unique impact that they bring to the world.
So, we decided to bring our complementary perspectives to a LIVE event to
help you be more purposeful in aligning all aspects of your life.
Do you remember Stephanie’s conversation on
our Virtual Café Conversation in March 2011? The topic that we discussed was
“Behavioral Finance . . .
Does your brain sabotage your financial success?”
If you missed it and want to listen to the Replay, click here to access the
We’ve intentionally limited the number of participants to foster the
conversation, community, and personal attention that is critical to shift
your mindset and behavior.
SAVE the DATE on your Calendar:
Friday, September 28, 2012.
More details to follow.
To learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to
your organization, click on link:
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"HAPPINESS as a Driver of Performance"
According to Therese Kienast,
Founder of Radical Leadership®, “Disengaged employees are costing U.S.
companies $370-$588 Billion annually in lost productivity and
this figure is growing at a rapid pace. Companies need new solutions,
and they need them now . . . disengagement is not just costing
companies, its costing all of us.”
The cost of disengaged employees was shocking to me, especially with the
increased focus on mindfulness, happiness, and well-being in the
media. The key to change is translating theory to the real world of work
with proven stories about bottom-line impact. These stories are growing!
Consider the story about Burt’s Bees, a personal-care products company
that was undergoing massive change in its global expansion into 19 new
countries. You can only imagine the amount of anxiety and uncertainty
that employees were feeling and the leaders’ frustration with trying to
keep their organizations focused.
Do you remember the statistics quoted in April’s newsletter about
people’s minds wandering nearly 50% of the time? If you add
environmental change of that magnitude to the equation, mind wandering
- What would you do in this high
Some managers have been known to
‘micro-manage’, schedule frequent meetings, and basically turn up the
heat. While other managers keep a ‘heads down’ approach and expect their
organizations to do the same.
But, which style is the most effective for improving productivity,
fostering a sense of ownership and pride in your work contribution, and
ultimately, having a positive impact on the bottom line?
Burt’s Bees CEO in 2010, John
Replogle, took a totally different approach!
- Sent out a daily email with
praise about one team member’s work on the global rollout.
- Reminded his managers to
talk with their teams about the company values.
- Hired Shawn Achor, CEO of
Good Think, to facilitate a 3-hour session on happiness.
According to one member of the
senior team, “Replogle’s emphasis on fostering positive leadership kept
his managers engaged and cohesive as they successfully made the
transition to a global company.” (Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2012,
The story stands out because of the CEO’s unique philosophy and
practices related to positive leadership and the belief that positive
mindset precedes the success.
Which philosophy do you
adhere to …
- Do you believe that you’ll
be happy WHEN you experience a positive outcome OR
- Do you believe that by
being happy and adopting a positive mindset, you ATTRACT more
positive outcomes, such as improved performance even in the face of
high pressure challenge?
Your Coaching Challenge:
In the next month, test out these two approaches and observe the
Success & Happiness: Which precedes the other?
- Dedicate one week to adopt
the mindset that you’ll be happy WHEN you experience a specific
- The next week, adopt the
mindset that you’re happy each day, thus ATTRACT positive outcomes.
- Which mindset resulted in
you feeling more focused, engaged, and creative? In other words, did
success precede happiness or just the opposite … did
happiness precede success?
Then, send me an email about
your observations and experiences.
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Unique Genius™ Coaching
Coaching is a confidential partnership between you, the
Client, and your Coach to help you achieve your next level of success faster
and with greater focus and clarity. Some of the benefits include . . .
- Positions you as a more influential leader
- Earn the respect and trust of other leaders across
all functional areas
- Other leaders easily recognize what's different,
relevant and unique about you
- Create loyal ‘brand advocates’ who endorse you
- Helps you forge collaborative partnerships across the
- You are sought out to lead high visibility, highly
leveraged and credible projects
Gerrie Dresser is an ICF
credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and practical, innovative
executive l personal brand coach and thought leader. She delivers high impact
individual and team coaching through the Unique
Genius™ Coaching Model.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Genius strategic consultation at
For more information about Gerrie:
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