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Letting Go of Control – 6 Lessons from the Portfolio

Recently I’ve been talking with several of my coaching clients, with my fellow Elements Massage franchisees, and with my nonprofit colleagues about the importance of letting go of control. Theoretically, we all agree that we want to delegate more. We want to empower our people & free up our own time. We are also committed to results, and reluctant to take the chance that they won’t be delivered – often because we’ve been burned when extending that trust in the past. Here are six key lessons I’ve gleaned from the wise folks in my portfolio.

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What changes do you want from the new year?

Are you happy in your work? According to the Conference Board’s annual Job Satisfaction Survey, half of you (on average) are not. REALLY?? Maybe it’s just that we haven’t yet recovered from the dark days of a broken economy –

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Happy Holidays!

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A Call for Work & Life Integration

This article was recently published in the Alumni Newsletter of The Leadership Ascent. I participated in this profound program in 2001, when it was called the Women’s Leadership Institute. Earlier this year, The Leadership Ascent received HR.com’s Global Leadership 500 Excellence

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Who You Know Is As Important As What You Know

I ran across a discussion in one of my LinkedIn groups around why “98% of resumes don’t work.” The poster was referring to the fact that many of her clients are finding that they apply for jobs or send in

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Announcing New Services

In response to numerous requests, I have decided to offer mini-packages for those who just need some help updating and refreshing their resume and LinkedIn profiles, writing cover letters, and preparing for interviews. To be honest, I’ve been giving this service away

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How Verbs Can Set You Free

Coaching and mentoring isn’t just about giving. I learn as much from those I coach and mentor as they learn from me, regardless of what stage of their career they’re in. One of my clients recently reflected on a lesson

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KIND, you’re kinda focused on the wrong things

I just don’t get this. Perhaps my sensitivity to brand incongruence is heightened because I recently read Denise Lee Yohn’s What Great Brands Do. Perhaps I’m biased, because I’m a huge fan of Clif Bar. Or perhaps Kind is really

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Fancy Food Bites

One benefit of living just outside San Francisco is that this is definitely Foodie Heaven.  Anyone who loves food can just spend days wallowing in the variety, the freshness, the quality and the innovation – in ingredients, in restaurants, in

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Resolutions, Part II

So much great discussion ensued from my last post that I wanted to be sure & share a couple of additional thoughts that came from readers. In response to #3 (Be Specific & set SMART goals), Mike White, a fellow

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Monica Hahn is a consultant who provides marketing and brand strategy, based in the San Francisco Bay area. Monica is also a career and executive coach who works in person or virtually.

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Kevin Price interviews Monica Hahn of Hahn Solo Strategy. Monica Hahn is a consultant who provides marketing and brand strategy, based in the San Francisco Bay area. Monica is also a career and executive coach who works in person or virtually.

Listen to my interview with Kevin Price on "The Price of Business."