STEPS to Leadership / Steve Wilson

A Leadership Message + Video from Steve Wilson, ICAN Faculty Member STEPS to Leadership: Guts to Guidelines + Reactive to Responsive I’m Steven Wilson, and I am an ICAN Faculty Member for their customized leadership development programs and I’m also a leadership development coach. Recent events in both the world and this country have shined a light on a very malevolent flaw in humanity. And that is our inability to disagree agreeably. To address difficult issues with poise, professionalism, and respect. To demonstrate that we value those we differ with, not because they agree with us, but simply because they
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Finding Your Inner Guardian / Karen Baldwin

A Leadership Message + Video from Karen Baldwin, ICAN Faculty Member Finding Your Inner Guardian: The Wise Voice Leading the Way I’m Karen Baldwin and I’m an ICAN program leader for both Defining Leadership and ICAN custom programs. I’m also an executive coach. Whether I’m teaching a class or coaching someone, the topic of self-doubt always seems to come up in our conversations. During this pandemic and these uncertain times, it’s not a surprise that many of us start to have doubts about our ability to function in our new environment. Everyday can seem like we are starting over from
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It’s a Pre-Event! A Keynote Video Conversation / Susan Henricks with Deloitte’s Erica Volini

A Video Conversation: Susan Henricks talks Resilience, Empathy and Workplace Adaptations and More with 2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Opening Keynote, Deloitte’s Erica Volini ___________________________________________ Today, May 13, was the original day we to be holding our 2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference, before current circumstances led us to reschedule. So, we’re thinking of our attendees and thought now is the perfect time to come together and begin looking forward to our new date of August 19! In honor of this, today we are excited to bring you a very special video conversation as a “pre-event”! ICAN’s Susan Henricks joined our
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Calm the Anxious Brain / Dawn Gelderloos

A Leadership Message + Video from Dawn Gelderloos, ICAN Faculty Member How to Calm the Anxious Brain Hello Everyone! I’m Dawn Gelderloos. I am a program leader for ICAN’s Defining Leadership Series and custom programs and a leadership development coach for ICAN. In my home state of Colorado, I am also a volunteer firefighter and an Emergency First Responder. I’d like to take a few minutes to talk with you about how we can calm the anxious brain in times of uncertainty. As a first responder, I’ve experienced the surge of adrenaline in a crisis. I remember an incident back in
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Being Braver + Authentic / Nicole Bianchi with Susan Henricks

A Leadership Message + Video from Nicole Bianchi with Susan Henricks Nicole Bianchi’s Being Braver Series Thank you to ICAN Friend and Faculty Member, Nicole M. Bianchi, PCC, SPHR, for inviting Susan Henricks to be part of her awesome leadership series on being braver. We love it! A great message on the meaning and importance of authentity and bravery, now and always. Enjoy! —- If we’re going to get through this, we need to be more authentic. That’s why it’s so important to listen to Susan Henricks, CEO of ICAN as she shares her strategies for being both authentic + braver. This is a
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Building Resilience / Laura Roccaforte

A Leadership Message + Video from Laura Roccaforte, ICAN Faculty Member Building Resilience During Uncertain Times The coronavirus has brought significant changes to all of our lives – businesses are closed, we’re sheltering in place, working from home and wondering what our lives will look like when it’s safe to go back to work and life. We may be feeling anxiety about the future; sadness about losing our normal routine and what brought us joy; and we may feel anger about being in this situation at all. All of those feelings are normal.  We’ve lost the comfort of life as
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Now is the Time for Leadership / Susan Henricks + The ICAN Team

A Leadership Message from Susan Henricks, ICAN President & CEO, in response to COVID-19 First and foremost, I hope you and your family are well. Please continue to use your strong leadership qualities in both your work and personal lives. Now more than ever employees are looking for strong and empathetic leaders to lead them through these uncertain times. We here at ICAN are working from home until March 31, at which time we will reevaluate the situation. We are conducting our ICAN work, taking care of our families and being good citizens. If you need to reach us, please
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Perspectives & Possibilities – Global Virtual Teams / Karen Cvitkovich

  By Karen Cvitkovich Mosaic Global Solutions As I hung up the phone from a diagnostic interview with a member of a virtual, global team I had a kind of pit in my stomach. I had agreed to facilitate a face-to-face teambuilding for a US / Israeli team that had just been brought together after an acquisition. Things were tense. I knew this and that was why the teambuilding was happening; yet I was struck by how angry they seemed to be with one another. I heard more than once from those I interviewed, “Some of these people I have
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TRANSFORMING TEAMS

By Nicole Bianchi, SPHR and PCC, and Todd Darnold, PhD If you think about it (and we have), the majority of work gets done by high-performing teams. Even entrepreneurs who are sole proprietors most likely have vendors who help them run their business. No one truly goes through this life alone – or shouldn’t anyway. Working on an exceptional team can be extremely rewarding. Productive, smart teammates can bring up your game, and together, you can accomplish more than each of you individually. Highly impactful teams can defy math: one plus one can equal three – and then multiply that
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