Interior Matters by Alicia Rodriguez

What do you really want? How to lead and live with purpose

It’s Monday morning. The alarm rings. Do you wake up excited to start a new day? Or do you envision your day, and your week, as an onslaught of stress and negativity?
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Executive coaching: Get help with key global trends affecting your business

Executive coaching is no longer a trend, but a viable tool in talent and performance management for organizations. Sixty percent of organizations with strong coaching cultures report that their revenue is above average in their peer group.
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Networking that means business: Making the most of an event

Networking ultimately is one way to build your business, brand and reputation. Done authentically and with a personal touch, it will help you build all of these. Be thoughtful and diligent and this method will serve you well.
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Essential strategies for managing up and managing down

Emerging leaders today are caught between the employees they manage and the managers who manage them. Being adept at both managing up and managing down is a skill that requires acumen, finesse and confidence.
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Become a more resilient leader by steadily rebuilding your energy

Resiliency is not a luxury for CEOs. Like a bank account, if you withdraw from your wellness without replacing energy, you eventually end up energetically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally “bankrupt.”
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Begin creating your legacy now

As you age, you become more keenly aware of the quality of your existence and you may begin the deeper inquiry of your life. These transitions can be personal in nature — such as divorces, the marriages of your children or the arrival of grandchildren — or professional — such as retirement, the sale of your business, or mergers and acquisitions. One of the questions
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10 benefits of failing fast and often

As counterintuitive as it may sound, failing can lead to greater success and innovation. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs call it “failing forward” — failing quickly to learn quickly. In this process, feedback loops and iterations become essential to create success through failure.
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10 ways introverts can become better leaders

Too often, we associate a charismatic leader with competency. Yet not all great leaders are extroverted or charismatic. Some prefer to lead quietly and have learned how to do so while staying true to their nature, perhaps adapting a bit but not to the point where they are trying to be something they are not.
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What’s your corporate mythology?

Every organization has its own mythology, the stories it tells that help define who they are and how they came into existence. Some mythologies are novels full of grandiose events, some are memoirs full of insurmountable odds that were overcome and some are adventures with twists and turns that no one would have expected. And, of course, there are those that may or may not
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Alicia headshotABOUT ALICIA RODRIGUEZ: Alicia M. Rodriguez is founder of Sophia Associates Inc., an international executive and leadership coaching practice. www.sophia-associates.com. Contact her at alicia@sophia-associates.com or @aliciarod on Twitter.