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Leadership Development: A Toolkit for Aspiring Leaders

Do your career aspirations include continual forward progress with the goal of leading others? SSC Coaching introduces its Leadership Development Toolkit for those professionals aspiring to leadership positions. This toolkit is a practical course on leadership ship that reviews basic principals and the current model for leading in today’s economy that is powered by a […]

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Developing the Habit of Lifelong Learning

At every stage of life, learning or “sharpening the saw” is important to first achieving and then maintaining personal happiness, engagement, and well-being. It is the 7th Habit of Highly Effective People, as noted by Stephen Covey in his best selling book on the subject of personal leadership.   This seems easy when careers are young, […]

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How to Develop Leadership Skills

When you have high career aspirations, one thing you need to establish right off the bat is the fact that you can be a leader. Whether you’re new to a particular office environment or you’ve been thinking about a way to get to the position you really want, being a good leader is important. Everybody […]

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Podcasts for Leaders

Podcast listening has become a popular way to be entertained or to learn something on the go. Out for a run? Walking the dog? Long commute? Gardening? Podcast listening can be an absorbing alternative to music.   High achievers have also discovered that they are a valuable time management tool. Listed here is a summary of […]

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Leadership: Talent vs. Skill

Is leadership a talent or a skill? Do great leaders have a natural aptitude for motivating a group to achieve results? Or is leadership a skill that can be learned through training, experience and practice? Regardless of where you fall on this debate, successful leadership is fueled by a burning desire or deep commitment. You […]

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Navigating Difficult Conversations

  Nothing demonstrates leadership skills better than initiating and navigating difficult conversations.   It is normal to want to avoid these conversations. The thought of them brings up mental obstacles that we have acquired through our lifetime such as: fear of rejection, risk of causing offense, anxiety about not being able to handle the conversation well. […]

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How Leaders Use Text Messaging

Text messaging is a popular form of communication, particularly among the millennials where it is the preferred form of communication, easily replacing e-mail.   Equally popular is social media in its various forms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, various blogs and apps, etc.).   Spend time in any coffee shop or restaurant and you will see the prominence […]

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So You Think You Are a Leader?

You have people reporting to you – does that make you a leader? Technically, and according to Webster and Google, the answer is yes because you are the person that directs, (commands, guides, etc.) a group or organization.   But Webster and Google need updating.   A better definition today is this: Leadership is accomplishing change through […]

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