Author Archives for Sue Hawkes

Delivering Excellence #1305 

Published on February 23, 2024 Written by

Excellence is always an option. Sometimes, it’s evasive and when life is overfull, excellence seems harder to reach given the time constraints.   I don’t do well doing things halfway. In fact, I have so many ideas about what’s possible and how great something can be, it becomes hard for me to settle.   I’m learning how… View Article

Challenged? Try This #1304 

Published on February 22, 2024 Written by

Extending grace offers new pathways.  When you can remain curious during challenging times, keeping an open mind and an open heart, a new space for trust emerges.  The world is not either/or.   The mindset necessary to traverse great divides in opinion, perspective, and beliefs is a tricky balance of suspending what you believe long enough… View Article

Making Mistakes #1303 

Published on February 21, 2024 Written by

When your core values align with your employees, clients, partners and vendors, you can make mistakes.   When trust is high, and you’ve delivered on what you said time after time, you can make mistakes.  When you go the extra mile, especially when it’s not required or expected, you can make mistakes.  When you’ve done none… View Article

It’s Not a Problem #1302 

Published on February 20, 2024 Written by

Reframing your language is more than putting a “positive spin” on your language and thinking. It’s about redirecting energy.  When you focus on something being difficult, bad, sad or a problem, you’re essentially saying your circumstances are the way that it is, will be and you can’t do anything about it. This leads to being… View Article

Do You Receive? #1301 

Published on February 19, 2024 Written by

One of the requests I make at the workshops I lead is to “be willing to receive as much as you give.”  Believe it or not, this is a challenge for many leaders.  Are you a good receiver?  When people compliment you, do you immediately reciprocate with a compliment back out of habit, obligation, or… View Article

Lessons Learned after 1300 Daily Blogs #1300

Published on February 16, 2024 Written by

After writing 1300 daily blogs, here’s what I’ve learned at this moment on the journey. I am keenly aware I’m disrupted internally and that’s a good thing. I believe I’m in some form of transition…again. I’m excited to see all that emerges as we move into our Annual Planning next week and we move through… View Article

Your Hour #1299 

Published on February 15, 2024 Written by

You owe yourself one hour a day for self-care. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day.  That’s less than 5%.  It matters, it really does. Make it count.  At one point in my life, I read this and… View Article

Reframing Failure #1298 

Published on February 14, 2024 Written by

Is it really failure when things don’t work? Often, we look at the lack of results we intended as a failure, when perhaps it’s something more.   I am a learner; I often refer to myself as a lifelong learner. I value reading, learning organically and in workshops, from digital sources and books, and really any… View Article

Choose the 20% #1297 

Published on February 13, 2024 Written by

As a leader, you’re tasked with two things: leading people and managing results. If you can do both well, you are the magician most of us want on our team.   Any given day, you can defer to the easier of the two given your skillset. Certainly results, when mostly attainable from our own actions, are… View Article

Full Commitment #1296 

Published on February 12, 2024 Written by

Commitment. Your 100% commitment only happens when you weigh in, discuss, debate, and challenge ideas, issues, and opportunities in an unfiltered way. If you withhold, even a little, (like choosing to “pick your battles” or conserve your energy for a better time), you can’t be in 100%.   One of the best results from healthy discussion… View Article


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