Kirsten E. Ross

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Are you an Inspiration or filled with Desperation?

Every once in a while I run across a great read that so succinctly says what I’ve been telling my clients for years. “The Oz Principle” by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman is one of them. It fires me up! Accountability, by their definition, is not derived through punishment and consequences but rather through ownership and empowerment. Their specific definition is:

Team Norms: What are Yours?

A norm is an often unstated rule that governs how people act in a group. New members of a team usually learn the norms through observation or trial and error. These norms can work for your business or against it. Left to their own devices, teams can become toxic, aka drama-filled! An employee arrives in a bad mood. The group norm is to complain and whine about everything. Perfect! He or she fits right in! Even a new employee who starts off with high energy can get sucked in and turn sour.

Leadership Lessons from a Climbing Adventure – Part 5 in a Series

It’s always fun to revisit an activity like that after years. You find that you have a whole new perspective. I am at a very different place in my life than I was when I last strapped those shoes on and tightened that harness.

I guess that I must still feel pretty at ease way up the wall because my mind was on more than where I would put my foot or hand next. I couldn’t help but think about how many analogies there are to make between climbing and leadership.
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Creating a Vision Board – Lessons Learned as I updated mine!

I just updated my vision board and want to share some lessons learned as this new one is much better than my last! Some simple tweaks that made all the difference!

A New Perspective May be Closer than You Think

This morning I was in my office early and was the first to arrive. I turned on just a few lights in adjacent hallways and suddenly found myself maneuvering down a dark path towards the back office, the light switch inconveniently located several feet behind.

Leadership Lessons from a Climbing Adventure – Part 4 in a Series

I went rock climbing recently. It was a ball! I used to make time for it consistently and hope to make it more of a priority again.

It’s always fun to revisit an activity like that after years. You find that you have a whole new perspective. I am at a very different place in […]

No Mission? You’ve Got Drama!

Yes, it’s true! I have been preaching it to my clients for years now. You must have a clear mission for your business. Why?

Leadership Lessons from a Climbing Adventure – Part 3 in a Series

I went rock climbing recently. It was a ball! I used to make time for it consistently and hope to make it more of a priority again. I couldn’t help but think about how many analogies there are to make between climbing and leadership.

Remove Your Junk and Be Who You Were Meant to Be!!

What barriers stand in the way of your being who you were meant to be and doing what you were meant to do? Kirsten explores some common barriers.

Leadership Lessons from a Climbing Adventure – Part 2 in a Series

I went rock climbing recently. It was a ball! I used to make time for it consistently and hope to make it more of a priority again. I guess that I must still feel pretty at ease way up the wall because my mind was on more than where I would put my foot or hand next. I couldn’t help but think about how many analogies there are to make between climbing and leadership.