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ImpactBank's the Kickass Koach is hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel. Rox uses stories and tips to support your thinking and exploration as a workplace leader.

Rox is a leadership coach & mentor and Performance Consultant who supports leaders as they move into a new role helping them to navigate the early stages of the opportunity effectively avoiding common mistakes.

As a Performance Consultant, Rox helps organizations assess, create, and sustain engaging workplace cultures that are happy and healthy. Along with a specialized consortium of professionals, we surface opportunities for innovation and growth, helping you build your capacity to leverage your workplace cultures and achieve your desired results.

May 21, 2018

Are you comfortable feeling uncomfortable? It's worth the effort.

At the same time - helping those working with and for you feel more comfortable, like they belong and are valued, will pay dividends.

If that seems contradictory, it may be worth thinking about more deeply.

This week's Quick Tip: you will generate...


May 14, 2018

Practice Makes Permanent. It's how your brain works! You embed habits and practices by repetition. When Browning shared this while covering figure skating in the Olympics, he was referencing muscle memory and YET, using this principle in every part of our lives, including leadership, is healthy and effective.

You will...


May 7, 2018

Have we become addicted to taking sides at the expense of our ability to collaborate or cooperate to get real things done?

Critical thinking in leaders requires something more than the ability to see two sides to any issue. Leaders who develop a willingness to see and work within nuance may be better prepared to lead...


Apr 30, 2018

The power to:

  1. listen and be curious;
  2. engage new and more expansive perspectives;
  3. amplify the voices and personal power of others; or 
  4. make meaningful change.

As a leader you make a choice every day how to use both your personal power (a power each of us enjoys) and your positional power (which is the power you must...


Apr 23, 2018

 

 

Leading from the front may be a great strategy AND YET like most approaches, it is not ALL great!

Leaders who seek to anticipate and get ahead of problems need a unique perspective. This approach requires a healthy curiosity and a response mindset; sounds GREAT. Well there is a down side too - these leaders can...