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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.

Dec 4, 2017

Does it feel so good to "tell it like it is" - let people have it when you feel like it - that you are willing to reduce yourself to the workings of your amygdala; the raw reactions, emotions that exert themselves when you feel triggered. YES - it feels good! Leaders, who want to accomplish big things, need to be more thoughtful, if you ask me. The immediate satisfaction you will feel may be VERY short lived.

Have you thought about how to be REAL and thoughtful without giving in to your most base desires? To be a leader of substance you will do well to value how you make others feel.  

Being Gritty and down to earth is about A LOT more than "telling it like it is" and being a straight-talker.

An open and authentic leader knows how to be open and vulnerable without overwhelming others or giving up their vision and focus.

A thoughtful leader who has taken the time to polish up their message to clearly articulate and contribute to the bigger picture may be more effective in their message - isn't that what it's all about?

Next week's FQT (Fall Quick Tip); the Hint:  For what do you seek permission and for what, forgiveness?

Hey while you're here, learn a bit about the new course I've been testing in late 2017 called it takes Grit. I've been contracted to deliver the basics of this course at a few professional conferences and professional associations in both  2017 and 2018 and I plan to deliver the course in both classroom environments and on-line later in 2018.

Connect with me on LI and send me your questions or add a comment to one of my posts there- here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

How can I help you on-board your middle or senior leaders more successfully?

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada is zeroing in starting Fall 2017 to improve gender-based conversations AND  make a dent in sexual harrasment in the workplace.

It turns out the infamous #GoogleMemo was just the beginning this year and my choice to focus on Sexual Harassment in the #RRT this fall and winter was prophet. Who knew the conversation about sexual misconduct in professional settings would erupt so fully this fall!?

In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our quarterly newsletter - click HERE

The #RRTs are BACK with scheduled conversations from September 2017 - February 2018 - we'd love to meet you there and have a conversation- check out our Eventbrite page - share it and book mark it for yourself.