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Hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel, this podcast uses stories and reflection questions to support deeper thinking and exploration for listeners.

Rox walks with her clients, helping them contribute more and expand their influence, while enjoying the journey as they uncover patterns and habits that impede or inspire the future they seek. Her focus is on expanding awareness - self-awareness - and a deeper understanding of our impact in and on the world.

In 2021 she is focusing on resilience; why, how and what to do to expand it so we can make the most of the post-pandemic world we crave. 

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Apr 12, 2016

Are you a leader who needs to make a difference? 

If you are like any of my clients in the non-profit sector, you chose your path because of a purpose or passion you have. You chose to serve in a leadership role to be a catalyst for change and improvement.

Leaders who really want to make a significant difference will need courage to bring forward bold ideas, new perspectives and innovative approaches. As a result you will face the straw-man from time to time - if you are not prepared you may be shut down before you even begin.

NOW there is a twist to this BECAUSE when the senior leader employs the straw-man fallacy to silence members of his/her team, it can create huge challenges for the workplace and the future of the agency....so you will want to notice both when the straw-man is projected onto you and when you are deploying him yourself. 

The blog post includes some tips to help you manage this bias and as promised I describe an additional form of bias - The Self-serving Bias.

Listen especially for this week's iteration of my various definitions of what a bias is.

In the comment section share a variation of the definition that you think may offer a fun twist.

ImpactBank is in the business of coaching and mentoring senior leaders who are striving to master the art & practice of leadership in the non-profit sector.

Thank you to all the regular listeners. A special thanks to Kimberly for all your enthusiastic support and advice EVEN THOUGH YOU RECENTLY ASSURED ME YOU DON'T LISTEN TO PODCASTS; to Olivia, Emily, James, Brian and Alan for your direct and thoughtful feedback; to Augusta for the coaching (you really are kick-ass and I hear you in my head every week).

Thanks again to Greg and Rob for the Kickass Koach theme.

Next Time:   Are you making bad decisions about money and what if it hurts your agency or organization how much are your biases costing you...

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