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Susan Taylor Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Susan Taylor, co-founder & CEO of Generon International, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Susan joins other Forbes Coaches Council members who are hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and…

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Why Leadership is Essential for Success

Why Leadership Training is Essential for Success With noble intentions, organizations in the United States spend nearly $200 billion dollars on leadership training. And I’m sorry. Whenever I hear the word “training”, I think of monkeys. Or sea lions at Sea World spinning balls on their noses. Can leaders even be trained? The jury’s still…

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Why Effective Leaders Listen

I Hear What You’re Saying, but…: You’ve been working on a proposal for weeks about an idea you have for your organization. The day has finally come. You’re in the Board room, seated in front of the Executive Team, presenting your PowerPoint slides in a most professional manner. Talking the members of the team through…

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Real Leaders Cry

  “Just hold it together, Susan; just keep it together.” I can’t tell you how many times I have said these very words to myself over the past 18 months, the most recent being a few short days ago. I was driving my youngest daughter to the airport; it was Christmas Eve. This was going…

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Leading is Serving

      Making my way home from a business trip to Houston, waiting for my flight to board, I busied myself by researching some articles on leadership. Hobby Airport was busier than I have ever seen it – thousands of people bustling around, standing in long lines, even running to catch flights, carrying bags…

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Synchronicity in Business

Become Curious, Become Inquisitive   You’ve been thinking about a dear friend or colleague for the last 3 days. On the third evening, the phone rings. You answer; and the person calling is the very person who has been on your mind and heart. You walk into a bookstore to browse with no intention of…

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The Great-ful Leader

  Thanksgiving. An annual holiday in the United States, honoring the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621; and a time when most of us consider all the things for which we are thankful.

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The Starting Point of Everything

The Power of Intention This past weekend, I was chatting with my friend and business partner, Jacky Voncken. She was preparing a design block for a workshop she is delivering to the younger generation of a large organization in the Netherlands. Having viewed the Elements videos on Generon’s website, Jacky asked me, “Which 3-minute video…

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Conscious Leadership is Knocking On Doors

  I have been traveling for the past two weeks – first to Austin, Texas where Generon had a presence at the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit and then to Houston to conduct some Generative Interviews for one of our clients. Each October, Conscious Capitalism hosts its CEO Summit. Invited participants are revolutionary CEOs committed to…

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Dialogue in Action: Creating Meaning through Words

Dialogue is a transformative process – a symmetrical form of communication distinct from conversation, discussion and debate.  It is the only interaction where participants act as peers, driven by authentic curiosity and respect rather than power.  Power relationships often inhibit the combination and interweaving of ideas that characterize Dialogue.  Dialogue goes beyond ordinary conversation because…

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