Cultivate Summer 2021 newsletter

Cultivate Summer 2021 newsletter

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Cultivating a formula for success

Kim Denney is no stranger to facing uncertainty in business – just look at the extremes in the Seattle real estate market over the last 15 years. She started her home staging business just before the market crash of 2008. Her mantra then, like now, was “be flexible.” This mindset has fueled her success. When asked during our recent interview what advice she would give to new business owners she excitedly exclaimed “get after it,” but then cautioned to balance that with a heavy dose of being prepared. Read more

Cultivating your style

Having self-awareness and taking the time to cultivate your authentic style can be a game changer. Pamela Forgrieve, Certified Image Consultant and Director of Operations at our partner Michael Bruce Image Consulting, gives advice on how to make your style reflect you. Read more

Personal Assessments – Friend or Foe?

The first time I did a personal assessment for work it felt weaponized. My work group was given a personality-style test that told us what kind of team member we were. I remember the results felt...Keep Reading

Summer listening

Debbie Collard, Seasons Leadership co-founder, is a special guest on Joe Winters Jr.'s Daily Path podcast. She talks about professional coaching, how to become one and getting out of your own way. Listen Now

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Get to the Point!

How to effectively implement “bottom-lining” in your leadership

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Miraculous Winter is Transformative

Winter is the time to rest, and it is essential to do so. Take a clue from nature. Notice the trees and their bare limbs. It looks like nothing is happening, but trees conserve energy through miraculous cellular adjustments. At the same time, their roots gather the soil's nutrients and water to have enough energy to grow buds for new leaves and flowers in the spring. Without the winter, trees would not have the energy to renew themselves.

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Practicing Grace Makes the World Better

I suggest we allow ourselves and others some latitude of grace. We can start by assuming that people have positive intent and are trying their best. I’m not saying we shouldn’t hold people accountable, and I am dismayed when we twist definitions to allow abusive or immoral behavior but to err is human.

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