Posts by Jennifer McEwen

Acknowledging the Overwhelm

A different kind of overwhelm seems to be setting in for some right now with work. Requests from customers to meet in-person again, having to show up in the office full bore, added traffic doubling some commute times…you name it. If you are feeling extra exhausted lately, you are not alone. The mental toll from…

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Leadership Lessons from Dog Training

Have you ever been told NOT to do something, and that made you want to do it even more? There is a reason for that: Where you focus your attention is also where you maintain attention. Telling someone NOT to do something literally engages their mind towards the very thing you don’t want them to…

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Leadership Impact Starts on the “Inside”

It’s a special day at LAITHOS: We three, as Co-Founders, incorporated our business three years ago on April 20th. Three is my favorite number, so I am taking this opportunity to celebrate what we stand for: creating leadership impact. Our journey began five years ago with a single, little idea and has blossomed into a…

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Filling Those Shoes

My father was one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. He inspired me as a child to lead from integrity and responsibility. I have attempted to follow in Dad’s footsteps; yet, I never quite lived up to what I sensed he envisioned for my life. John Fibelkorn was a man who dedicated…

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Knowing What’s Essential

It can be a real struggle to focus when so many things seem to require our attention. My own to-do lists used to be long and rather ambitious. Then, I started noticing that the more I tried to do, the less I got done. Now I know that I accomplish my best work when priorities…

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Dare to Be You

Have you ever stuck your neck out and then regretted doing so because it didn’t go as expected? Did you then hesitate the next chance you had to share your beliefs, ideas, and/or convictions? If so, you may have made yourself smaller, choosing to show less of the real you. Less you means less impact.…

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Initiating Requests for Help

When you’re really, really busy—I mean head-spinning busy—it might not seem the time to reach out for help. In fact, it is the perfect time to request help. Why? Doing too much at once overstimulates the brain, resulting in distorted thinking. When our brains are on overload, we are less resourceful. So, “grinning and bearing…

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You and 2021

Let’s face it: 2020 was a trying year. And throughout it all, people stepped up and continue to do so. They provide health services, ensure grocery stores have items to buy, and so much more. We each have stepped up and continue to do so. We carry on when things seem out of control or…

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Employees as Customers

I love helping companies link organizational culture and business results. I get to help people do more by building their leadership. And I get really jazzed about also helping organizations create positive customer experiences. When I say the word customer, you may be thinking of the people who buy things from a company. Yes, and…

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Choosing Community

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I have turkey on my brain…and stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a little pumpkin pie to go with my whipped cream! And…community, as I am spending the week with my family this year. There’s a reason many people don’t dine alone at Thanksgiving: they want to share gratitude with others.…

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