Accountability + Empathy = Results

March 8th, 2016 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Our research shows that compassion is anything but soft…Based on taking ownership and being proactive, the Compassionate Leader Model shows four distinct ways of relating to others.  Take a look here: Compassionate Leader Model Is my behavior Proactive or Reactive?   Leaders find themselves thinking and behaving above the line (the horizontal axis) when they are […]

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Bouncing Back from a Set-back

March 6th, 2014 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Brooks and Grayson both get cut from the team. Grayson accepts that he is not a good player and gives up baseball, but Brooks doubles down and plays harder, convinced that his next tryout will be more successful. Terry and Jack’s performance was a disappointment, and their report was judged a failure. Jack sees the […]

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August 23rd, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Golf…I’ve always wondered about the fascination with golf, and certainly never thought it would be a sport for me.  Emily, my daughter, and I took lessons this summer.  Perhaps it was the gorgeous, warm but low-humidity summer that gives the season a great reputation, or perhaps it was some unique mother-daughter time. A serene, park-like […]

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The Tale of Two Cookies

July 31st, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.   She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That that the man sitting beside her, as […]

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July 28th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I suppose leaders (people!) who talk too much top the list for what not to do on the interpersonal skills list. Uggh.! Talk 1/3, listen 2/3….just doesn’t resonate with some people.  Maybe that’s why I still like the acronym WAIT – it stands for Why Am I Talking? It asks for some self-awareness around purpose, […]

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You Can’t Predict a Breakthrough

May 31st, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Remember the pogo stick?  Other than riding a bike without training wheels, it was one of the first activities I remember having to really practice over and over again before I got it. To get just a couple of jumps on this one-legged device before falling off was tough in the beginning! Once a couple […]

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What do you see?

January 18th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

What do you see in this very moment… Winter isn’t my season of choice. In fact, I often have to stretch myself to see the beauty of the season – things look stark, dull and lifeless.  As I have watched this season, however, there is a beautiful stillness, a peace, even a strength behind it […]

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