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Kathleen Schafer
Kathleen Schafer
Leadership expert Kathleen Schafer works with people throughout the world to understand their unique leadership skills and how to work with others in the process of change. Her goal is to provide guidance for those engaged in transformative change in their lives, their organizations and communities
 
Jun. 30, 2011 5:50 pm
How many times have we been in situations where we think, “if this person would just . . .” It doesn’t matter if it is a coworker or a spouse we know the issue at hand could be easily addressed if the other party would just do something different. Our frustration rises as we look to the other person for the solution to our problem—when, in fact, we are the only person who is capable of ensuring...  Read More
Jun. 22, 2011 4:55 pm
The recipe for developing a career you love is not what most people believe it to be. With many of my coaching clients, they come thinking that there is a “perfect job” out there waiting to be discovered and if they can just find it and present themselves in the best way to their perspective employers then voila—the start of a beautiful career is in place. Sadly, this fantasy scenario rarely...  Read More
Jun. 14, 2011 5:54 pm
As I ponder topics for my blog, I often look to issues that are coming up with my clients, family, friends, or those with whom I have recently interacted. I enjoy looking at shared stories and themes, and just like Twitter, my experience has taught me that there are trending topics in life. The one that is currently on the front burner is fear of being real in relationships—there is a universal...  Read More
Jun. 9, 2011 7:27 pm
Even typing the word vulnerable puts me into a quiet, soft mood—not normally the way most people would describe me. In a world where we are taught that harm lurks around every corner and we need to watch our backs, the last thing we want is to be vulnerable. Yet, what kind of world have we created when each of us is constantly on guard, wary of the next assault? Webster’s defines vulnerability...  Read More
Jun. 7, 2011 7:18 pm
“What if?” These two words can be an empowering combination or they can be the first step down a path of keeping us locked into limiting patterns. Each day, hundreds of times, we are faced with the opportunity to make choices that lead us toward our dreams or away from them and for far too many of us, the tug of thoughts that tell us we “can’t” or “won’t” are far stronger than those that lead us...  Read More
Jun. 1, 2011 11:35 am
In a recent column in the Washington Post, former Clinton administration official Elaine Kamarck asked the compelling question, can a grown-up win the presidency? She goes on to discuss that the chatter classes often can see the merits of the well-versed, established candidate while the public likes to know that they can feel comfortable having a beer with the more-likely winner. Given the track...  Read More
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