About: Kris Cavanaugh Castro

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Kris Cavanaugh Castro is the People Development Coach at Aepiphanni, the trusted advisor for business leaders who are seeking forward-thinking solutions to help them plan for and navigate through the challenges of business growth.  Kris has over 25 years of coaching, training and mentoring leaders to greater success; and she periodically writes about leadership development and facilitates change management conversations.

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Power of Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing

Have you ever been part of a team where people openly chat with each other about a variety of topics while they are working until “that manager” steps into the room?  “That Manager” is so hyper-focused on productivity, he/she considers all non-work conversations as useless interruptions and quickly shuts them down rather than seeing them as opportunities to create a sense of value among their staff.

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Helping Remote Colleagues Bond

Ideas for Helping Remote Colleagues Bond

According to a survey by SmallBizTrends.com, “55% of the respondents said they worked remotely 100% of the time. There was another 28% who said they worked remotely and on-site, and another 15% stated they are mostly on-site working remotely only some of the time. The remainder 2% described their working situation as other.”

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Restructuring Your Company’s Management Into 21st Century Leadership

“The age of management is dead!” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine.  He follows with this statement: “Executives are no longer looking to micromanage everyday decisions; instead, they’re empowering other employers to implement and own the decisions that will propel the business forward.”  I agree with Hayzlett. Executives who focus on leading their teams rather than using an old school management style tend to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape to maintain high standards of performance.

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How Managers can Overcome Bias | Extraordinary Business

“The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul” quote is often used when referring to the true feelings of a person rather than what they are projecting through their words or body language.  I would also take this quote one step further and suggest that those “windows” are not only powerful for seeing into another person, but very powerful in how that person sees the world around them, projecting as bias.

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Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership

Striving towards something is an essential trait for a leader.  The easier the goal, the easier it seems to be for a leader to maintain momentum and effectiveness during any challenges which may pop up along the way.  But what happens when the goal becomes a minefield of obstacles causing delay after delay after delay, frustrating all involved?  In my opinion, that’s when Passion or Purpose become the driving factors keeping the leader motivated to endure those trials until the goal is finally achieved.

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Tough Conversations That Lead to Growth | Extraordinary Business

Leadership can be a wonderful experience…. until it isn’t.  Having tough conversations is part of job description, and unfortunately most leaders don’t get the training they need to prepare for and have those conversations vertically and horizontally in an organization.  One of the toughest conversations you can have as a leader is when your boss is out of line or going down a path riddled with problems, and it’s your job to talk to your boss to resolve the situation or to protect your team from the fall out.

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