Marvae's Blog

Escape that Overwhelmed Feeling

By Marvae Eikanas | November 5, 2019 |

If I had a nickel for every time someone expressed feeling of overwhelmed to me, I’d be a millionaire! Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but overwhelm has reached epidemic proportion! I bet you’ve felt it a time or two! It’s not a great feeling. It limits your capacity, blocks creativity, and hijacks your…

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Creativity – A Leader’s Secret Sauce!

By Marvae Eikanas | October 22, 2019 |

When it comes to leaders who are making a difference, who are the leaders that come to mind? I have a hunch that they are leaders that exhibit a whole lot of creativity! Perhaps someone like Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas, as well as Q Commons – a live learning experience that challenges…

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Join Time Tribe – A Group Coaching Experience

By Marvae Eikanas | October 18, 2019 |

Your success depends on your ability to manage your time with skill and purpose! Either you run the day, or the day runs you! When your day runs you it leads to… Stuff falling through the cracks Overwhelm – spinning your wheels but not getting anywhere S-T-R-E-S-S Exhaustion A lack of peace and joy AND…__________________You…

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5 Tips to Help You Become A Strong Leader

By Marvae Eikanas | October 15, 2019 |

Leading is not for wimps! It you want to be a strong leader that’s up for the challenge, you must be intentionally work out your leadership muscles. Working out is something I truly enjoy. I know! Most people don’t get the same thrill out of it that I do. When I was at my worst…

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Your Guide to Cultivating Appreciation In The Workplace

By Marvae Eikanas | October 8, 2019 |

Pay pales! Appreciation is what your team or employee’s want! Don’t get me wrong – they won’t work for free! After all, pay is way of expressing gratitude for the work they do. You might find it interesting that there are multiple surveys out there that reinforce the value of appreciation in the workplace. com…

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7 Steps to Becoming A More Consistent Leader

By Marvae Eikanas | October 1, 2019 |

A consistent leader is a leader you can trust. By being consistent, they also provide predictability and stability – traits that create a safe culture. Being consistent and persistent is practically second nature for some personalities while being spontaneous, adventurous, and in the moment comes easy to others. There are positives about both approaches to…

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How Do You Measure Your Day?

By Marvae Eikanas | September 24, 2019 |

What beliefs are affecting how do you measure your day? How are they impacting your productivity? When my husband and I connect over dinner, we often ask each other “How was your day?” My typical answer has been “It was good, BUT I didn’t get everything done!” You see, getting it ALL done was my…

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4 Creative Ways of Resolving Conflict

By Marvae Eikanas | September 17, 2019 |

What makes a story great? The conflict! There is an obstacle, tension, trial – something that must be overcome. It’s the process, including the twists and turns that makes a story gripping. That’s why the best books, TV shows, or movies revolve around a conflict. Here’s an amusing example from The Office of conflict, although…

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Conquering Conflict: Understanding Different Behavioral Styles

By Marvae Eikanas | September 10, 2019 |

A world without conflict – it sounds dreamy right? It’s just not very realistic! After all, siblings naturally engage in conflict from the start. It would be nice if conflict was limited to childhood, yet conflict is a factor in our relationships at home and at work! I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys being…

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Servant Leadership – What’s the Big Deal?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 27, 2019 |
Servant Leadership

Traditionally, leadership has been about being the boss and utilizing your power and authority to get stuff done and accomplish the mission of the organization. However, there are compelling reasons why servant leadership is a better way to go! Servant leadership has been advocated by many well-known leaders, like Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. The…

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