Abbey Johnston Blog Posts

You’re A Tool

In this blog, Abbey Johnston shares one of our favorite leadership secrets: You’re a Tool.

Two Essential Truths About Confidence

I will start with a part of my story I don’t share much. The part about me as an awkward chubby kid who was painfully self-conscious and a regular muse for bullies. I struggled from a really young age with low self-esteem and, not surprisingly, self-confidence.

Top Communication Fails

Communication is a force. It shapes our world, work, relationships and reality. It also holds a high price tag for organizations when it’s not functioning well. Several studies have measured the financial loss resulting from inadequate communication to and between employees. No matter company size, these numbers are staggering.

3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help

Tough conversations aren’t only for conflict resolution or dealing with your colleague’s inappropriate comments – one of the hardest, most uncomfortable, conversations to have at work is to advocate for yourself. And now, more than ever, people need support.

Two Essential Truths About Confidence

Two Essential Truths About Confidence

I will start with a part of my story I don’t share much. The part about me as an awkward chubby kid who was painfully self-conscious and a regular muse for bullies. I struggled from a really young age with low self-esteem and, not surprisingly, self-confidence.

Top Communication Fails

Top Communication Fails

Communication is a force. It shapes our world, work, relationships and reality. It also holds a high price tag for organizations when it’s not functioning well. Several studies have measured the financial loss resulting from inadequate communication to and between employees. No matter company size, these numbers are staggering.

3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help

3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help

Tough conversations aren’t only for conflict resolution or dealing with your colleague’s inappropriate comments – one of the hardest, most uncomfortable, conversations to have at work is to advocate for yourself. And now, more than ever, people need support.

3 Tips for Better Communication

3 Tips for Better Communication

Communication is not just transmission. It is creation. Communication creates connection. It shapes how we see ourselves and how we see others. It molds our choices, inspires our behavior, mitigates our growth and is the vehicle of our influence.

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WANTED: Courageous Leaders [Not Heroes]

WANTED: Courageous Leaders [Not Heroes]

For a long time, I assumed courage was reserved for comic books and activists. Conveniently, this assumption moved courage out of my reach and responsibility. The call to bravery and courage given only to the elite chosen few. After leading hundreds of people through the Dare to Lead™ program, I know I am not unique in this assumption. It is a hardwired belief for many. This belief, however, is wrong.

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