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Articles by Christina Haxton

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    5 Brain Based Learning Strategies for Leadership Effectiveness

    Communication strategies to improve your conversations and meeting results.

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The way we communicate determines our ablity to engage, motivate and inspire creativity in our team.  Unfortanately, the skills needed to communicate effectively are sometimes lost because what we see and hear in ourselves as a leader is not always the same as what our employees experience during conversations and meetings.  By using Brain Based Learning Strategies we can develop a new...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on April 4, 2013

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    5 Brain-Friendly Rules to Reduce OR Eliminate Stress for Busy Leaders (& Teams)

    When it comes to dealing with stress, AVOID is not a strategy!

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Almost 48% of newly hired or recently promoted executives get fired or quit within the first 18 months on the job.  You worked hard to climb the corporate ladder and your efforts have finally paid off.  The climb up may have been slow, but the fall down will be swift and could be very noisy.   You, too, could be missing the signs of a headlong fall back down the ladder.  It won’t...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on February 18, 2013

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    Forever destined to be a Senior Manager: Why you won’t get promoted to VP

    18 Unspoken Rules You Need to Follow to Get (& Keep) your next promotion.

    You’ve worked hard to be a strong contender for the promotion to fill the position as the newest Director or VP in your company.   You’ve listened to upper management who has given you what seems to be good, well-meaning advice.  You may have also read the employee manual that defines all twenty seven leadership competencies identified by HR and expert consultants specifically to be considered to fill the leadership role.  You likely have the company’s mission and vision...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on December 26, 2013

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    7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

    Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Your brain is not designed to hold ideas, your brain is designed to have ideas.” – Robert Allen, ‘Getting Things Done”   Because you are paid to think, to prioritize, to make the right decisions quickly … if you are a senior manager, your brain is your greatest asset.  Especially if you want avoid burning up or burning out in your career.    An...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Professional Development on June 9, 2013

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    Christina Haxton

    Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leaders, Inc.

    Christina Haxton Speaker, Author & Executive Coach Sustainable Leaders, Inc.   Biography   As the Founder and President of Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Christina assists entrepreneurs, managers and executives how to quickly build trust with their team and feel happier, highly successful and satisfied in their leadership role.      Christina holds a degree in Psychology from UCLA, a Master's from Phillips Graduate Institute in Marriage & Family therapy and a...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership on July 25, 2013

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    Professional Intimacy: The Key to Being a Sustainable Leader

    New rules you need to follow to be a respected female…or male leader.

    By Christina Haxton, MA LMFT Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The words you choose as a leader, or in any position of influence, shape the identity of others and as a result their decisions and actions. Successful business owners and senior managers are able to communicate in a way that is authentic and inspiring, not only shaping positive results, but also creating an environment where employees feel satisfied, happy and excited to come to work each...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 7, 2013

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    Leading Through Crisis: Are You Coping Or Leading With Courage?

    5 “Pause Practices” To Help Ensure Decisions & Values Align

    Leading or Managing during times of crisis requires the ability to make tough decisions.  The question is how do you know you are making the best decisions for you and your business? It’s a falsity to think that making quick decisions under pressure is the sign of a great leader.  On the contrary, decisions we make while in crisis mode are often triggered by fear instead of sound strategy.  Stepping back and pausing under pressure a great way to ensure your decisions are sound. ...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 22, 2013

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    How to Deliver Bad News That Builds Trust & Confidence

    3 Steps to Offer Feedforward vs Feedback

    Remember the last time you hit your thumb with a hammer?  You didn’t think twice when you yelled and let the (expletive) words fly.  For a few moments you stopped thinking about the task at hand, caring who was within earshot and instinctively reacted, grabbing your thumb to stop the physical pain.   Your brain went into “survival mode” and reacted.  No thinking required.  If we had your brain hooked up to a fMRI (a technology used by neuroscientists to produce...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Management on March 19, 2014

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