In The Turn

A Blog by Elise Mitchell

How to Make the Toughest Calls of Leadership [BONUS]

The buck stops here. How true. President Truman knew it. And all great leaders embrace it. We can (and should) […]

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4 Ways to Achieve Greater Work-Life Balance and Become a Happier, Better Leader [BONUS]

One aspect of leadership I am asked about more frequently than almost any other – by both men and women […]

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How to Be a More Agile Leader and Have Greater Success in Uncertain Times

We live in an increasingly disrupted world. Thanks to powerful forces such as technology, analytics, globalization and social media, nothing […]

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5 Ways Hobbies Can Help You Live and Lead at Your Best

What are your hobbies? You can tell a lot about a leader by the way they answer that question. If […]

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How to Go From “I’m Overwhelmed” to “I’ve Got This”

Your car wouldn’t start this morning. You’re behind on finishing the report that’s due tomorrow. Your boss just called an […]

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Mastering the Art of Delegation: Five Steps for Letting Go and Empowering Others

The idea of delegation goes back forever. As communities formed, tasks were delegated based on skills and experiences that would […]

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How Successful Entrepreneurs Navigate The Journey

The journey matters as much as the destination. Well-intentioned people like to drop this pearl of wisdom on entrepreneurs who […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Leading and Living with Purpose

“The journey matters as much as the destination.” Well-intentioned people like to remind those of us who are driven souls […]

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Five Questions for Navigating Through Change

Regardless of how you feel about change, it’s going to happen. Life will always throw you uncertainty and upheaval. The […]

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Are You Powered by Purpose?

Are you living with purpose? I think a lot of us ask this question wondering if what we do really […]

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The Secret to Achieving Early Success – and Appreciating It

Meet my friend Rachel Bell – wife,  mom and successful entrepreneur. She founded her company, Shine, in the UK in […]

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Facing Your Fears: Overcoming What Scares You Most

“Are you fearless?” A reporter once asked me that question. How I wish I could have answered her with a […]

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My Dear Mackenzie, Always Believe You Can — #InternationalWomensDay

Dear Mackenzie: “If you fumble raising your children, nothing else you do in life matters very much.” I happened upon […]

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Stepping Up in Leadership: What You Need to Know to Succeed as Your Career Expands

The night before my first day in my very first leadership position, my stomach was in knots. I tried to […]

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VIDEO: How Smart Risk-Taking Can Drive Your Business Forward

I’m so happy to introduce you to my good friend Kara Trott, CEO, Quantum Health. In my book, Leading Through the […]

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How to Thrive in the Face of Conflict

Few things in life are certain. An old adage narrows down the list to two items: death and taxes. But […]

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Three lessons this entrepreneur can teach you about the power of people-first leadership

Meet John Hall, founder and CEO of an award-winning content marketing agency called Influence & Co. John is also the […]

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Three Essential Steps to Make Your Dreams a Reality

View this blog on Facebook Live here. “I Have a Dream” is one of my favorite Martin Luther King speeches. […]

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Three ways you can lead more effectively in these changing times

May you live in interesting times. I’ve never been sure if that’s a blessing or a curse. But the year […]

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Three Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

The beginning of the year is the time most of us set goals for ourselves. It feels great to be […]

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    Are you stuck on a difficult decision?

    When we face the most complex and critical decisions as a leader, we need the right tools to help us get the job done. The most successful leaders have put a few fundamentals in place.

    This guide includes a step-by step process for effective decision-making as well as two hands-on resources to help you make the toughest calls.


    What does it take to win as an entrepreneur?

    As a entrepreneur, you will face many different challenges throughout the course of your leadership journey. Long hours, pressure, failure, loneliness are just a few. But once you’ve tasted the freedom and rewards of entrepreneurship, it becomes an irresistible siren’s song.

    This guide details six essential qualities of successful entrepreneurs and how embracing those qualities can help you drive your business forward.


    Are you living with purpose?

    Or do you wonder if what you do matters? When we are purpose-driven, we find greater joy in our work, even when it’s hard. Our purpose fuels us for the journey, no matter what obstacles, crossroads or detours we face. Ultimately, purpose can help us find a higher calling for our leadership.

    This guide will help you gain clarity about your purpose and the kind of life you want to lead. Two practical exercises take you through a very personal thought process, enabling you to write your own Purpose Statement.


    Discover how you can live a richer, fuller life.

    After too many years of focusing only on the destination, I’ve discovered a new way to live and lead. It starts with a journey mindset, and that has made all the difference. In this guide, I share seven proven practices that will inspire you to:

    • Accelerate toward your goals while being fully present on the journey
    • Reach the higher calling of leadership – and of course
    • Enjoy the ride

    We live in a rapidly changing world.

    The pace of change has never been greater, and its impact on organizations never more significant. As a leader, it’s your job to manage through change and leverage the opportunities change can present.

    This guide is a roadmap with five questions to help you and your team navigate the challenges you’re facing and develop a game plan for moving forward. It also includes a worksheet to chart your answers.

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