Leadership Blog

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope you have a wonderful day reflecting on the many blessings we have. If you are surrounded by friends, family and good food, consider yourself extra blessed! More Than A Day As Thanksgiving Day rolls around, It brings up some facts, quite profound. We may think that we're poor, Feel like bums, insecure, But in truth, our riches astound. We Continue Reading
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  • 3 Keys To Get Traction In Your Life/Work
    In today’s highly changing business world, getting traction in your business or achieving success can be a challenge. Competing for people’s attention and standing out in the crowd are keys to get to where you want in business. With so many things to do, many quickly feel overwhelmed. First, don’t get so consumed by frustrations that these common problems run Continue Reading
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  • How Is Your Perspective Affecting You?
    It is obvious that depending on our location, distance and view we see things differently.  Understanding how perspective on topics and life outlooks can create differences and can lead to conflict, stress and challenge is less obvious. We might know this, but perspective can be a hard topic to self-reflect on. Due to the fact that we get attached and Continue Reading
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  • Perfectionism
    Often we people (especially perfectionists) can think of perfectionism as a positive and honorable thing.  After all, it is the quest for doing things well and doing things right. The more I look at perfectionism, the more I realize how much I struggle with it. I personally am very far from being perfect. As a High I personality (on the Continue Reading
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  • Change Can Be Challenging
    Change can be a challenging. Period. While some “like” change, most of the general population does not like change and even those who do, have areas they like it the way they have it. The challenge is that the world is constantly changing, like it or not. Generally speaking, if you do not change and evolve you become outdated and Continue Reading
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  • Book Review: Career Distinction (with supporting 360 assessment tool)
    This book is a fantastic resource and not only helps the person on the career search but any person seeking definition of their professional brand and to understand their leadership impact (how they are currently understood or impact others). I use this book and assessment for all three of these areas: career search leadership development (simple 360 assessment) marketing brand Continue Reading
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  • Energy Tips for Leaders on the Verge of Burnout 
    It is natural that there are some instances where you can feel discouraged, down and even depressed about the certain happenings in your work and life. However, it is best for you to take over your problems rather than your problems taking over you. As a leader, it can be a lonely place. You have information that you cannot share with Continue Reading
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  • 6 Performance Habits by Jeff Haden
    In his LinkedIn article, 6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science, Jeff Haden revealed 6 habits for high performance shared with him by Brendon Burchard who has spent 20 years answering the question, "how do we become more successful and feel more fulfilled?" Burchard wrote about this subject in High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way. The Continue Reading
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  • How Leaders Influence While Managers Direct by George Bradt
    It takes two to tango and two to influence. Both the influencer and the person being influenced must want it to work and must invest in making it work. Consider the difference between leading and managing and different level of engagement before trying to influence anyone. In brief, leaders influence contribution and commitment while managers direct compliance. Don’t make false trade offs between influencing Continue Reading
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  • 25 Books for Success Shared by Success.com
    How To Win Friends and Influence People The Richest Man in Babylon Think and Grow Rich The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill Acres of Continue Reading
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  • Two Words That Will Kill Your Company by Mike Paton
    If you want to guarantee that you and your leadership team will never achieve your vision, get comfortable using the following phrase over and over: “Kind of.” Trust me, nothing will kill your company (and maybe you) faster. After running more than a thousand full-day sessions with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies, I’ve learned some things about what makes Continue Reading
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  • Developing a Plan That Gets Results
    The old saying advises to plan your work, then work your plan. Simple as it is, it's one of the fundamental rules of good management and one that is often overlooked. Many great plans are made; few are followed. I get it. There are fires to put out and the day, week or quarter gets away from us. To stay on Continue Reading
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  • Let’s Stop Apologizing, Shared from Courtney Carver
    Recently I read this article: Let’s Stop Apologizing for These 8 Things written by Courtney Carver and requested to share it here. Check out her website at BeMoreWithLess. "Living with less stuff, stress, and busyness is important for a healthier, happier life, but there are other things we can benefit from eliminating too. Let's stop apologizing for things we don't need Continue Reading
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  • Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations (Book Review)
    Another fantastic book by Carey. He has done such a great job of studying the church, culture and leadership today. This book is BEYOND packed with material, but all very on point - like any of Carey's writing (articles, podcast, other books). We got this on audio and bought the book as well so we could reference many of the Continue Reading
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  • Who’s Bugging You, Shared from ZonePositive
    How to eliminate grudges and get on with your life Goal of this intervention: At any given time in your life someone close to you does something that really bugs you. This could be something significant… or it could be something trivial. Question is, how long do you hold on to the grudge you may feel? Are you annoyed for Continue Reading
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  • Seven Practices of Effective Ministry (Book Review)
    I LOVE THIS BOOK! Very very good for ministry -- and for a business owner. Clearly written for business, but there are so many great points and perspectives, I am referring to my business leaders as well. For Ministry, highly recommend pastors and lay leaders to read this book. Stanley does not mess around with sugar coating things - which Continue Reading
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  • The Opened Door, Using optimism to deal with adversity
    Goal of this intervention: Hope and optimism are positive emotions about the future. The optimist sees the good in the bad, the silver lining, and the bright side. These views have become clichéd in their expression, but that does not diminish the huge effect that optimism has on fighting depression, on higher productivity, and on better health. The essence of Continue Reading
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  • How to Focus to Execute Well
    “Do you want it right or do you want it on time?” Can things be done correctly and on time? When an organization has clarity around its goals and is focused, both quality and time can be attainable deliverables. I know it sounds easier said than done. However, by coaching dozens of executives over the years, I have watched leaders Continue Reading
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  • Emotional Habits: 7 Things Resilient People Do
    Fantastic Book! Got the book on audio and then purchased the print book. Too many things I wanted to reference! I have been in personal growth for years and this book was still very helpful and packed with great info. The author is insightful and offers support material on his website so you can dig deeper in your learning. I Continue Reading
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  • Millennial Mindset
    PURPOSE - What is the meaning and purpose of your organization;  what are you on a mission for? Is it just about you or does it really matter to the world? How are you serving and reaching and connecting to the community? EXPERIENCE - What is the experience your business or organization is creating? How does it make people feel Continue Reading
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