Attitude

Four Gets to Not Forget in Adversity

January 24, 2016
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You get what you get, right? We are all ordained, but sometimes it’s confusing to know when and if we are on the right track. No matter where we find ourselves in life, we are there for a reason, and I’m hopeful the reason is worth it. We may not know why today, but I believe […]

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The Difference Between Being Consistent and Being Fair

January 5, 2016
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I had a great discussion with one of my leaders in her growth review a couple weeks ago. She told me she wanted to get better in her consistency, that is, she wanted to be sure she was treating the employees she was leading equally. It turns out that what she was referring to was […]

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What’s Your 2016 Rally Cry?

December 22, 2015
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Rally cry! Those who know me or have worked with me know that I love a good rally cry to set the tone and motivate my team and me to overcome challenges or accomplish a big goal – or both! Here are just a few rally cries I’ve had in my career:

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5 Qualities of Quiet Leaders

December 8, 2015
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Does silence make you uncomfortable? Do you feel the need to fill every void in the conversation? For us more talkative leaders (I’m looking at you, sales people!) we rarely find difficulty in filling the quiet space. In fact, many of us get reenergized when we get to meet and talk to new people! Quieter […]

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3 Questions for Finishing Strong

December 1, 2015
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It seems like we just kicked off the year, and yet, here we are again, with only a few weeks remaining in 2015. Are you focused on simply surviving December, or are you working to finish strong? The fact is that how we start 2016 depends a lot on how we finish strong this year. Here […]

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Seeking an Attitude of Gratitude

November 24, 2015
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There are always two ways to frame our outlook on life. Two options for how we choose to view and react to our present circumstances. We can dwell on the disappointments, the saddness, the frustrating. Or we can choose to focus on the encouraging, the uplifting, the good in the midst of the bad.  Of […]

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To the Leader Focused on the Five Percent

November 10, 2015
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Oh, those uplifting leaders who never pass up an opportunity to recognize and celebrate every milestone and achievement! For them, encouraging teammates seems to come as naturally as breathing. They have a gift for identifying and highlighting an individual or team’s progress, no matter how small. And if a big project is 95% successful? Then […]

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4 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Fulfillment

October 26, 2015
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The team leader has a huge impact on what motivates their teammates. What brings your teammates to work each day? The Check The check is all about working for money. After all, we need money to live, and a job provides a paycheck. When we work for the check, we probably don’t find our work […]

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When You and Your Teammate Just Don’t Get Along

October 22, 2015
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You’ve probably encountered this challenge if you’ve worked long enough or in a company large enough. You and another teammate just can’t seem to get along. Maybe you didn’t get off on the right foot. Maybe it was all a misunderstanding, or maybe the interpersonal conflict is intentional. Maybe they don’t like the way you […]

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5 Causes of Dysfunctional Thinking

September 28, 2015
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This week I encountered a situation that got me thinking on the topic of dysfunctional thinking. What is it, and what causes it? We all have good intentions, but sometimes it’s our good intentions that prevent us from speaking up, educating others, debating, or making the best decision. Here five challenges that can lead to […]

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