From the category archives:

Attitude

Finding Contentment

October 6, 2014
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How do we secure contentment? Is being content a goal? Is it a destination, or is it our journey? Don’t we all want to be content? Is contentment a reaction to good things happening in our lives, and if so, can we be discontent when bad things happen? As a woman of faith I know […]

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It’s What You Don’t Say That Can Matter Most

October 2, 2014
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I recently had the opportunity to interview a potential new teammate. Several people within our organization knew this person, so he already came to us with positive recommendations. And I liked this person. We haven’t hired him yet, but he might eventually join our team despite the fact that his first couple of interviews didn’t […]

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You Want It? Give It Away.

September 25, 2014
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Is there something you want? Give it away. I’m realizing that we are made up of what we give away. We receive from others what we give to others. Yet, sometimes giving away the very thing we want is so very hard to do! If I don’t have it, how can I give it away? Well, […]

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Learning Moments

September 21, 2014
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This week I had so many valuable moments of learning that I thought I’d just be simple and share them with you. How you interpret them is up to you and for you. I hope you are encouraged. Be aware of where you are looking. Hope is always in front. We’ll never find it behind […]

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New Beginnings

September 14, 2014
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Recalibrating your life is not quite as easy as our GPS makes it. Throughout life there will be times when we have to recalibrate because something unexpected happens. Maybe it’s a new career, a new home, a new city, a new car, a new relationship, a new baby added to the family, or the loss […]

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How to Create a Fear-Based Culture

June 30, 2014
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In the 16th century philosophical piece, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli, asserts that it is best for a leader to be both loved and feared, but if you can’t have both, then it’s better to be feared. After all, commitments made in fear are kept out of fear. And in a lot of cases, Machiavelli was probably right. […]

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Steward Your Standards

June 26, 2014
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“Stewardship” is one of those words that’s easy to talk about but much harder to live out. One of the most difficult things a leader must steward is his or her own standards.

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A Critique of Critical Leaders

June 24, 2014
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Sometimes I wonder if some leaders truly want to see their people succeed. For example, I see leaders delegate a task to a person on their team or an entire team itself, but instead of providing coaching and support along the way, they watch and criticize in how the individual or team goes about completing […]

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What Worries Your Leader?

June 19, 2014
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What are the top three or four things that worry your leader? Can you quickly answer that question? You should.

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Agreement? Optional. Support? Mandatory.

June 17, 2014
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If at any point in your lifetime you plan on being part of the workforce, know this: Your leader (or your leader’s leader) is going to make a decision that you disagree with. And you’re going to have to support it. It’s that simple.

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