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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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Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture

December 16, 2015
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It is so easy to slip into a producer mode of head down, isolated activity during the holiday season. We panic (or is it just me?) over all the items that need to get done by December 25. With all the gifts to buy, dinners to attend, and parties to host, we can get so […]

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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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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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Take the Fear Out of Budgeting

October 20, 2014
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I really dislike budgets. I don’t mind talking about money, but it seems budgets are all about spending, and as a tight German (like my daddy) spending sends a chill up my spine. Ha, so maybe that’s why we do budgets around Halloween each year! Of course budgeting is a necessary evil, and there are […]

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Learn to Live and Lead in the Present

August 8, 2014
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Leaders must continually keep their eyes on the horizon and drive their business toward the future while still leading in the present. It’s a difficult balance, planning for tomorrow while still appreciating today. However, if we constantly live in the future, we miss what’s going on now, and the “now” is what we were dreaming about […]

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How to Avoid Crash Diet Leadership

July 14, 2014
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I came across a great quote in one of my Leadership Promises daily devotionals from last week: “Everyone is looking for a quick fix, but what they really need is fitness. People who look for fixes stop doing what’s right when pressure is relieved. People who pursue fitness do what they should no matter what […]

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4 Actions to Tackle Your Procrastination Pitfalls

June 3, 2014
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“Later.” Procrastination’s best friend. Later I’ll…workout, eat right, read a book, work on that project, spend time with the kids, clean out my closet or study for my test.

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Don’t be an Idea Hoarder

April 7, 2014
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Did you know that the man some credit with inventing the radio died penniless? According to Art Cashin in one of his recent issues of “Cashin’s Comments,” in 1902, Nathan B. Stubblefield stood aboard a boat in the Potomac and broadcast his voice to several devices (and about 1,000 onlookers) ashore.

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The Real Problem with Alabama Fans

March 20, 2014
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Spring is here, and you know what that means…college football season is just around the corner! Okay, so maybe March Madness is top of mind for most college sports fans right now, but for die-hard Texas fans like me or sold-out Bama fans like my teammate Lynn, football season is never far from our minds.

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