Growth

How to Benefit from Your Wait

February 7, 2017
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Waiting in line, waiting in the lobby, waiting through a delay… waiting sucks! But wait… (HA) waiting, actually helps us grow. Wait, what? Yes! So, let’s change our mindset and realize that ‘beneficial waiting’ is a blessing. Don’t just wait… benefit from your wait. Elements of beneficial waiting: • Discomfort. In-between is rarely a place […]

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Leadership Forged in the Fire

February 3, 2017
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Some of the most valuable leadership lessons we can learn are the result of tough experiences. We don’t like making the bad call or being on the receiving end of others’ lousy decisions, but those difficult times have a way of honing our ability to lead, if we’re willing to learn through and from them. Dr. […]

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The POTUS Doesn’t Determine Your Potential

November 11, 2016
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Hey Girlfriends! Today, I wanted to speak to all my sisters out there, both young and old. If you’re a guy, keep reading as I’m sure you’ll learn something, or you may want to pass this on to your daughters! I’m so happy to be a woman in today’s world. When I was a little […]

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What Frightens You?

October 31, 2016
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With Halloween here and the election upon us I thought fright might be a great topic to dig into today. Everybody is fearful about something. To those of you puffing out your chest right now saying nothing frightens you, you are frightening the rest of us! Fear is an emotion that can work for us […]

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5 Actions for Leading a New Team

July 29, 2016
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Are you preparing for or in the midst of leading a new team? Leading a new team can be a challenge, but the same can be said for the existing team who’s getting a new leader. So how can both parties get off on the right foot? Here are tips from some of my real-life experiences.

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Redefine Perfect

June 16, 2016
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Are you a perfectionist? If so, those feelings could cause you to mistrust the abilities of others. They may even keep you focused on the failures vs. the achieved successes. I have worked with and coached many highly-driven, high standard teammates. In fact, I am attracted to them; they are my favorite people to lead. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Believing the Best

May 5, 2016
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A couple weeks ago I blogged on the pros and cons of assuming the worst. (Yes indeed there are a few upsides to always waiting for the other shoe to drop. You can read that post here.) Today, I want to focus on my preferred mindset – believing the best. Though there are people who […]

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Good Leaders Make it All About Themselves

March 18, 2016
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Ha, well I thought that title might catch your attention! No, it isn’t a typo. Good leaders do make it about themselves from time to time, and they should. The ones who don’t will hinder their leadership influence. The journey through leadership development includes various glass ceilings. We’ve all hit them. Some of us tap […]

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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

February 24, 2016
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Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers and misfits work through their challenges and find success. Different jobs and different leaders have different levels of acceptability when it comes to the grace period […]

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9 Actions for Increasing Your Discernment

January 28, 2016
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Discernment: a beautiful gift that can bring value to so many in our wake! But what exactly is discernment? We’ve all heard leadership experts talk a lot about knowledge and wisdom, but we seldom discuss the value of discernment. I think it’s because it so hard to explain, figure out and teach… if it can […]

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