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In Pursuit of Gratefulness

December 22, 2014
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Gratefulness has become a theme of sorts this year among the organizations I have the opportunity to lead. We are focusing on being grateful for all of our blessings, and we are also learning to be grateful in the midst of the most difficult of circumstances. In easy times, gratefulness is an effortless feeling. In […]

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Finding Value from Your Failures

December 30, 2013
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I’d like to introduce a guest blogger today. Bryan Greenwood is an executive leader at a client of Impacting Leaders. I was so impressed with his New Year message to his team that I wanted to share it with you this week. As the New Year quickly approaches, it is common for many to self-evaluate […]

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Serving Like Our Savior!

December 22, 2013
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This week we celebrate the birth of Jesus, a leader we should all strive to be like. He was loving, firm, and focused. He sacrificed for others, cast vision, believed in his mission, and was passionate about our buy in. He was patient, earned his influence, and led from the heart. He was courageous, inspirational, didn’t give […]

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Make Thankfulness an Everyday Habit

November 28, 2013
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Thankfulness. Why are we so open to encourage and be thankful at Thanksgiving time? Shouldn’t we “give thanks” every day of the year? What if Thanksgiving was every Friday and we ended the workweek by thanking our teammates?  Or what if it was every Monday, and we started the workweek out by giving thanks? Wow! […]

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Halloween Candy and Leadership

October 31, 2013
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Happy Halloween! Believe it or not, Halloween and leadership do have something in common…candy! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could choose our leader like we choose our favorite Halloween candy? Sometimes we might lean toward a sweet, soft marshmallow leader or a Laffy Taffy stick-to-you leader, or maybe we’d even prefer a hard, jawbreaker […]

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Born to Lead!

December 24, 2012
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I believe that Jesus Christ was born to lead. The rest of us… we were given gifts and talents with the ability to learn to lead. Jesus was brought to earth to save us from our sin. God had an incredible yet very focused purpose for him. The rest of us…we have a purpose too. […]

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Give Thanks

November 18, 2012
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On Thursday, many of us will pause either before or after the big Thanksgiving dinner to share something for which we’re thankful. Our families. Our friends. Our health. Our jobs. Our homes. If we are truly mindful of our blessings, the list can be endless. I wonder, though, how many of us will pause to […]

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Choose to be Thankful

November 15, 2012
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“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Unknown There are always two ways to frame our perspectives on life, yet we often take the roses-have-thorns point of view. What if we chose a different mindset? Choosing to be thankful for our jobs, even if we […]

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What’s Your New Year Habit?

December 31, 2011
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This year I’m moving away from the traditional New Year’s resolution. I’m going to look at it differently. Instead of declaring my resolution, I’m going to dedicate my decision to habits I want to form. Resolutions seem to be all talk. They are a proclamation, an announcement, or a declaration. New Year resolutions are fun […]

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Born to Lead!

December 22, 2011
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I believe that Jesus Christ was born to lead. The rest of us… we were given gifts and talents with the ability to learn to lead. Jesus was brought to earth to save us from our sin. God had an incredible yet very focused purpose for him. The rest of us…we have a purpose too. God has […]

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