From the category archives:

Leadership

Why I Can’t Be Vulnerable with You

April 21, 2014
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Have you ever felt like you put yourself out there with someone by being open and honest and vulnerable, only to get nothing in return?

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Pay it Forward

April 17, 2014
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Pay it forward. The phrase alone makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it? We love it when the car in front of us at the Starbucks drive through “pays it forward” by paying for our cup of coffee, and we, in turn, pay it forward by buying a cup for the car […]

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How to Identify and Develop Your Hi-Po Employees

April 10, 2014
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Quit worrying about finding the smartest people. Stop searching for the perfect employees – the ones who have it all figured out, can work unsupervised, and demand little time and attention.

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7 Ways to Make Positivity a Habit

March 30, 2014
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For some reason, positivity often gets a bad rap. In television and film, overly positive people are portrayed as airheads who are clueless as to what’s really going on. A great story around the office is usually one that gets the most laughs by vilifying the boss or rehashing an epic failure. It’s much easier to think of […]

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9 Symptoms of Leadership Groupies

March 27, 2014
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Just about everyone has an inner circle. Hopefully your circle is made up of people with whom you are safe discussing topics and getting feedback. The people in your inner circle should bring value to you by both building you up and challenging you.

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Leading from the Front

March 24, 2014
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I’d like to introduce today’s guest blogger, my son-in-law Danny McCarthy. He recently graduated from Officer Candidate School and experienced some great leadership opportunities. Of course, I did what any normal mother-in-law would do and asked him to blog about the leadership lessons he learned while there!

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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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12 Rules for Building a Thriving Virtual Team

March 17, 2014
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As I noted in 5 Actions for Leading a Virtual Team, the Impacting Leaders team is comprised of mostly virtual employees. I asked my team to think about the actions they deem to be essential to success as a member of a virtual team. Here’s what they had to share:

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Toddler Rules for Negotiating with Your Leader

March 13, 2014
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Sometimes our efforts to negotiate with our leader lead us feeling about as fruitless and frustrated as the adorable toddler in this viral video.

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Are You Weary?

March 10, 2014
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It’s Monday! Hopefully you’re back at the office and feeling refreshed from an exciting or relaxing weekend. But take a moment and think what you have in store for the week ahead. How do you think you will feel by Friday – tired but fulfilled from a challenging and productive week, or just…tired?

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