Leadership

Are You Really Available?

October 5, 2017
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Are you available? It’s so easy to answer yes to this question. Our intention is to be available but many times we send signals that say something very different. “My door is always open.” An open door doesn’t represent an open mind. Keeping your office door open is nice, but it’s meaningless if engaging in […]

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When Unkindness Feels So Easy

September 12, 2017
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“Unkindness feels so easy sometimes.” It was just one simple statement in a much longer article, but wow, how true a statement it is! Why does unkindness so often feel like the easier option? Why do compassion, forgiveness, and grace feel like such an effort sometimes? And why am I blogging about touchy-feely topics like […]

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Free Webinar: How to Build a Team that Gets Things Done

September 5, 2017
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It’s time for another Impacting Leaders webinar! The webinar is The Strongest Team Wins: How to Build a Team That Gets Things Done, and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will focus on the key elements of creating a forward-moving, progress-making, get-it-done-and-then-some […]

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What’s In Your Wake? 3 Questions to Assess Your Impact

August 31, 2017
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For good or for bad, we’re always influencing. What are you leaving in your wake? Here are three questions (and a few follow ups) to consider for a quick leadership litmus test. Are you influencing the culture for the better or worse? A great company culture takes a long time to build and a short […]

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Are You Learning From Your Bad Decisions? 5 Questions to Ask.

August 23, 2017
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“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing.” – Condoleezza Rice We do that in business and in leadership, don’t we? Rather than learn from our failures, our shortcomings and our bad decisions, we want to sanitize them, ignore them, gloss over them, and […]

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June 15 Webinar: How to Deal with Difficult People

June 13, 2017
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I hope you can join us this week for our next Impacting Leaders webinar! The webinar is How to Deal with Difficult People, and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on how you can minimize frustrations and conflict, […]

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4 Dos and Don’ts of Decision Making

April 26, 2017
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Indecision is better than risking the wrong decision, right? Well, if you’re dismantling a bomb or performing brain surgery, maybe. But, in the day-to-day of business, there are few upsides to dragging out your decision.

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Are You Caught in Friendly Fire?

February 9, 2017
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You don’t need military experience for the words “friendly fire” to send a chilling and angry awareness through your spine. Someone was harmed but it wasn’t by our enemy – it was by someone on our own side, someone who was supposed to be fighting with us, not against us. Friendly fire happens in business […]

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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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