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Leadership

The Struggle with Pride

October 23, 2014
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If there is one temptation nearly all of us struggle with from time to time, it is pride. Pride is one of the greatest afflictions of leaders. It is seductive, making us think more highly of ourselves than we should. Yet, shouldn’t we be proud of our accomplishments? As the old saying goes, if you […]

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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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Are you Building a Legacy or a Résumé?

October 12, 2014
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I’ve written on legacy before (Will Anyone Miss You? Live Out Your Legacy and How to Build a Legacy of Leadership), but today I’m prompted to write on it from a new point of view. I’ve always wanted to live a life that has a lasting legacy, but of course I don’t get to decide […]

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People Want to Feel Appreciated

October 8, 2014
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One of our Impact Performance Group entities recently hit a huge milestone, which called for a unique and special celebration. So, on Wednesday of last week, another leader and I spent the day making surprise visits to all the teammates involved to recognize their accomplishment. We laughed, gave high fives, reminisced, cried, hugged, handed out […]

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You Want It? Give It Away.

September 25, 2014
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Is there something you want? Give it away. I’m realizing that we are made up of what we give away. We receive from others what we give to others. Yet, sometimes giving away the very thing we want is so very hard to do! If I don’t have it, how can I give it away? Well, […]

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What Matters Most After You’re Gone

August 18, 2014
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You know that job you have now? You won’t have it forever. Someday, you’ll accept another offer that seems like a better fit. You’ll accept a more demanding job for better pay. You’ll accept a less demanding job to have more time with your family. You’ll change professionals as your industry revolves. Your employer will reorganize […]

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Theory vs. Reality

August 15, 2014
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We are celebrating four years of Leadership With Sass! In honor of our fourth birthday, we thought we would flash back to our very first post. Enjoy, and thank you for joining us on this live-it-out leadership journey!  Theory: A contemplation or speculation; a guess or conjecture. Synonyms include concept, guess, hunch, suspicion, dogma. Reality: The state of being […]

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Are You Afraid to Praise?

August 12, 2014
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Everyone needs praise and encouragement, some more than others. Yet, occasionally leaders withhold praise from their team members because they’re afraid of the impact their encouraging words will have!

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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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You Are Not Excused

August 4, 2014
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In a recent Leadership Promises daily devotional, I read that even a really introverted person will influence 10,000 people in his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of people! Of course, that influence may be fleeting, but it doesn’t minimize the impact that we can have.

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