Live-it-out Leadership

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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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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Trust Webinar: You’re Invited!

August 31, 2016
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I hope you can join us for Impacting Leaders’ third Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about trust: how we earn it, how we give it, and what we must do as teammates and leaders to ensure we live it out! The webinar is “Essential Actions for Building Trust,” and it’s available for you to attend, […]

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Delayed Reaction

August 9, 2016
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Each month several leaders within our organization get together to learn about and discuss a different leadership-related topic. This month our conversation veered to how quickly we respond to the needs of our team, and one leader volunteered to share a self-admitted failure when she took too long to take action on behalf of one […]

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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Terminating an Employee

July 21, 2016
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I’ve been blogging for nearly six years now, and I don’t think I’ve ever directly covered the topic of termination. I’d rather focus on how we can help struggling employees improve. However, when you have done what you can and the teammate has done what they can and it still just doesn’t work out, I […]

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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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Do What You Need to Do

June 10, 2016
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A fun an inspiring story made the rounds in the media about a month ago when 100-year-old Ida Keeling broke the 100 meter record for her age. To celebrate, Ida did a few pushups and leg lifts on the sidelines! As impressive as Ida’s story is, it was the advice she shared that has stayed […]

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From Across My Desk

June 6, 2016
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The other day I walked into my office, and for some reason I wasn’t motivated to sit at my desk and get right to work. Instead I sat across my desk in one of my two guest chairs. I sat there with my journal and looked at what adorned my desk, my wall pictures, and my […]

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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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