Live-it-Out Quotes

Get Things Done Through Others

July 1, 2013
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John Craig said, “No matter how much work you can do, no matter how engaging your personality may be, you will not advance far in business if you cannot work through others.” I believe the number one challenge for entrepreneurs as well as leaders trying to grow their businesses to the next level is their […]

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What Are You So Afraid Of?

June 27, 2013
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“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley Earlier this week I wrote on the topic of confidence. It’s a powerful trait. Having confidence […]

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Are You Growing or Swelling?

February 27, 2013
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“Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.” – Woodrow T. Wilson A friend shared this quote with me this week, and I love it! Are you growing or swelling? Signs of […]

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Entitled or Responsible: A Leadership Choice

February 15, 2013
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“‘I’m entitled’ or ‘I’m responsible.’ It’s a personal choice/decision that makes all the difference.” – Mark Oakes These two very different choices in our attitudes and our actions really do make all the difference, especially when it comes to how we lead others. An Entitlement Mindset This perspective is all about me. I’ve earned it. I deserve […]

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Character Counts

January 31, 2013
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“But character counts, and it counts mightily.” – General Martin Dempsey One role of a leader is to be able to flex their leadership abilities to the demands of reality. Last week on an episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was addressing the issue […]

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4 Tips for Getting Over That Bad Boss (and Other Lousy Work Experiences)

January 18, 2013
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“Without mindful awareness, the shadows of your past may haunt your present.” – Multiple attributions, including Reuben Lowe and John Reyes What a truthful statement! Do you know people who allow the shadows of their past haunt their present? We guard ourselves because of a former boss who was untrustworthy. We are skeptical of new […]

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Actively Serve Others

January 10, 2013
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“Don’t be the person who, all your life, needs to be ministered to. It’s time for transition – to be the one helping someone else.” – Joyce Meyer What a great reminder for individuals at all levels of leadership. When we’re surrounded by people who live to serve, it’s easy to remain on the receiving […]

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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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When You’re On the Wrong Road

November 8, 2012
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“No amount of travel on the wrong road will get you to the right destination.” Iread this quote on a friend’s Facebook feed this week, and it’s a great one to think on. Don’t you agree? In business we spend enormous amounts of time and money to determine the “right” way. Once we figure out […]

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Embracing Followership

October 25, 2012
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“I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.” – Warren Bennis It is important for us to remember that though we are leaders, we are also followers. But when should we allow someone else to take the lead? When our expertise or our background or our […]

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