What’s Love Got to Do With It?

October 13, 2017
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A leader’s love. Sounds a bit mushy, easygoing, vulnerable or weak, doesn’t it? Yet it’s actually a sign of strength and integrity. A leader’s love is a secret power they possess that makes teams and companies great. Leaders who put love on the sidelines don’t fully understand it’s magic and unfortunately miss getting the best […]

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What’s Your 2016 Rally Cry?

December 22, 2015
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Rally cry! Those who know me or have worked with me know that I love a good rally cry to set the tone and motivate my team and me to overcome challenges or accomplish a big goal – or both! Here are just a few rally cries I’ve had in my career:

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When Peer Accountability Meets Hostility

June 22, 2015
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Last week Impacting Leaders held its second webinar of this year’s Leadership Learning Series, and our focus this time was on how to influence across and hold our peers accountable (thank you to those of you who participated!). I had a great time connecting with all our attendees, and honestly my favorite part of these […]

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Got Mo?

November 6, 2014
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Momentum… a leader’s best friend. There is no better feeling than having the big Mo behind you!  It’s hard to get started, but once you have it, it’s hard to shut down. When we have momentum, we’re excited, confident, and productive individually and as a team. Positive momentum gives you confidence. In fact, wise leaders […]

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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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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

April 4, 2014
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Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it?

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Dare to Dream!

July 7, 2013
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If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you know that my blog topics are usually inspired by conversations I’ve had with other leaders. The subject of pursuing your dream or even having a dream has come to the surface in several conversations I’ve had both personally and professionally in the past month. Why […]

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Capture Their Hearts

April 18, 2013
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“We rent people’s hands and their backs, but they volunteer their hearts, their minds, and their imaginations.” – from Ray Attiyah Author Ray Attiyah makes a great point in his blog post on employee engagement. You pay your employees to do a job. Whether they pour their heart and soul into it has a lot […]

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Bring On The Passion

December 2, 2012
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We’re all drawn to people who are engaged in life, who have the “it” we look for in others. These people create excitement and have a sparkle in their eyes when they talk about what they’re doing. This passion that they have creates engagement; one passionate person can engage a team, and an engaged team […]

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Do You Care Too Much?

June 10, 2012
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“I wish I didn’t care so much.”  I had to catch my breath before I could respond to this comment. My first reaction was to pick my heart up off the floor. My client was suffering from a standard set too high for the comfort level of his peers. It was causing tension. While he didn’t […]

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