Planning

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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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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How We Punish Our Performers

July 24, 2014
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The gentleman who sat in the aisle seat next to me on my flight back from Dallas to Atlanta last week was clearly unhappy. I assumed his frustration was at the airline and his having to request to move from his middle seat a few rows up to an aisle seat next to me, so […]

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How to Avoid Crash Diet Leadership

July 14, 2014
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I came across a great quote in one of my Leadership Promises daily devotionals from last week: “Everyone is looking for a quick fix, but what they really need is fitness. People who look for fixes stop doing what’s right when pressure is relieved. People who pursue fitness do what they should no matter what […]

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Who You Gonna Pick?

July 10, 2014
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People get promoted. They leave for another job at another company. They make a lateral move for another job at the same company. They retire. And yet, when it’s inevitably time to fill a vacant or newly-created position, many leaders have no idea who they’re going to pick.

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4 Actions to Tackle Your Procrastination Pitfalls

June 3, 2014
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“Later.” Procrastination’s best friend. Later I’ll…workout, eat right, read a book, work on that project, spend time with the kids, clean out my closet or study for my test.

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12 Rules for Building a Thriving Virtual Team

March 17, 2014
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As I noted in 5 Actions for Leading a Virtual Team, the Impacting Leaders team is comprised of mostly virtual employees. I asked my team to think about the actions they deem to be essential to success as a member of a virtual team. Here’s what they had to share:

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5 Actions for Leading a Virtual Team

March 6, 2014
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Impacting Leaders is a virtual organization, and this setup works well for us and our clients. The flexibility has allowed me to cherry-pick the people on my team because location is not an issue. Our clients are spread across several states, so there is no need for a brick-and-mortar headquarters.

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The Vision Process

January 13, 2014
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Having vision is crucial for a leader who has intentions of growing and sustaining a business into the future. Vision is also a motivational element when it comes to attracting the best talent. However, as leaders, if we do not have a process for fulfilling our vision, then it is nothing more than a talked […]

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Finding Value from Your Failures

December 30, 2013
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I’d like to introduce a guest blogger today. Bryan Greenwood is an executive leader at a client of Impacting Leaders. I was so impressed with his New Year message to his team that I wanted to share it with you this week. As the New Year quickly approaches, it is common for many to self-evaluate […]

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