Self Awareness

Careless Leading

January 9, 2018
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Carelessness is something we don’t like to see in others, yet we seldom look for it within ourselves.

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Joy, Joy, Joy!

December 20, 2017
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‘Tis the season, right? Well, I hope joy isn’t just a season for you. But there is something about this time of year that makes even the ungrateful joyful. Why is that?

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3 Temptations Leaders Face

December 14, 2017
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Temptations are a serious phenomenon for everyone. We are all tempted in different areas of our lives: with our diet, our money, our exercise, our decisions, our statements, and even with whom we spend our time. Even the most self-controlled are tempted. Remember how Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness? Now if only we could […]

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Are You Learning From Your Bad Decisions? 5 Questions to Ask.

August 23, 2017
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“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing.” – Condoleezza Rice We do that in business and in leadership, don’t we? Rather than learn from our failures, our shortcomings and our bad decisions, we want to sanitize them, ignore them, gloss over them, and […]

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June 15 Webinar: How to Deal with Difficult People

June 13, 2017
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I hope you can join us this week for our next Impacting Leaders webinar! The webinar is How to Deal with Difficult People, and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on how you can minimize frustrations and conflict, […]

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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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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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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 Assuming the Worst

April 21, 2016
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Last week I blogged about the importance of believing the best. So, what if you’re one of those people who naturally assumes the worst? Well, all hope is not lost! Ha! Actually, teammates whose minds naturally go to “what can go wrong” still bring a valuable perspective, even if it’s one of the glass being […]

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Believe the Best

April 15, 2016
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Are you someone who believes the best or assumes the worst? Most of us naturally lean one way or another because of past experiences in our professional and personal lives. Some find it easy to trust and feel optimistic, while others go through life always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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