Stewardship

What do you stand for?

November 7, 2017
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Taking a stand for what’s right takes courage. If you just go along to get along, well then, you’re really not taking a stand. Taking a stand means believing in something so much that you will stand up for it, protect it, and positively influence others about it. Many times we are tempted to not […]

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Who is your purpose?

November 1, 2017
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It’s frustrating to wonder what your purpose is, and it’s not just kids wondering what they’re going to be when they grow up, either. Many adults are searching for their purpose too, asking, “Why am I here?” I think we should look at this differently. I don’t think our purpose is a “thing.” I don’t […]

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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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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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How to Tackle a Tough Conversation

February 29, 2016
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In last week’s webinar on stewarding your company culture in uncertain times, one participant asked about how they should go about talking to a colleague who was violating the company’s culture or non-negotiables. Regardless of your personality or communication style, here are some helpful guidelines when confronting a teammate or peer.

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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

February 24, 2016
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Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers and misfits work through their challenges and find success. Different jobs and different leaders have different levels of acceptability when it comes to the grace period […]

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Staying Positive Under Pressure

February 18, 2016
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Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your head in shared sympathy. There just isn’t room for error when it comes to dealing with others’ paychecks, so the stress level among this team has […]

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Culture Webinar – You’re Invited!

February 3, 2016
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I hope you can join me for Impacting Leaders’ first Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about company culture. The webinar is “Stewarding Your Company Culture in Uncertain Times,” 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 we […]

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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

November 5, 2015
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1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our leader’s belief in us, but we need it to stretch ourselves, try new things, and achieve our best. Our belief in a teammate is especially impactful […]

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