Serenity Now!

April 1, 2016
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I read this blog post yesterday that I immediately had to share with my team. It is that good. It’s not long. You should take a moment and read it. (Go ahead, I’ll wait right here). Don’t you love the author’s take on creating calm? Ah, calm! There are few things people are chasing after […]

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Our Value Doesn’t Lie in Our Busyness

January 21, 2016
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We all have days, weeks, and sometimes seasons where our projects and commitments exceed our capacity. The question is, how do you handle it? You have two options. You can continue to rush around, frazzled and hectic because you have too much on your plate. (This does nothing to lower your own stress level, and […]

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6 Mistakes Leaders Under Pressure Make

April 13, 2015
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The pressure to simultaneously produce and lead well. The pressure to serve your leader, your peers, and your teammates while still meeting the needs of your clients. The pressure to meet all those deadlines and fulfill all those demands in the midst of unforeseen challenges and unexpected changes. The deadlines loom. The work piles up. […]

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Watch Your Tone!

May 30, 2014
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I’ve noticed something prevalent lately among several confident leaders I know – how they use their tone. Or more specifically, how they use their tone when they’re stressed or frustrated or just downright angry. Recently a teammate of mine persuaded me to listen to a couple of voicemails I had left on her phone. I […]

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Handling Difficulties and Stress: Six Tips for Leaders

March 20, 2011
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You were passed over for the promotion. Your boss criticizes your team’s performance. Your company is struggling. Your new marketing program falls flat. If you’ve been a leader for long, you’ve likely dealt with one of these scenarios or numerous other difficult situations that most leaders will face at one time or another. These situations […]

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