Become intentional in your leadership growth.

Finding leadership in puzzles

Finding leadership in puzzles

My family really enjoys doing puzzles. It gives us an activity that we can all work on together and separately that doesn't involve technology. Sometimes it's a very passive activity. We'll work on it for a few minutes and walk away. Other times it's the three of...

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Finding leadership in Legos

You probably have, had or know someone who has Legos. They are the little building blocks that have inspired generations and grown from small playthings to multimedia pop culture icons. These little playthings can teach us a few things about leadership and...

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Are your morals for sale?

The choices you made in the past do not define you. What you choose to do today and going forward does. What value do you put on your morals, values, and ethics? Are your morals something that you highly value and would never give away, or...

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How to own your personal development

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your job had a personal, unique development plan that gave you a step by step guide on how to grow and develop yourself and your career? I'm sure that it's out there, but it extremely rare to find this in the workplace. Kornferry...

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Having the Persistence to Excel

Persistence: The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.-Oxford Dictionary The act of continuing on in spite of difficulty or opposition. Some people would call that foolishness. Why keep at something that...

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Holding to Humility

You never know if you're really humble, but you can know if you do humble things. -Erwin McManus Leaders are great at making plans. Think about yourself and the leaders you know. They usually are working off some kind of goal, plan or vision. You likely have...

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Are you following your Calling?

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great...

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How to conquer the habits that hold you back

We all would love to lose some weight, be more fit, have some extra financial security and have some time to enjoy life more, but our habits often get in our way to meeting our goals. Freeing yourself from your habits can be tough. I know that several...

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A letter for the hurting leader

How you define yourself determines your personal value. -Brian Bloye Leadership and life are not all sunshine and roses. There are going to be times when you question your leadership, the direction of your life and the decision that you made. Some of your...

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The Be Series: Be Mickey Mouse

Don't stress over anything that you can't change. -Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is an icon known around the world. You can meet him at 6 different parks around the world, watch him on his own TV channel or go to your local store and find clothing and...

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The Be Series: Be the Rabbit

Rabbits are everywhere! No matter where you live, you likely have them in or near your geographical area. They live on every continent except Antartica and there are over 305 different breeds found in over 70 countries. These cute little animals can...

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The Be Series: Be the Turtle

Turtles are among the most diverse creatures on the planet. How many species of animals can you name that live in the ocean, land, lakes, and swamps? Not very many for sure. They are associated with being wise, committed, although a bit introverted. Here are...

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The Be Series: Be the Risk Taker

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will gain. -Neil Gaiman We love our set routines and the relative safety that our jobs provide. I know I do. The best leaders don't settle for status quo and are great risk takers for their...

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How to get clarity in a blurry world

Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where you felt like you were wearing rain covered glasses? You can see, sort of, but you don't really know where you are going or what you are doing. Clarity in work and life is important to be successful, but...

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Disconnect from the “Always On” culture

Your phone; it's both equally empowering and debilitating at the same time. There have been several times over the last couple of years, where I've refreshed my email app only  to say, "Darn it, I shouldn't have done that."  I now had a new...

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