Become intentional in your leadership growth.
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It's interesting to see how more companies are being mindful of their words both internally and externally. We sometimes underappreciate the connotations that words carry as we interact with different people groups. A prime example of this is in the car industry when...read more
“Well, how are you changed?” My wife asked me two days after I finished running 37.5 miles at the Wildcat 100 in Pensacola, FL. “I feel satisfied…like I don’t have anything left to prove and ready to move on to the next thing.” I replied. It was a crazy race. You...read more
Be yourself no matter what they say. -Sting The be series has been a fun group of topics to write about it. We've been everything from squirrels to copy machines and ecologists Each has a unique perspective and can teach something about our own life and leadership,...read more
As a leader, you are expected to be reliable. That's one reason why you are the leader in the first place! it's also the reason why companies like Chick-fil-a are so successful. No matter where you go, you know you can rely on them to give you great service and food. ...read more
The word influencer gets thrown around a bunch these days, especially in the social media world. People want to be influencers because they see all the perks; free stuff, notoriety, money, and the ego boost. It's important to be an influencer in the right way,...read more
One of the most undervalued types of communications is a person's storytelling skills. I remember one year when I put storytelling skills in the areas for improvement section of my annual review. It was largely brushed off and likely taken in the context that I was...read more
Ecology is the study of the environment and how each individual action impacts everything else. If you remember your time back to grade school, you'll remember illustrations that show how ecosystems work. You can use the illustration below and begin replacing pieces...read more
The importance of community, living in peace and helping one another, is a foundation piece of who we are. That can be found more so in Clarkston, GA than anywhere else in the world. Clarkston holds the crown as the most diverse city in the world. At a population of a...read more
Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa Every day seems to bring a new viral video showing a person treating others with disrespect, hatred, and anger. Stories are consistently being spread of influencers...read more
Just play. have fun. Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan It's summer! This is the time where Americans are out enjoying some vacation, grilling, fireworks and the outdoor events and concerts. Some people for many various reasons forget to have fun along the way and...read more
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain It's no secret that I...read more
Waiting is hard. I know that it is for me. We all have times in our life when we are suddenly waiting for direction. I think of this as a waiting room. You are just stuck there and it only becomes more frustrating as you see other people come and go while you just...read more
Continue to change and remember where you came from. There are several leadership books that cover the idea that what got you where you are currently will not get you to where you are going. The idea is that you must continue to grow and transform in order to keep...read more
Lose the argument, not the person. When you think about an argument, it gets down to being all about you. It's about getting your point across. It's about making sure the other person knows that you are right. It's about winning. The problem is that it never ends...read more