Become intentional in your leadership growth.

Gain a true sense of your identity

Gain a true sense of your identity

One of the common issues I see leaders face is that they identify too strongly with one aspect of their lives and ignore the other parts. It can be easy to fall into this trap because it typically starts out innocently enough as you pursue something...

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What is your word worth?

The value of your word is much like the stock market. Its value fluctuates on a continual basis. Any company out there would love the ability to be fully in control of their rating on the market. There are many outside factors that go into the evaluation of...

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What to do when life throws you a curve

Life is all about curveballs and unexpected changes. I'm not aware of anyone that has lived life exactly like they imagined and planned for. Sometimes these changes come out of nowhere and alter your life forever. A sudden job loss. The unexpected passing of...

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How to turn around a bad reputation

There are few things in life that are permanent. You can even have your old tattoo of Hello Kitty that you now hate removed. People sometimes believe that you can't shake a bad reputation. Instead of trying to climb out of the situation, they instead embrace it...

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How to be a great mentor

It can feel great when someone asks you to be their mentor.  It means that they highly value your input and want to model at least part of their life after you. Mentoring can often be a bit intimidating at first.  What can I truly offer...

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How to find a great mentor

I owe a lot of my success in life to my mentors and advisors who have helped me along my life journey. Their guidance kept me on the right path when things got confusing, helped me make the right decisions during difficult times and supported and...

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Finding leadership in running

Being an athlete is a state of mind which is not bound by age, performance or place in the running pack. -Jeff Galloway Jeff Galloway is a world-famous runner and coach who popularized interval training, or the Run, Walk, Run method as he calls it. We have...

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Finding leadership in video games

We don't get to choose how we start in this life. Real greatness is what you do with the hand that you've been dealt. -Victor Sullivan(Character from Uncharted video game series) It's safe to say that video games have firmly established themselves in...

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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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