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Vision

Vision

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.-Warren G. Bennis   It's a new year!  It's a time to wash away the old of the prior year and to make a fresh start for 2019. You have all the potential in the world ahead of you. The vision that you cast now...

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Finish Well

There is nothing like crossing the finish line...it is just an emotional thing to accomplish.    Whew, we are almost to Christmas! I hope you get to celebrate Christmas this week and enjoy some time with those close to you.  As we get closer to Christmas, we usually...

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How to network for success

Networking. It will either excite you, make your eyes roll, or perhaps make you want to jump off a cliff depending on your personality type. The word itself can seem very transactional. It doesn't have to be though. The best networks are built upon...

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Find happiness everywhere!

Success doesn't make us happy, but happiness makes us successful.Shawn Achor  Finding Happiness and dealing with anxiety are hot topics in the United States. Books dealing with anxiety rose 26% over last year and books dealing with happiness rose 83% over...

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Don’t try too hard

I know that it's frustrating when you put so much effort into something and come up short. Besides, that's what we teach; work hard, play hard, and enjoy life. It is possible to try to force things too much at times and come across as trying too hard....

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4 steps to building your brand

Just like the culture at your company, school or home, your brand is out there and creating itself every day.  That personal brand is what you are currently known for to others. They may have the power to decide what their opinion is of you, but you have...

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What to do when things don’t go as planned

Despite how much you plan, how well you prepare, how strategic you think, things sometimes don't go according to plan. Welcome to life folks! Things happen in your life from relationship issues to an unexpected health crisis to dealing with things like...

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Servant Leadership in Action

One of the most inspiring and encouraging things that I see on my travels is a servant leader in action. If you are attentive, you can appreciate it in any industry. Just last week I saw it at Chick-fil-a as the manager led his team during the hectic lunch...

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The Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Servant leadership. More and more organizations are looking for servant leaders as they fill new roles. Sometimes they don't even realize it, as they describe some of the characteristics of a servant leader without calling out the leadership style itself....

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Words Matter @ Home

It’s sometimes easier to carry ourselves well at work and let it slip at home or with our friends. If you work from home or are a stay at home mom, it can be even more difficult because those boundaries are not as defined. No matter your situation, your...

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Words Matter @ Work

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...

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What 37.5 miles taught me

“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...

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Be Yourself

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,...

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Be Reliable

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. ...

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Be the Influencer

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,...

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