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Building mental fortitude

Building mental fortitude

Mental fortitude, or grit as it's sometimes called, can be the deciding factor in your success as a leader and how you persevere through challenging times. Looking back at my time in the military, basic training was really about testing and strengthening a...

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Can you create charisma?

Can you create charisma?

If you've ever met someone that was very likable but you didn't exactly know why, then you have seen charisma in action. It's the magic essence of networking, building a following, and being well-liked.  At the end of the day, people are more likely to...

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How to create sincere enthusiasm

How to create sincere enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.-Ralph Waldo Emerson Sincere enthusiasm in what you do is both compelling and attractive to others. Your level of enthusiasm is like a magnet, the stronger it is, the more that you will draw in. Elon Musk is a great...

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What to do when someone resigns

What to do when someone resigns

The sudden departure of trusted and valued team members can be a shock to a leader and navigating this scenario is one of the most challenging, and often frustrating, parts of being a leader. The loss causes more work for the leader, less efficiency in the team in the...

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You are not an imposter – Conquering imposter syndrome

You are not an imposter – Conquering imposter syndrome

Have you ever felt like a phony, fake or inadequate no matter how successful you really are?  It's often referred to as Imposter Syndrome. You feel like you aren't truly good enough to be the leader, great parent or friend and once everyone figures it out,...

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Facelifts, overhauls, and funerals

Facelifts, overhauls, and funerals

We officially crossed the halfway point in the year. How is the year going for you? Are you on track for the goals that you set out for yourself? Have the goals already been thrown out the window and you are in survival mode?  It's a great time to take a moment...

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Profiles in Leadership: Wilma Mankiller

Profiles in Leadership: Wilma Mankiller

We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we are going and get the job done-Wilma Mankiller  Wilma Mankiller was a leader that broke barriers for her people. She was elected as the first female Chief of the Cherokee people and brought Native Americans forward...

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Profiles in Leadership: Joan of Arc

Profiles in Leadership: Joan of Arc

You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger.-Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was an illiterate farm girl that grew up in the French countryside...

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Profiles in Leadership: Winston Churchill

Profiles in Leadership: Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.-Winston Churchill  Winston Churchill is perhaps the greatest prime minister that ever lived. He led Britain through World War II and held his people against attacks from...

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Profiles in Leadership: Martin Luther King Jr.

Profiles in Leadership: Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.-Martin Luther King Jr.  Few people have had an impact on American history like Martin Luthor King Jr. An incredibly smart man, Dr. King stood against...

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How to manage your digital footprint

How to manage your digital footprint

If you are reading this, you have a digital footprint. A digital footprint is the trail of data you leave behind as you venture across the internet and apps. Many companies, employers, clients, and acquaintances use this information to various degrees to get a glimpse...

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Team coordination

Team coordination

Individual commitment to a group effort - that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -Vince Lombardi If you've ever been to an airshow, they can be equally jaw-dropping and unnerving at the same time. The teams...

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Become a great long-distance leader

Become a great long-distance leader

We have more long-distance leaders than ever before. Perhaps you were assigned this type of leadership or maybe you found yourself here unexpectedly because of COVID-19. Either way, here you are!  Your team deserves great leadership regardless of if they are...

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Take the praise and gifts you receive

Take the praise and gifts you receive

Many of us find it difficult to accept the praise, compliments, gifts, and service that is given to us by others. We can get embarrassed, timid or flat our deny those gifts. Some of our responses sound like this when someone offers us a gift or even a compliment: "I...

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The Be Series: Be the Why

The Be Series: Be the Why

People rely on each other to make it through life and It often falls down to a close circle of friends and family. Some people aren't as fortunate to have a strong inner circle and as a result, they isolate themselves, their mental and physical health...

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