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Lead fairly

Lead fairly

We sometimes think of fairness and equality as the same thing, and even with the best intentions, we will lead ineffectively, if we get the two confused.  Equality is about being the same in quality, status, and value while being fair is your unbiased and...

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the power of vulnerability

the power of vulnerability

The strongest people in life are the ones that are comfortable saying ‘I don’t know.-Patrick Lencioni As a young boy growing up in the '80s and '90s there were plenty of heroes for kids to latch on to and look up to for leadership. While there were great leaders like...

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4 Myths of leadership

4 Myths of leadership

Leadership is not some mythical art that you are either born with or not. There is no born leader. All great leaders are created through their willingness to continue learning, their behavior towards others, and their ability to think strategically to get the job...

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Actions to Combat Burnout

Actions to Combat Burnout

Burnout can have a profound impact on your personal and professional life. When I begin to feel burnout, it shows in the things I love most. Projects and passions take a lot more effort and I find myself spinning my wheels instead of using my time to be fully...

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Identify the Signs of Burnout

Identify the Signs of Burnout

Burnout is real and can get the best of all of us. No leader is immune to burnout in either the professional or personal life. Years of collectively battling a pandemic have only made this important issue more prevalent and harder to combat. We've all spent a lot of...

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Build Great Working Relationships

Build Great Working Relationships

As an adult, you spend the majority of your productive hours of the week working with and alongside other people. In order for you to be the most productive and carry a good sense of belonging, you need to have great working relationships with those that you interact...

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Tips for positive self-talk

Tips for positive self-talk

We have enough challenges out and about in our daily work and personal lives to sabotage ourselves with negative self-talk. Last week we looked at negative self-talk, the 4 main types of talk, and shared some real-world examples that these may play out in.  Today...

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The traps of negative self-talk

The traps of negative self-talk

I've coached hundreds of leaders through deep dives on their teams to understand each person's individual development needs. One of the common themes that come up in these sessions is this idea of a leader being too hard on themselves.We found that these people...

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How to handle excuses

How to handle excuses

"Sorry, I got swamped with some other stuff."  "I thought Scott was going to take care of it." We've all had to deal with excuses and we've all given excuses to others in both our personal and professional lives. Life happens. There are times when you run across...

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Building trust with a new team

Building trust with a new team

One of the guarantees in your work life is that you are going to be a part of new teams as you go on your career journey. Whether you are jumping on a team as a leader or a follower, it’s important to begin building that trust with them as early as possible. While the...

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Be a Jedi

Be a Jedi

While most of the kids in my elementary school wanted to be sports stars growing up, I wanted to be a Jedi. I ran through the woods around our country home training to be a Jedi. During the summer, I would burn a whole day watching all three of the original movies...

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Be the willow tree

Be the willow tree

I love willow trees. It stems from my early childhood when we didn't have much, but we did have a huge (to me) willow tree that grew in our backyard. They are found all over the world, but the one in our backyard was the only one I saw as a child. It was unique,...

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Be the glowstick

Be the glowstick

Our family loves glow sticks. We typically keep a pack of the sticks and some of the necklaces and bracelets just in case a need arises on a trip, campout, or just a fun time in the backyard.  Our kids and friends are always pleasantly surprised when we hand them...

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Be a goose

Be a goose

When you think about geese, there may not be a lot of positive things that come to mind. They can be mean, very territorial, and leave a mess everywhere. Many years ago when I lived in Birmingham, AL, I would go on runs around these beautiful little lakes in a large...

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