Become intentional in your leadership growth.

Be the farmer

Be the farmer

I find farming to be a fascinating industry. There is a beauty and calmness to be seen as you drive by a field of growing crops. Underneath that calmness are highly skilled workers, complicated machines, and a focused plan and team to bring it all to life. Today,...

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Be a song

Be a song

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house that had hundreds of records and there was constantly music being played somewhere in the house. Songs can hold a lot of power too. Hearing a certain song can bring you back to a...

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How to create luck for yourself

How to create luck for yourself

I've always been a lucky person. At nine, I won a mountain bike from a gas station (that was too big for me) and later won a chest full of Disney merch in a separate drawing. Since then I've won clothes, cash, food, concert tickets, VIP experiences, and more. I'm also...

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What leader shadow are you casting?

What leader shadow are you casting?

Good leadership cascades out and impacts the team long after a leader leaves the room. Like a shadow, it follows a person and can be even larger than the person themselves. As you can imagine that shadow can have both a positive impact and a negative one.  During...

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How to create and irresistible pitch to your leader

How to create and irresistible pitch to your leader

Whether it's trying to gain additional resources, implementing a new strategy on the team, or asking for a raise, one crucial that you will need in your toolbox is the ability to create a successful pitch that not only captures your leader's attention...

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Habits to improve your EQ

Habits to improve your EQ

Emotional intelligence is one of those universally needed skills that transcend industries, leadership levels, and educational backgrounds. Everyone benefits from having stronger EQ skills as they navigate relationships with others as well as how they manage much...

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Finding Leadership in the Matrix

Finding Leadership in the Matrix

Bullet time. Red pill, blue pill. Simulation vs. reality. The Matrix series was a cultural phenomenon in the late '90s and early '00s. It's the story of Neo, a hacker who discovers that the world around him is a simulation created by machines to enslave humanity. With...

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Finding Leadership in Seinfeld

Finding Leadership in Seinfeld

Seinfeld is a great comedy show from the 90s that is known for its observational humor and the absurd situations that the group of four friends find themselves in. The show was hugely popular when it first aired and today finds itself in a new renaissance...

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How your friendship helps your leadership

How your friendship helps your leadership

I can look back on my life and see where there was always a group of friends that were there for me to support me as I grew older and tried to figure out life. No matter your life stage, your circle of friends can impact your leadership skills in a positive way. ...

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A reminder of what you can’t control

A reminder of what you can’t control

Have you ever warned yourself out mentally thinking about a person, situation, or change that you ultimately have no control over? Maybe a better way to phrase the question is not how, but how often! Growing through and letting go of those things that you can't...

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A reminder of what you can control

A reminder of what you can control

Sometimes it just feels like you are just being tossed about during your day or week. Maybe you feel like you are crawling to the proverbial shore at the end of the day as your ship (plan) was wrecked and sunk again. It's not difficult to fall into a cycle of despair...

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Time Management: Successful leaders delegate

Time Management: Successful leaders delegate

One of the most common opportunities for newly promoted leaders is the skill of delegation. It comes in part from being the expert in the areas of their previous role and still retaining those responsibilities and partly from passion areas that the person just loves...

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Time Management Series: Eliminate time stealers

Time Management Series: Eliminate time stealers

Positive intent. I love that phrase and use it quite often in communication and coaching. It sums up so many shortfalls in a real way. A person had all the positive intent in the world, but maybe how they went about getting to a solution wasn't quite right. You'll...

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Time Management Series: Build your system

Time Management Series: Build your system

Lee Cockerell retired EVP of Disney World, walks around with a pocket calendar and day planner in his pocket and has been for years. You could find him in corporate meetings jotting down notes and then later in the day out in the parks referencing what was up next and...

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Time Management Series: Prioritize your time

Time Management Series: Prioritize your time

One of the challenges of time management is that many people don't think of time in terms of a commodity that consistently depletes.  A great illustration that drives this point home, was a conversation between two people around the concept. The interviewer asked...

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