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Coaching Is An Important Part Of Leadership

Many of us forget that while leadership may be first and foremost communication and inspiration, there is a much more practical side to it as well. I wasn’t much of an athlete as far as skills are concerned but I did love sports and played competitively through school. There were always coaches who could teach […]

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5 Ways To Become A Person Of Influence

Do you know someone who you consider to be a person of influence? I have a close friend that I have admired for some time. He is younger than I am, much quieter than I am and, I believe, much wiser than I. And please believe me, that’s not some self-deprecating comment that I’m prone […]

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5 Common Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Lead me, follow me or get out of my way. – General George S. Patton Have you worked for someone in the past who you would walk through fire for? Maybe it wasn’t at work. Maybe it was in your personal life. A troop leader, a teacher; possibly a coach or a pastor. Regardless of […]

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Millennials Aren’t Turning Into Their Parents

Millennials. That word generally brings to mind images of hipsters with horn-rimmed glasses who can’t stop looking at their mobile device. Or maybe a smart but socially disengaged kid who can run an online business but doesn’t shave and isn’t comfortable in a conversation about current events. But don’t worry, everyone said they would “grow […]

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Do You Use “Smart Trust” In Your Leadership?

Have you ever been taken advantage of in the business world? I mean really burned. An event that maybe cost you business, or maybe donors. I have…more than once. What’s worse is that I tend to internalize these unfortunate events and let them eat away at me for a long time. I think that anyone […]

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Developing Habits and Consistency in Leadership

I run. OK, I run, but I’m not a runner. Well, at least I’m not a very good runner. Add to that a dash of laziness and a pinch of poor self-discipline and you have the beginnings of a pretty strong negative feedback loop. And good running habits aren’t as easy to establish as you […]

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What My iPhone Taught Me About Goal Setting

Is reaching a personal or professional goal challenging for you? I was thinking recently about how difficult goal-setting can be for me. I annually make an assessment of where I am both personally and professionally and then make a plan for my development in the next year. Sometimes I don’t like what I find. Maybe […]

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