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10 Qualities of Healthy Debate

The ability to have healthy debate is a hallmark of a healthy team. Healthy debate allows us to share our thoughts, opinions, and even passionately disagree without causing harm...
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Pretender

Getting Beneath the Surface

Have you ever been asked, “How are you doing?” only to have the asker already out of earshot by the time you turn to answer? If we’re honest, we’ve...
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Good Leaders Make it All About Themselves

Ha, well I thought that title might catch your attention! No, it isn’t a typo. Good leaders do make it about themselves from time to time, and they should....
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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers...
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Four Gets to Not Forget in Adversity

You get what you get, right? We are all ordained, but sometimes it’s confusing to know when and if we are on the right track. No matter where we find...
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The Difference Between Being Consistent and Being Fair

I had a great discussion with one of my leaders in her growth review a couple weeks ago. She told me she wanted to get better in her consistency,...
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What’s Your 2016 Rally Cry?

Rally cry! Those who know me or have worked with me know that I love a good rally cry to set the tone and motivate my team and me to...
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Seeking an Attitude of Gratitude

There are always two ways to frame our outlook on life. Two options for how we choose to view and react to our present circumstances. We can dwell on...
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To the Leader Focused on the Five Percent

Oh, those uplifting leaders who never pass up an opportunity to recognize and celebrate every milestone and achievement! For them, encouraging teammates seems to come as naturally as breathing....
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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our...
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