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Delayed Reaction

Each month several leaders within our organization get together to learn about and discuss a different leadership-related topic. This month our conversation veered to how quickly we respond to...
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Do What You Need to Do

A fun an inspiring story made the rounds in the media about a month ago when 100-year-old Ida Keeling broke the 100 meter record for her age. To celebrate,...
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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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Our Value Doesn’t Lie in Our Busyness

We all have days, weeks, and sometimes seasons where our projects and commitments exceed our capacity. The question is, how do you handle it? You have two options. You...
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Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture

It is so easy to slip into a producer mode of head down, isolated activity during the holiday season. We panic (or is it just me?) over all the...
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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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Four Ways to Overcome the Win-Loss Mentality

I’ve noticed an increasingly prevalent point-of-view in the workplace and in society in general these days: it’s the view that if I win, someone else has to lose. While...
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Where’s Your Sense of Urgency?

You’re furiously working on multiple projects, doing your best to keep from dropping the ball on any one of the numerous items you’re juggling. Yet, your boss is in...
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Got Mo?

Momentum… a leader’s best friend. There is no better feeling than having the big Mo behind you!  It’s hard to get started, but once you have it, it’s hard...
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How to Coach the Undisciplined

In my career, I’ve been blessed to coach to a variety of personalities, strengths and work styles. I’ve learned that in most cases, there is no “right” and “wrong”...
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