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"The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."

-- Barack Obama

Dear leader, do not just talk; be an active listener

Nov 15, 2021

Listening is not a human’s strongest suit. We are mentally preparing how to respond most of the time instead of internalizing what the other person is actually saying. In a study done in 2020...

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Do not fear making a mistake; fear being one

Nov 03, 2021

It is tempting to think that leaders don’t make mistakes.  In fact people tend to think that greatness results from the few flaws we make. However, if I gave you a glimpse of the number...

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Positive energy is the real deal

Oct 25, 2021

I can not fathom the number of times I wake up in the morning and feel like there is no way I am getting out of my bed and heading to work. Or at times even feel like there is no energy left in me...

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The power of decision making

Oct 14, 2021

If something I would say is underrated yet vital in running almost everything in this life is decision-making and its power. The world we live in today has been shaped by decisions. Even God...

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Is leadership a lonely place?

Sep 20, 2021

Leadership can be a lonely place to live. This is not new; it is a common thing. Sometimes it is self-isolation out of fear of being judged. But, on the other hand, it can be public isolation,...

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Teamwork: What is your status?

Sep 13, 2021

Over the past two years, I am sure most of our teams have endured a level of challenges we have never experienced before. These difficult times have undoubtedly highlighted the strengths and...

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Maximizing remote meetings

Sep 06, 2021

Working remotely can be convenient and productive, but it can also be frustrating, particularly when it comes to meetings. We have all experienced terrible zoom meetings. The team member whose...

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Want to lead, read

Aug 30, 2021

I do not know if there is a magic number for the books and articles you should read each year or if people who read more are liked more. Or if they get more done.

There is probably a lot I do not...

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The one thing that stops employee innovation; blame

Aug 23, 2021

“You should have been able to predict this result; you are not a good risk-taker.”

This is not the message anyone wants to hear. Giving people the freedom to make mistakes in small ways...

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Free your team by reducing too many meetings

Aug 16, 2021

Good business meetings are essential for getting work done and building the relationships needed for breakthrough results. Too many meetings, however, stifle productivity and quickly burn out team...

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