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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

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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Learn to ask for help...

Aug 09, 2021

For years I have had a rule with my work teams. If you cannot figure something out (or cannot make any headway at all) in 45 minutes, ask for help. 

Of course, most people smile and think...

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Bouncing back from failure

Aug 02, 2021

We have all encountered failure at some point in our lives. Not everyone will admit but it’s true. Sometimes we set goals and we miss to achieve them. We do not hit the sales as expected....

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Leaders: Do not get too comfortable

Jul 26, 2021

As a leader, you have undoubtedly experienced the difficult but exhilarating task of drawing in new customers, clients, or team members. As a result, you understand the challenges and the critical...

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Focus on measuring your own success

Jul 19, 2021

Have you ever run a marathon?

I personally have run so many marathons. I also know people who have. But for me running a marathon is not always about winning and being the first. Actually, I have...

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