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Keeping An Opportunity Mindset

Keeping An Opportunity Mindset

Opportunities are the venues where people can try themselves, test themselves, better themselves, and even find themselves. The leader’s job is to match the opportunity to the person and to help the person, and the organization, exploit the opportunity for all it’s...

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Development Works

Development Works

One of the advantages of a thirty-year career is accumulating enough evidence to support your convictions. Some people doubt that training can develop leadership skills, and think that people are either born with what it takes to be a leader or they aren’t. So early...

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Risk-taking and the Law of Inertia

Risk-taking and the Law of Inertia

Newton’s first law of motion, the law of inertia, tells us that a body at rest will remain at rest and a body in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Inertia is defined as the property of an object to resist changes in its state of motion....

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Five Key Characteristics of Goals That Motivate

Five Key Characteristics of Goals That Motivate

We are at the starting line of another year. And for the majority of companies, the new year begins with goals.  Now as you are reading this, chances are you have made and already broken your own New Year's resolution. The most common reason for that is lost...

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The Extraordinary Ordinary Leader

The Extraordinary Ordinary Leader

What a leader does every day may seem ordinary, but ordinary things done consistently are what it takes to be extraordinary. You look uniquely familiar. You, the one who has learned to believe in yourself, trust yourself, and follow the quiet inner voice that says,...

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Taking a Moment to Pause

Taking a Moment to Pause

During this time of year, we are often overwhelmed. Schedules are full and there are never enough hours in the day. But while you are busy rushing from one thing to the next, I offer this reminder from my book Leadership to Words at a Time, to pause, breathe and...

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The Gift of Opportunity

The Gift of Opportunity

As we approach the holiday season, gifts are on many of our minds. As a leader, one of the greatest gifts you can give your team is the gift of opportunity. Opportunities are the venues where people can try themselves, test themselves, better themselves, and even find...

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