• Finding Your Voice: Step 1 of 2

    Last week I mentioned Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 8th Habit, From Effectiveness to Greatness. In the post I offered Covey’s description for how we can find our own voice first and then move on to inspiring others to find their voice. Step one for finding your voice: Genuinely tap your talents and fuel your […]

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  • Finding Your Voice in 2014

    Are you familiar with the book written by Stephen R. Covey years ago, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People? The content of this highly popular book has impacted literally millions of people since publication in 1989 and in 2011 it was placed on the Time’s list as one of the 25 most influential business […]

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  • It’s Right There, Can’t You See It?

    Last week, I had one of those experiences that immediately leaves you in a panic … I couldn’t find my wallet. I’d pulled up to the coffee shop for an early morning meeting with a favorite client, grabbed my bag out of the car and stepped into the warm, welcoming atmosphere of this delightful spot. After selecting […]

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  • A Prepared Leader is Willing

    In my blog the week prior to our Thanksgiving holiday, I popped up the topic of being prepared to enter into 2014 fully equipped for a great year. From a leadership perspective, I believe being prepared is one part getting ready and one part being willing. The getting ready part is about getting our tactical or […]

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  • A Prepared Leader is Ready

    As we approach the holidays dozens of things will take center stage that require the use of our precious energy. Before it gets too hectic, I encourage you to take a few minutes to consider how you will enter the New Year. Are you prepared? Are you both ready and willing to take the steps […]

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  • Planning Your Leadership Effectiveness

    Have you heard the phrase, “if you fail to plan – you plan to fail?” I love, no hate, no love that phrase. It’s a constant reminder to me be intentional about my professional development which, in turn, impacts my business success. If you are reading this, say “thank you” to yourself because the topic […]

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  • Manager Rakes

    What sort of tools do you use for autumn yard clean up? A leaf blower, a rake, plastic yard bags, a chest for gardening tools and flower pots? As we move toward colder weather we prepare our yards, and our homes, for the coming change in weather. How do you prepare yourself for changes in […]

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  • Taking AIM – Attitude in Motion

    I appreciate this quote by Deepak Chopra, “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” I believe the quote gives voice to the idea that we can choose how we bring ourselves to a situation. We don’t have to “auto-react”, in an unhelpful way, although we often do – myself included. […]

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  • One + One = 3

    I often hear that being part of a community is important for many reasons. One of the top reasons cited is that together we can get more accomplished than if we were working as a single. If you are a manager, this idea of one plus one equals more than two should be compelling enough […]

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  • Leadership Anchors

    Do you go through periods of time where you feel you are drifting? Maybe you feel like your team is drifting or perhaps even the entire organization seems adrift. While we normally can’t shift the tide for others, we can always change our own direction. This post is directed to you, the individual, and your […]

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