February 1, 2019

What’s Holding You Back?

As you consider your day, your week, this quarter, what is holding you back from achieving what you have planned or working to achieve? Are constant interruptions the challenge? Unplanned meetings or events? Are they external reasons, i.e., phone calls, email, employees, boss, clients? Or are they internal reasons,
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January 29, 2019

The Impact of Busyness on Leadership

How often have you heard the response, “busy”, to a simple question, “How are you doing?” Recently I read a great blog, “Leadership Resilience-Step One” by Dave Schrader, here is an excerpt. Does this describe your schedule? “In the busyness and pressure of leading and working on any
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January 29, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions/Goals: 5 Tips to Stay the Course

In the past, I spent so much time coming up with the right resolutions for a new year I would almost miss when New Year’s arrived and only to forget about them in less than a month. Since then I have enjoyed reflecting on my year sometime in December
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September 9, 2018

Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow

Recently I attended the Global Leadership Summit where Craig Groeschel led a session entitled, “Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow”. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? The title makes a leader ask if they are this kind of leader. In the session, he quotes a Forbes article where employers
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June 13, 2018

What have you learned today, I’m curious?

As Arizona temperatures rise, it is a great season for reading, webinars, and conferences in cooler climates. I have recently been attending a couple virtual professional development summits. Each book, webinar, or seminar challenges me to take some action as I move forward in my work, and many
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May 1, 2018

The Importance of Self-Care

After returning from a Leadership Conference and hearing two different presenters, one in her 20s and the other in her 90s, speak about the importance of self-care, I was reminded how critical self-care is to a leaders success.Leaders of all levels from C-Suite through first level, maintain very
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January 2, 2018

Showing Up As A Leader

How important are leaders in an organization? Does it matter how a leader "shows up"? And what does it really mean to "show up"? It is how leaders exhibit their values, do their behaviors match what they say they value? If they say they value respect in the
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December 23, 2017

What Drives Your Talent?

As the labor shortage becomes more challenging, have you considered your value proposition? As stated in a Forbes article by Michael Skok, “A value proposition is a positioning statement that explains what benefit you provide for who and how you do it uniquely well.” While written for entrepreneurs
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November 25, 2017

Chasing Perfection to Catch Excellence

 "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence” - Vince Lombardi  A leader doesn’t have to be failing or have problems to consider their leadership skills. In the spirit of continuous improvement and lifelong learning, leaders can stop and take stock of where they
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