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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a relatively recent discussion point in leadership development. Today we are talking about three ways to build EQ within leadership mindsets and positively shift our mental models (which we use each time we develop policies and procedures). Did you know our mental models are so powerful and deeply ingrained we are… Keep Reading >>

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As we continue our understanding of leadership, today I want to expand our Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, by discussing the importance of understanding personality types in the workplace. Now, we’ve been hanging out together for a while and I just have to ask, Are you a square? No, not that kind of square! Maybe you’re… Keep Reading >>

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Why Effective Communication Often Eludes Leadership

April 13, 2015
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How many times a day do we experience a communication breakdown? We’ve been talking about communication for decades and we still can’t seem to get it right! Effective communication often eludes leadership because we have yet to figure out how to balance both sides of this relationship. Looking at how we communicate can explain so… Keep Reading >>

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Spring Cleaning Your Leadership Priorities

April 7, 2015
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As we enter into Spring, leadership priorities are not often considered part of the Spring Cleaning process. I know there is quite of bit of talk going around about balance. Unfortunately, the discussion only seems to pile on more stress and guilt because many of us are already aware that we are out of balance…. Keep Reading >>

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How To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

March 31, 2015
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Workplace creativity and innovation are sought after goals in many organizations. Ever wonder how to get the creative juices flowing? Practicing creativity not only helps leaders make quick, confident decisions, innovate, and problem solve; creativity also helps us interact with others at a higher level. Living in this creative zone is as beneficial for leaders… Keep Reading >>

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Three Ways To Find Renewal In Your Leadership Development

March 23, 2015
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As we move into the season of Spring, a sense of wonder and renewal comes upon me. This is such a beautiful time of year, fresh with new beginnings and renewal. It is important for us, as leaders, to take the time for renewal and reflection in our leadership development. As leaders, we have to… Keep Reading >>

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Leadership Models Should Be Built With Legacy In Mind

March 17, 2015
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We all leave a legacy, whether by choice or unconsciously. So why not intentionally create our personal leadership models built with legacy in mind? Do you really want someone else to define your legacy? Meaningfulness, is feeling a part of something bigger, as big as a legacy. The yearning for something more is evident in… Keep Reading >>

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Why Social Responsibility is Changing Corporations

March 10, 2015
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Consumers, employees, and leaders are demanding socially responsible behavior of themselves and others. Walmart, Starbucks, Walt Disney, and many changing corporations are incorporating this policy into their competitive strategies. If companies choose not to comply with our wishes, we go elsewhere—because we can. Have you noticed the recent impact of social responsibility in our business… Keep Reading >>

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Five Types Of Power In Leadership

March 2, 2015
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Power is a hot topic. Not all power is equal. In this video, I review the five types of power in leadership, how shared power can make followers uncomfortable, and some considerations you will be able to apply going forward. We have been taught for too long, to let others define our thoughts, feelings, jobs,… Keep Reading >>

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Two Ways To Improve Your Leadership Style

February 24, 2015
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Leaders are constantly looking for way to improve and grow. When it comes to improving our leadership style, there are two major ways that are often overlooked – the mindfulness of both meditation and prayer. Prayer, meditation, and leadership. What in the world, do these three things have in common? Everything. As leaders, we have… Keep Reading >>

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