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False Power In Leadership

(*FALSE POWER IN LEADERSHIP*)

by DrMaria on May 24, 2016

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” ~ Robert Muller Forgiveness is a challenging concept for many leaders. While we understand the idea and we know forgiveness when it happens, the vagueness surrounding forgiveness is illusive. The ambiguity enfolding forgiveness stems from our… Keep Reading >>

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Combining Leadership Theory With Action

(*COMBINING LEADERSHIP THEORY WITH ACTION*)

by DrMaria on May 17, 2016

As a professor and teacher, I understand the importance of theory. Theory gives us the foundation on which to build. As a coach, I understand the importance of action. Just as wisdom is the combination of knowledge and experience, success is the combination of theory and action. I work with many clients on action plans,… Keep Reading >>

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Service Not Sales In Organization Leadership

May 10, 2016
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Organizational and leadership models throughout history, and still today, are like authoritative kingdoms. The ruling king or queen sits on their throne (corner office in the executive suite) and the serfs and subjects (subordinates and “team”) support them in any way necessary. Oh, we have the right words today—team, collaboration, and empowerment—unfortunately, in many organizations… Keep Reading >>

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Why Leaders Thoughtfully Choose These 5 People

May 3, 2016
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Jim Rohn, the great businessman and motivational leader stated, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” What does this say about us? When we think about this statement, we may immediately go to the literal, physical people in our circle. This concept is realized when we start taking… Keep Reading >>

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The Right Side of Re-Connecting

April 26, 2016
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Ask any successful leader or business owner what one of the most critical factors is for success today, and you will hear creativity. Now, more than ever, innovation and creativity are sought-after skills in organizations for their leaders. Old models steeped in scientific management and mechanistic thinking no longer serves our needs in this new… Keep Reading >>

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Making Movement In Your Leadership Goals

April 17, 2016
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We have so much we want to do and accomplish as leaders. We dream, create, plan, review, plan some more, and tweak, tweak, tweak. Is this perfectionism or is this fear; and really, aren’t they both the same? Sometimes, we stand behind all of these activities to legitimately stay busy. However, these activities keep us… Keep Reading >>

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Why Developing Thick Skin Is Not Necessary

April 12, 2016
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Someone asked me the other day, “How can you develop a thick-skin at work?” My initial response, “Develop a strong heart.” Growing up, I was often teased because of my over-bite. Called many names at school, I came home frequently collapsing into a pile of tears. My mother would tell me to ignore the bully’s… Keep Reading >>

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Teach To Reach Transformational Leadership

April 5, 2016
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I love the Buddhist saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” In my many years of teaching formal courses at the university level, I am a student right along with the class I am teaching. When I teach, I learn. I have yet to teach a class where I have not learned… Keep Reading >>

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Why Mentoring Isn’t Enough

March 29, 2016
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“Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.” – Chicago Tribune Recently I discussed mentoring. The focus for this post is on coaching. I understand that many people use these two terms interchangeably. Mentoring and coaching can be a nice compliment to each other, but we need to understand the… Keep Reading >>

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What Is Your Leadership Image?

March 22, 2016
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Last year I went to the police station to be fingerprinted as a requirement for a volunteer project I was working on and on the way home, I saw a man driving a small electric car. When I saw the car, I assumed one of his objectives for buying it was to leave less of… Keep Reading >>

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