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7 Steps To Showing Up As A Leader

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by DrMaria on August 31, 2015

Recently working with a client, we were discussing how we “show up”. We have learned and studied so much about good communication skills and body language that many of us have mastered the art of “listening” with our bodies. Bodies leaning in, head nodding, eyes fixed on the other person, yet all the while our… Keep Reading >>

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6 Requirements For A Mentorship Mindset

(*6 REQUIREMENTS*) FOR A (*MENTORSHIP MINDSET*)

by DrMaria on August 24, 2015

I was just in a discussion today about mentoring. What exactly does this mean and why is it important for leaders to have a mentorship mindset? Mentorship is about sharing wisdom, and wisdom is gained from knowledge and experience. One of my favorite books about mentorship is, “Mentoring: The TAO of Giving and Receiving Wisdom”… Keep Reading >>

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Marrying Leadership & Marketing In 10 Simple Steps

August 18, 2015
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While teaching leadership or marketing courses, I often have the thought…Leading people and marketing are really the same activity. Isn’t the primary objective of both to influence people in the direction of a goal? Now some of you may challenge that statement! True, marketing and leadership could sometimes be an activity of manipulation, and not… Keep Reading >>

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5 Ways To Improve Your Message Of Power

August 10, 2015
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Power, now that is a word that will bring about different mental models for different people! Many times messages of power are wrapped in fear, hope, darkness, and light. Power is both greatly misunderstood and misused.  Empowerment, too, is a concept that conjures up different impressions for different people. And there is an explosion when… Keep Reading >>

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7 Strategies For Building EQ Through Laughter

August 4, 2015
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Do you ever find yourself stuck, unable to accomplish that goal, or unable to overcome a fear of something or someone? Early on in my corporate career, colleagues advised me to learn golf, which they claimed as a great way to network, bond with clients, and create deals. I learned the sport, but I didn’t… Keep Reading >>

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Why Grace Matters To Your Organization

July 28, 2015
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Many leadership books talk about policies, procedures, and processes. The extreme challenge in today’s organizations is that we value policies and procedures more than we value and honor people. As the Rev. Dr. King, Jr. said, “all we need a heart full of grace.” Grace is found in love and personifies elegance, politeness, and generosity… Keep Reading >>

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3 Simple Steps To Abundance

July 21, 2015
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The challenge with abundance thinking is in the scarcity cycle many of us have found ourselves to be. Let’s face it, we have been taught scarcity since childhood. Scarcity thinking is focusing on lacking such things as finances, health, relationships, opportunities, and so on. Sometimes scarcity thinking shows up in the form of accumulation and… Keep Reading >>

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3 Steps To Differentiate Your Leadership With Passion

July 14, 2015
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Passion fueled the migration of Europeans to the new world, independence from oppression, voting rights for women, the civil rights movement, and environmental safety. Passion has taken organizations to unimaginable success like Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Apple. We see passion demonstrated in great art. Passion is a differentiator. Passion is not complacency or conformity; it… Keep Reading >>

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Finding Focus As A Leader

July 7, 2015
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While earning my undergraduate degree, I took an art appreciation course. During our study of abstract art, the professor had us describe how we felt while looking at each art piece. During the exercise, if any of us would say, “That looks like a ship,” she would mark points off our grade. This was an… Keep Reading >>

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15 Essential Factors When Growing An Effective Leader

June 30, 2015
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Many organizations use the term leader when defining certain management positions. However, a title does not make a leader. My Grandpa Jaime used to say, “You can put a suit on a bum, but he is still a bum.” One may put the title of leader on a person, and he or she may or… Keep Reading >>

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