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Ownership With Love-Based Leadership

(*OWNERSHIP WITH LOVE-BASED LEADERSHIP*)

by DrMaria on June 21, 2016

As leaders, we hope to motivate and influence people to reach a goal. One of the most powerful ways to accomplish team motivation is through ownership. I do not mean this in the literal sense, such as stock options or formal partnerships. I am referring to the figurative sense of ownership – which could be… Keep Reading >>

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5 Steps To Creating A Leadership Brand

(*5 STEPS TO CREATING A LEADERSHIP BRAND*)

by DrMaria on June 14, 2016

I recently conducted some market research to learn from leaders how I can best support their leadership growth and development. I asked a series of questions and received great responses, food for thought, and feedback. When I spoke with a man in the military, he said one of the most important aspects that he looks… Keep Reading >>

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The Top 6 Steps for Leadership Forgiveness

June 7, 2016
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Because forgiveness is a state of being, action is required to move into that place or that state. Like so many other lessons, avoiding forgiveness is not static. Anger leads to judgment. (He is so mean, disrespectful, or vindictive when he did that to me. She is so arrogant that she didn’t even realize she… Keep Reading >>

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5 Strategies Every Leader Should Model

May 31, 2016
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As leaders, we often buy into the perception (more likely than not, self-imposed perception) that we must know the answers, be strong, and just like the Energizer bunny, keep going, going, and going. Enough already! As leaders, the most important lesson we can model and teach others is that we are human. As humans and… Keep Reading >>

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False Power In Leadership

May 24, 2016
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“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

May 17, 2016
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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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