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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

(*THE RIGHT SIDE OF RE-CONNECTING*)

by DrMaria on April 26, 2016

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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The Meaning Of A Mentor

March 15, 2016
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I was just in a discussion today about mentoring. What exactly does this mean and why is it important for leadership 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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What Uniform Do You Wear?

March 8, 2016
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I flew to Philly to participate in a conference where I met up with my brother-in-law Johnny, a Colonel in the Marine Corp Reserves. We had a great dinner and were greeted warmly by everyone in our path. Johnny was in uniform, having just come from a funeral where he was a pallbearer. Strangers opened… Keep Reading >>

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6 Steps To Self-Empowerment

March 1, 2016
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I love the word empowerment, which means a state of being “in power.” According to Merriam-Webster, the word has three definitions: to give official authority or legal power to enable to promote the self-actualization or influence of When we self-empower, we are the ones to give authority, enable, and promote the self-actualization of ourselves! We… Keep Reading >>

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