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Prioritization In Life and Leadership

(*Prioritization In Life and Leadership*)

by DrMaria on December 6, 2016

I know there is quite of bit of talk going around about balance. Unfortunately, the discussion only seems to pile on guilt because many of us are already aware that we are out of balance. The purpose of this post is not to engender guilt, but to help a miracle come into your life with… Keep Reading >>

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Ordinarily every January we celebrate the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his life, his work, and his love. His most famous speech, “I Have a Dream” inspired us toward action for equality, justice, and love. From his masterful and inspirational orations, I’ve selected 11 key quotes on leadership that encourage me even now. I… Keep Reading >>

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What Were You Thinking?

November 29, 2016
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Thoughts are powerful; they are the seeds of ideas, beliefs, creativity, attitudes, knowledge, wisdom, and reality. Thoughts can be our best friends or our worst enemies. Not by happenstance do thoughts come to us; these powerful seeds come to us through choice. Choice and thoughts are action movements, directed by us, whether we are conscious… Keep Reading >>

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6 Steps To Effective Leadership Storytelling

November 22, 2016
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One of the most effective ways to teach is through storytelling. Nietzsche stated, “The more abstract the truth you wish to teach, the more you must allure the senses to it.” That is exactly what storytelling does; it allures the senses. Throughout history, the art of storytelling demonstrates this powerful technique used to teach. Aristotle,… Keep Reading >>

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Student of Leadership

November 15, 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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Challenge Your Perspective, Change Your Future

November 8, 2016
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Perceptions are the stories we tell ourselves regarding what we see and how we interpret the world around us. Les Brown, one of the great 21st century storytellers said, “How people live their lives is as a result of the stories that they believe about themselves,” What are your stories? Do they serve you as… Keep Reading >>

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Working with Uncertainty

November 1, 2016
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We expect leaders, including ourselves, to have the answers. If we don’t have the answer to a leadership challenge, we may feel inadequate. These feelings, like inadequacy, may also include feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability. None of these feelings feel good to us, nor are allowed in the workplace, or so we’ve been taught. Really?… Keep Reading >>

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Leadership Basics With Maslow

October 25, 2016
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Abraham Maslow’s well-known and highly respected Hierarchy of Needs theory describes five level of needs. What does Maslow’s theory have to do with leadership? If we don’t understand peoples’ needs, we don’t understand people. Let’s look at the needs beginning with the basic needs: Physiological needs – basic needs of air, food, water, shelter, sex,… Keep Reading >>

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Hollywood Leadership

October 18, 2016
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Many models of leadership exist. A favorite of many, with massive buy-in is the Hollywood version of leadership. Our society has embraced and idolized a stereotype leader we see depicted in film, like the Lone Ranger. This type of leader is nearly omnipotent, strong, and able to handle almost everything that comes his (yes, his)… Keep Reading >>

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2 Steps to Peace In The Workplace

October 11, 2016
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So much of what we do as leaders is to create vision, motivate, and inspire others to reach that vision. We imagine what our organizations will be like when we are successful at meeting our goals, meeting the mission, and realizing the vision. I love John Lennon’s song, Imagine. When I look at lyrics from… Keep Reading >>

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