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Why Grace Matters To Your Organization

(*WHY GRACE*) MATTERS (*TO YOUR ORGANIZATION*)

by DrMaria on July 28, 2015

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

(*3 SIMPLE STEPS*) TO (*ABUNDANCE*)

by DrMaria on July 21, 2015

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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8 Simple Steps To Improve Influence

June 23, 2015
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Very rarely am I involved in a conversation about leadership that does not include the topic of influence. I believe that influence is what most leaders seek; although, many will confuse influence with motivation. Motivation is important in leadership; it gets the job done. However, influence, is lasting. Influence is legacy. Today I want to… Keep Reading >>

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One Quick Way To Identify When Leadership Is Needed

June 15, 2015
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As a leadership coach, I’m always excited when a powerful question or statement crosses my path or better yet, slams me in the face! The other day, I had such an encounter. Seth Godin got my attention when he wrote, “If you’re not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it’s almost certain you’re not… Keep Reading >>

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Success And Significance

June 8, 2015
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I recently heard Oprah talk about success and significance in the same sentence. This got me thinking… “Value” and “adding value” has become a buzzword in many organizations. I remember working for a homebuilder years ago, and adding value, along with value engineering were hot, sexy terms. Like most buzzwords, their original contextual meaning got… Keep Reading >>

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Power & Influence In Leadership

June 2, 2015
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While teaching leadership or marketing courses, I’ve often 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 of influence…. Keep Reading >>

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3 Practices For Shifting Leadership Perceptions

May 26, 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? As we discuss leadership, one common cause of stagnancy is the perceptions we hold within our minds. If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, explore these three practices for shifting those perceptions… Keep Reading >>

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