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3 Ways to Leverage Strengths in Building Confidence

In the right context with the right application, your strengths can accelerate your confidence in leadership and life.  As a leader, it’s likely you’ve taken an assessment or two identifying your personality, temperament, or strengths. What was your take-away? Did it change you? Your answer to these  questions is either contributing to or detracting from…
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3 Things Confidence is NOT

By Annie Perdue Olson | May 20, 2020 |

In times of crisis, people need a confident leader. However, what if all this uncertainty has shaken the foundation you were standing on? You may not feel very confident anymore. In fact, you’re wondering if you have what it takes to do this! If this is how you feel today, maybe you’ve got an incomplete…

Three Keys to Unlock Confidence in Crisis

By Annie Perdue Olson | May 13, 2020 |

In crisis we are not likely to say, “Now is the right time to build confidence.” We tend to believe a crisis is when our confidence will be shaken. It is difficult to find our footing, let alone be confident of where we stand. But, I would like to propose that crisis is the perfect time…

TEN Tips for Communicating in Uncertainty

By Annie Perdue Olson | May 6, 2020 |

In times of uncertainty, things like change, conflict, setting expectations, role clarity or any number of challenges leaders of teams might face are top of mind. Yet, embedded in each of these challenges is our struggle to communicate in ways that connect to our “audience” so they “get it” and can respond quickly. We could…

Ten Suggestions to Sustain your Stamina

By Annie Perdue Olson | April 28, 2020 |

It takes a whole lot of stamina to sustain through a crisis. If you are a leader, you might be getting weary. At least if this was a marathon we would know we are at mile marker 21 and we only have 5 more to go. There isn’t an end in sight, in fact, everything…

10 Ideas for Celebrating in Hardship

By Annie Perdue Olson | April 15, 2020 |

Many months ago in a Sunday service, my pastor said, “What we celebrate, we accelerate.” It was energizing to me then as I was working to launch some new ideas and I responded with a resounding, “YES!”  What about when you are not in the mood to celebrate? What about when everything that had  been…

10 Quick Ideas to Encourage Your People

By Annie Perdue Olson | April 7, 2020 |

You know those on your team could use a little “pick-me-up”, but you already have a full plate of things to do, decisions to be made and the host of emails in that inbox. Everything has changed and there really isn’t a way to get ahead of it. We are all simply wading through it…