Values

How Integrated is Your Life and Leadership?

We often have competing responsibilities that require tradeoffs between the multiple priorities both today and for our future. The idea that we can balance it all is a myth I recently discussed with my co-host on the Side by Side Podcast. Rather than balancing my life, I often think of it as integrating what is…
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Joy in the Journey

I’ve often said that I was born with an extra large bucket of optimism. I remember the one day a consultant came walking through my door at work and commented on how I always had a smile on my face. However, optimism and a smile is not necessarily evidence of joy.  Joy is something deeper.…
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Ten Suggestions to Sustain your Stamina

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…
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Follow the Clues to Authentic Decisions

We live in a world that pops from decision to decision. Did you know human beings make about 35,000 decisions in a day? How is it possible to be thoughtful on every decision? It is not. How do we know which ones matter most? By following the clues. The thoughts and emotions inside of us…
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What’s Your Leadership Advantage?

Self-awareness gives you a leadership advantage. You see your potential pitfalls before you fall in. You can partner with people to compliment your strengths. You can align what you do with who you are and who God created you to be. Self-awareness is not a once and done kind of thing. Instead it is an…
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Confidence is a Leader’s Friend

Confidence is a leader’s friend. A necessary asset to being able to lead in any capacity. In fact, it’s an expectation that many leaders feel like they can’t meet. Even the most capable and confident leaders have moments where they must fight for confidence. The dictionary defines personal confidence as “a feeling of self-assurance arising…
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Who Will I Become?

Time for a confession. I recently had an interaction with someone important to me that didn’t go very well. They were handling the situation differently than I would, so I stepped in with my two cents about the best way to get things done. My gesture wasn’t appreciated, and I responded defensively. It’s not an…
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When My Feet Do the Choosing

Ever noticed how your feet do the choosing for you? Our feet take us where we want to go. And sometimes we are going places we didn’t intend to — intention is one thing, but the action we take is another. I believe in being intentional. Without it we become scattered and unfocused. But, being…
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