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Leading on Purpose versus by Accident

When something must get done, typically, someone with a vision and a plan steps up and takes charge - on purpose, or someone reluctantly volunteers or is told they are responsible and does what they think is right and hopes for the best. The first option is typically...

People Will Follow if You Lead

People yearn to follow. We have an intrinsic desire to be part of something that is meaningful and will have a positive impact. Have you ever been in a situation where something needs to get done, or a decision must be made and there is not an apparent leader?...

Communicate with Respect, Not Profanity

I understand that using profanity can make a person appear to be more real and relatable to those that speak that way. The problem is it can also alienate and put others off and make the person come across as a bully or tyrant. Effective communication isn’t limited...

Growth Through Accountability

One of the main reasons people don’t grow, improve or achieve their goals is they’re not accountable. It is actually quite simple, too simple for some, to the point that they don’t even bother trying. They believe things must be more complicated and challenging to...

Where Are You Getting Your Advice?

There’s a true story of a young king who inherits his father’s kingdom after his death. He has two paths to consider to be a wise ruler - seek the perspective and insight of the elders, or get advice from his friends. He starts by speaking with the elders and they...

We Need More “Crazy” Leaders

*Crazy Leaders haven’t lost their minds or “gone off the deep end”. They see things differently and are passionate about leading and inspiring others to a higher level of thinking and more fulfilled level of living. Status quo oriented peers such as managers and power...

And Now The Hard Part…

It’s not about slow or fast, instead its all about steady and staying the course. Granted steady is not glamourous or even “sexy”. The question to ask is - do you want to succeed via consistent gradual improvement or is being noticed because of a big flash the...

Do People Hear What You Say And Mean?

People don’t care about what you say, and won’t really listen, until they know you care about them. What you say isn’t as important as what they are hearing. Two key factors to improve your communication are your “words” (what you say) and the “music” (what you mean:...

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