Total Listening

Each of us has the power to care for another human being by paying attention to them. How can you use this today to transform your own leadership? How can you use this most ancient of practices to care for those around you? How can this be a gateway to creating an edifying work environment where people feel appreciated?

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In defense of hard work

Ease is a fact of life. We live in an abundant society where we don’t have to grind our own flour to make bread from scratch every day. And thank goodness for that! Here’s what I’m learning, though. Ease isn’t an end in and of itself.  The fact that I had to put effort into something and really work up a sweat can make the end product sweeter. Even more than that, working hard cultivates my character.

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The Time Management Drain that’s Staring You in the Face

I bet you could find the time, right now, today, to accomplish something you’ve been putting off. Imagine how amazing you will feel when you start that book you’ve been meaning to read, or go for the run you’ve been putting off for weeks. If you simply switch up your time investment and move away from the screen in your hand, you can reap a feeling of satisfaction from accomplishing something.

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Why On-Boarding Matters

Did you know that only about 4% of new hires decide that they want to stay with your organization after the first day? 4%! On-boarding is often viewed as just another HR process that has to be completed where we throw policies and information at our new hires....

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Want to Change? Embrace the Power of People

As a leadership development consultant, I listen to goals all day long. There are the work goals, like wanting to read more leadership books or develop a personal brand. Then there are the personal goals—giving up chips, breaking that sweet tea addiction, or...

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3 Things to Know For Retaining Millennials

It is coming; research suggest that by 2020 about 50% of the workforce will be Generation Y, or what you probably know as Millennials (born roughly between 1981-2000).  So what does this mean for employers and business leaders?  How can you prepare yourself to attract...

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How To Be Better at Follow Through

Follow through…our biggest personal and organizational challenge. In its absence, big ideas and visions never become a reality; in its absence, we over promise and under deliver; in its absence, we are never able to change results and outcomes. So how do we get better...

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Your Needs or Theirs? Why Vision Fails.

Often I hear leaders and owners say, “my team needs to get bought into my vision”. I have to be honest with you, for a long time, I thought this was true and I believed that the job of the leader was to “sell” their vision to the team like some kind of used car...

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