STUCK

Stuck. Stuck. Stuck. Sometimes even leaders get stuck. Here we are. Not moving. Paralyzed. Wondering what happened. We might make it look easy from the outside, but leadership is hard work. Poise and confidence can be great hiding places for the nagging question of, “What now?” For me, stuck can happen when a choice just…
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Authentic Enthusiasm

Think about the organization where you spend the majority of your time working, volunteering, participating, etc. It may be a traditional business environment, an educational system, a non-profit entity, a church, etc. With that in mind, consider the following: “The level of enthusiasm of your customer will never exceed that of your employees.” Although you may…
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Curious Conflict

Let’s be honest. Many of us are fantastic conflict avoiders. We walk away, pretend it didn’t happen, act like everything is fine, ignore the issue, etc. We do almost anything not to converse about the conflict with the individual(s) involved. What’s your excuse? It’s risky. It might result in more pain. They might not like…
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Embracing The Discontent

Dissatisfied. Restless. Frustrated. Negative. Unenthusiastic. Fed up. Complaining. In a rut. Any of these sound familiar to you? They are signs of discontent. Sounds rather ominous and negative for a blog about leadership, right? It doesn’t matter your position, title, status, or job, it seems most of us have a tendency to experience some discontent now…
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Sabotage Yourself Lately?

Have you noticed how women excel at justification? We are absolute masters at convincing ourselves of the value behind that expensive pair of shoes, yoga class, summer vacation, dinner out, new décor for the family room, etc. However, this talent doesn’t extend to all areas of our lives.  When it comes to our abilities, we…
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What Is “leadership” Anyway?

Leadership is multi-faceted, with special emphasis on the “multi.” That makes it extremely difficult to define succinctly. It is grounded in influence, but the number of variables that could explain and illustrate the topic are infinite. Because it is so broad and varied, I operate under the assumption that everyone has some capacity for leadership.…
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