Leadership Blog

Know, Show, and Grow Your Value

I have a news app on my phone for when I’m waiting in line, trying to sleep, or just killing time. I recently read these headlines that surprised me: “30 Steps to the Raise You Want” and “24 Steps to Get the Promotion You Deserve.” While I haven’t actually read the...

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Are You Where You Want to Be?

July came (and went) fast! It's time for a mid-year check-in on that personal leadership and growth plan. Remember that before we can effectively lead others, we need to lead ourselves. If you created a Personal Growth Plan for 2018, it's important to do a half-time...

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(un)Motivated

One of the biggest challenges in leadership is motivating unmotivated people. As a new leader, I used to struggle with this every day. Finally, my mentor and father shared with me what he believed to be the three reasons people don't do what you want them to do: They...

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Parenting Leadership Principles

 I've been having a lot of conversations lately around the topic of parenting. Not surprisingly, there are benefits to both simplifying our parenting principles and not micro-managing the teams we lead. As toddlers, my kids had quite a few "do's" and...

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Time to Call an Audible

Standing there in the middle of the airport, I called the audible. I canceled the flight to Orlando and re-booked to Santa Ana. I chose to have three full days of rest and quiet. . . But why had this been so hard?

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Leading Through Crisis with Hope

What do you look like in crisis? More importantly, as a leader, what do you look to in those moments when a difficult or important decision must be made? Do you intend to imagine the worst-case scenario? Or are you more of a Pollyanna in the midst of difficulty? Some...

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The Value of Character

Character matters. Who you are is the basis for how the world sees you. Every small interaction with the world around us is like another brick laid in the wall of our reputation. Here’s what I mean. None of us is perfect. We are going to make mistakes. We are going to...

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Get Noticed

As a business owner and consultant, I get asked often by next-generation leaders how to get started. Contrary to popular belief, the Millennial generation is not void of motivation and tenacity. These leaders are seeking competent and proven mentors to help focus...

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Reflection Before Resolution

I gave up making resolutions years ago. I didn't have a great system for making and keeping them. "I want to lose weight." "I will read a book a week for the year." "I'm going to be a better parent/spouse/employee." Most of the time these types of resolutions just...

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