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Why Aren’t They Listening to Me?!

"I have a plan, know what to do, and if they'd just trust me we'd be so much further along!" Does that sound familiar... and frustrating?! You're an experienced leader. Direct, decisive, and knowledgeable. You’ve got enormous pressure to perform for…

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Leadership and Parenting: Top 5 Things Parent-Leaders Do

Photo Credit: Alexander Dummer, Morning Chaos The smell of freshly made coffee is what I wake up to each day at 6 a.m. I bury my head deep into the pillows with my eyes shut tight for the last 5 minutes of serenity before the chaos…

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Dare To Dream: Transform Your Thinking and Change Your Life!

Photo Credit: Benjamin Davies, Dare to Dream Now's the time! Release the shackles holding you to ordinary, to the “shoulds” weighing you down. Transform your world. What are your dreams? What will you be able to accomplish once you…

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In Texas They Say, “How’s That Workin’ For Y’All?”

What's in a Question? I remember watch Dr. Phil when Oprah first introduced him to her show. To me he was this big, huge, bald guy with a thick Texan accent. He seemed smart and amusing and always got a good chuckle from the audience whenever he…

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Lead Yourself to Health

Lead Yourself to a Healthier Lifestyle

Photo Credit: Blubel, “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” Erica Jong Lead Yourself to a Healthier Lifestyle Let’s admit it, we know that we have changes we’d like to make…

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Don't Shut Up

Leader Speak: Never Miss a Good Chance to Shut up and Listen

Photo Credit: Vlad Tchompalov, What's Leader Speak? Knowing When to Shut Up! Early in my career I was a salesperson selling complex computer systems to healthcare clients. On a call with my manager, I was so intent on showing off how…

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How Leadership Applies to the Solopreneur: Things You Need to Know Before Going it Alone!

Photo Credit: Garrhet Sampson, The Conversation Started Like This.... Like most other holidays, my family gathers together to eat way too much delicious food and catch up with all the goings on in each other's lives. This holiday was no…

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Leaders, Start Your Engines and Leave Your Old Bonds Behind

Photo Credit: Tim Carey, Don’t hold back from shining. You're successful because you're powerful, driven, insightful, and brave. Use your positive energy to accomplish everything you desire. You can do anything! This began as an…

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Communication Energetics: How You Say What You Say Matters

Photo Credit: Jason Rosewell, Communication Can Be A Leader's Greatest Challenge I recently spoke to the manager of a local retail store and asked what she liked and disliked about being in leadership. She said, "Honestly, I love the…

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Want Breakthrough Success? Listen for the Sweet Sound of Failure

Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush, When was the last time that you truly, spectacularly failed? A big, loud splashing belly flop that left you breathless, with stinging skin and resounding laughter poolside? “Success is the ability to go…

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