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How to Avoid Unnecessary Confusion With This Simple Leadership Tool

As a leader, you have to influence others. This sometimes means telling them what to do. When you’re leading on-on-one, you can be casual and conversational in your direction, and, for the most part, can get your point across.  If the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Quickly Create Connection With An Audience

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Will Rogers As a leader, you know that first impressions matter. When take to your stage, you have less than a minute – a tiny window of opportunity-to build real … Continue reading

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3 Reasons To Build a Device Dungeon

In medieval times in Europe, Dragons were considered symbols of chaos. I’ve come to the realization that there’s a dragon living in my house. It’s my smartphone. Look, I’m not a techno-fogey;  I realize technology is here to stay and … Continue reading

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A Leader’s Legacy

What will people remember about you? A classmate from my Graduate Acting Program just shared with me that one of our professors, (we’ll call him Professor N) recently passed away. Professor N was the chair of our department.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Separating Good Stress From Bad

  Stress. There’s the good kind. There’s the bad kind. And the bad kind can get ugly. How can you tell the good from the bad? There are some similarities: Both good and bad stress pumps stress hormones (adrenaline and … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

  Happy New Year! A New Year is an obvious time for clean slates, fresh starts, new beginnings. The as-yet blank pages of the calendar shine with potential and possibility. What makes this time of year powerful is the ritual that we … Continue reading

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Boost Your Performance with Feedback

For the past week, I’ve been in St. Louis, leading a group of 12 trainers through a facilitations training course. If you want to be a better facilitator, you’ve got to do the same thing that anyone who wants to … Continue reading

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Flight of the Focus

Focus towards a goal is a great thing. Except when it’s not. By it’s nature, focus limits us.   It creates tunnel vision. Focus turns up the volume on what we’re listening to. This can be a great thing.  It … Continue reading

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You’re Never 100% Ready

There’s a little secret that leaders know. You’re never 100% ready. When it comes to preparation, there’s always something else you could have done. When it comes to gathering information, there’s always more you could get. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Leadership Means Doing It Anyway

Do you always feel like leading? Leadership is a performing art. Some days, you may not feel like leading. I used to work in the theater. Do you think actors on Broadway always feel like doing their show eight times … Continue reading

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