Professional Growth
The Eloquent Leader

The Eloquent Leader

Eloquence is expressing yourself clearly and with influence. Using your words well. Avoiding filler language, ums and uhs, as well as passive terms such as probably, might, and kind of.

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Sharing the Stage

Sharing the Stage

“A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.” — Thomas Jefferson At the end of a movie, the end credits appear featuring all the individuals who were involved in creating the film. From the lead actors to key grips, the stage is shared for all who made the...

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Overlooked – Feeling Invisible at Work

Overlooked – Feeling Invisible at Work

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Feeling unappreciated at work? You are not alone. According to a survey conducted by One Poll, almost 50% of American workers left their job because they felt unappreciated. At the same...

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How Do You Lead – With Your Head or Your Heart?

How Do You Lead – With Your Head or Your Heart?

The art of leadership is adapting your leadership style to the situation you are facing. At times, we need to lead from our head focusing on reason and the facts. Other challenges require us to lead from our heart, understanding the emotions involved. Head or heart –...

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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker One of the common values organizations promote is to “do the right thing.” We are encouraged to apply this standard when facing a difficult challenge, such as a difficult customer...

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The Perfect Leader — Myth or Reality?

The Perfect Leader — Myth or Reality?

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi Leaders are accountable for getting work done — not to be perfect. The marketplace and workplace are dynamic, where imperfection, change, and uncertainty are the...

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Leading Yourself: “Writing People Off”

Leading Yourself: “Writing People Off”

We dismiss people in our lives who do not measure up to our expectations. People we see as failures. People who make us uncomfortable. People who challenge our thinking. We determine they do not add value and write them off. A common definition of writing people off —...

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Confidentiality —  Silence is Golden

Confidentiality — Silence is Golden

“If I maintain my silence about my secret, it is my prisoner… if I let it slip from my tongue, I am it’s prisoner.” - Arthur Schopenhauer “Loose lips sink ships.” During World War II American soldiers were trained to prevent inadvertent information being passed on to...

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Standing Firm – Don’t Walk it Back

Standing Firm – Don’t Walk it Back

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” - Abraham Lincoln Strike Three! Touchdown! Goal! These are examples of sports decisions made by umpires and referees under the most challenging conditions. No chance to sleep on the decision, officials...

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