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The Generous Leader

Experience—A Blessing or Curse?

Experience—A Blessing or Curse?

"By three methods we may learn wisdom:First, by reflection, which is noblestSecond, by imitation, which is easiestThird, by experience, which is bitterest" —Confucius Many of us have a love/hate relationship with our past experiences. We appreciate the wisdom gained,...

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The Leadership Mindset – Only If v. If Only

The Leadership Mindset – Only If v. If Only

“I am not what has happened to me.  I am what I choose to be." Carl Jung Our mindset is a collection of thoughts, opinions, and beliefs, the lens through how we see the world and behave every day.  How we adjust this lens has a direct influence on our fulfillment...

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Humor at Work, Are You Kidding?

Humor at Work, Are You Kidding?

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” - Langston Hughes The record-breaking heat wave this summer has been oppressive; we could all use a little summer rain.  Humor can also be a cooling remedy when our...

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Communities – Grow with Those You Know!

Communities – Grow with Those You Know!

“The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack” – Rudyard Kipling My wife and I are downsizing, and this means we will probably relocate from our community in the next year or two. As we face a major life change, I am pondering my...

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Confronting Your Voice

Confronting Your Voice

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.” --Barbara Kingsolver Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt”. Lincoln is one of my...

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Strong Women – Teaching Me to Lead Horizontally

Strong Women – Teaching Me to Lead Horizontally

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants”.– Isaac Newton Men have stood by my side as I have developed into the leader I am today. However, the shoulders I have stood on over the years belong to strong women. They are my...

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