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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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My Left Turns Turned Out to be Right

My Left Turns Turned Out to be Right

“Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders — not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.” -...

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Leading with Influence over Authority

Leading with Influence over Authority

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” - Ken Blanchard When I was a new supervisor, I asked my manager “how much authority do I have?” I was thrilled to finally have responsibility for other people, and company resources, and was anxious...

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Your Leadership User’s Manual

Your Leadership User’s Manual

“Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner's manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.” - Anne Lamott In the glove department of our vehicles, we find a guide that explains how our car operates. The user’s manual details what...

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Leading Yourself Through Toxic Positivity

Leading Yourself Through Toxic Positivity

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward Positivity — to see the best in every situation and effectively managing our negative thoughts. While positivity is appreciated in the...

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Leading Through Negativity

Leading Through Negativity

“I think we manifest the very thing we put out. If you're putting out negativity, then you're going to retrieve that same sentiment. If you emanate joy, it comes back to you.” - Robin Wright Don’t be so negative! Whether at work or at home, we have all received or...

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