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Leadership is Not A Once-and-Done Proposition

Leadership is Not A Once-and-Done Proposition

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to the dictionary, to “chafe” means to wear down or damage as a result of abrasive rubbing. It also means to aggravate or annoy. It happens in running. (Don’t ask!) And it happens in leadership – Something rubs against our image of ourselves or who we believe ourselves to be as a leader. Maybe [...]

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When Life Throws You an Unexpected Curve

When Life Throws You an Unexpected Curve

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s impossible to out-guess The Universe. We enter into a situation for all of the right reasons: A challenge. Something new. To help a friend. To lend a hand. But it didn’t turn out like you’d envisioned it. What next? Pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Be kind to yourself. Fix what you can, [...]

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10 Ways that Leaders Can Use a Marathon Mindset

10 Ways that Leaders Can Use a Marathon Mindset

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my humble opinion, there are few analogous experiences to leadership development more appropriate than the training grounds of endurance sports. In many of the incredible organizations with which I’ve had the pleasure of working, top decision makers practice some endurance activity. Sometimes it’s only to blow off steam. Sometimes it’s about gaining a mental [...]

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Find Your Voice: An Inspirational Challenge

Find Your Voice: An Inspirational Challenge

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t played with it yet, try out Haiku Deck (http://www.haikudeck.com/). It’s an online software tool/iPad app that helps you create amazing presentations by pulling in new and fresh images automatically. Because I have strong visual tendencies, I use it to help me draft content and find what needs more focus. I love it! [...]

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The Beauty of Vision-Aligned Action

The Beauty of Vision-Aligned Action

| March 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Generally speaking, the word “discipline” isn’t well liked today. Because it can generate visions of power-imbalanced relationships, we would rather not discuss it, thank you very much. Yet any athlete – even the weekend warrior flavor – understands the importance of discipline and preparation. The best performers spend time mastering their craft, and share it [...]

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Got Vision? Four Questions to Get You Started

Got Vision? Four Questions to Get You Started

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Your “vision,” whether business- or personally-focused, is that future-state that is so compelling that it motivates you to show up every day. In Tom Peter’s (@tom_peters) classic, “Thriving on Chaos,” he says that such an excellent “inspires, ennobles, empowers and challenges, but at the sometime provides confidence enough…to encourage people to take the day-to-day risks [...]

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What is Vision-Aligned Action and How Do You Create Some?

What is Vision-Aligned Action and How Do You Create Some?

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

When everything you do sends the same message, you have to do less of it. It’s the basis of great branding. It’s the reason excellent organizations stay in the forefront of their industry. It’s the secret of break-through communication of every type. It’s really quite simple. It’s just not always easy. If you’re up to [...]

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