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Learning Big from Bad Experiences

I’m so disheartened when I hear people say “Oh we tried that it and didn’t work.” The end. Really?  Ok so you tried that and it didn’t work. And …. then what did you do?  When something doesn’t work ask yourself: Can we tweak what we tried? Let’s find someone that has been successful doing…

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Growth Has to be Intentional

You have Potential. Yes you, you have BIG potential.  Just take this word in and let it soak a while.  Potential is a word that fills us with hope, thoughts of what could be.  Our dreams, goals, our life’s aspirations.  Hearing someone say, “Oh they have so much potential!” makes us feel like there is a…

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It Costs To Do Nothing!

In the last quarter, I’ve trained hundreds of people on the basics of personal and professional leadership. When asked, an overwhelming 99% said they thought studying the type of material presented would help them and help their company achieve better results. They were right. According to Saratoga Institute, most organizations are operating with a 5%…

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Just One Win

When someone is hollering at you “You can DO this, I KNOW you’ve got this, do it for the TEAM.” It’s hard … very hard to let them down. Those are the words I heard 34 years ago at Redstone Arsenal, AL as my 1st Sgt rooted me on during our annual Physical Training Test. …

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Successful Leaders are Great Followers

We often hear that being a good leader takes great communication skills, ability to see the long term goal, make the hard decisions when needed and so much more.  But we rarely talk about the fact that in order to be a good leader you have to know how to follow. Why is it important…

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The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership

I recently visited with an employee that was upset with his employer.  While employed here he had received compliments about his excellent work ethic and productivity.  Recently he felt that work was being distributed unfairly. He called his supervisor to discuss his concerns (in this company everyone works remotely) and did not get a return…

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To Influence First You Must Listen

You can make more friends in two weeks by becoming a good listener than you can in two years trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie. How many of us would like to have a positive influence on the lives of everyone we encounter? I know I would. Our children, spouse, friends,…

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Learning to Let Go and Move On!

During one of my 1st jobs as an RN, I had an experience that I will never forget and it taught me two very important lessons that I remember to this day. First, I decided that when I became the boss I would be open with employees about expectations and job performance. If someone was…

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How Do I Get from Charcoal to Diamond!

A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well. – Unknown Last summer I attended a Women’s Conference in Dallas, TX that focuses on helping women entrepreneurs to believe in themselves more, think bigger and up-level their businesses. While I was there, I had more creative ideas than I’ve had in…

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Bullies – Surprise, they aren’t just in school!

You may think that when we talk about bullying we are speaking about our children, you know hallway intimidation, lunchroom harassment, locker room discrimination etc. Not so at all! In the last 2 weeks I’ve coached 6 adult women through bullying situations at 3 different employers. Each of them were in situations where they were…

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