Archive for August 2016

The 5 Levels of Leadership

A business executive. A softball coach. A classroom teacher. A volunteer coordinator. A parent. Whether you’re one of these things or all of these things, one thing remains true: You are a leader. But where are you on your leadership journey, and where do you go from here? Over my years of teaching about leadership,…

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Building Integrity in an Age of Image

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” It’s actually one of my least favorite sayings. It’s a catchy but destructive idea that does more harm than good, and here’s why: You can’t truly “make it” if you don’t have integrity. And integrity is the opposite of fake. It literally means being…

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Turning Pressure into Production

Like most of the world, I’ve had my eye on the Olympics for the last week or so. While I’ve not caught every event, I’ve certainly enjoyed stealing as much time as I can to watch as the world’s greatest athletes take their place on the global stage. And as I watch each event, from…

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Making the Most of Influence in Motion

As a leader, you’re already aware that your ability to positively influence another person is the central component of your leadership. So you understand that influence matters to leaders. But how do you measure your influence? By the number of people who work for you? By the number of followers you have on Twitter? By…

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Consistency: A Wise Investment of Time

Have you ever considered the time investment in some of the world’s greatest achievements? ·      It took 26 months to build the Eiffel Tower. ·      It took Da Vinci 4 years to paint the Mona Lisa. ·      It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. ·      It took Leo Tolstoy…

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