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Every Day Leadership Through Every Day Actions

Mmm… leadership. What is it? A title? A job? An identity? An attitude? Let me offer a definition, inspired by this week’s podcast guest and leadership expert, Susan Mazza. Leadership is the ability to make a difference through your service to others by your everyday actions. Leadership is about making a difference – your difference – through … Continue reading

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Work With Fear, Not Against It

Each week we talk about greatness – about discovering our unique abilities and finding ways to use them to make a difference in life and work. But just because you know what makes you great – you know your talents, strengths and passions – doesn’t mean you can put them in action. What stops you … Continue reading

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Ask Great Questions

Here is a great question to use with anyone you meet or connect with, “What the best thing that has happened to you today?” This is a powerful playful question the appreciative inquiry expert Robyn Stratton-Berkessel shares in her TEDx Navesink talk. By asking this positivity-based question, several very important things happen: We connect and engage another. The mere … Continue reading

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Why Be Mean?

Someone says something you disagree with, so you insult them. Someone dresses or looks different – you make a derogatory comment. Someone cuts in front of you in a line and you call them a jerk. Why are we so mean? It’s because of our lizard brain and our social conditioning. Our lizard or lowest level brain is … Continue reading

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Tell Me About You

This past week I have been interviewing job candidates for my clients; they are looking to hire several people into new roles. I love to watch how people present themselves – in what they send in, on the phone and face-to-face. This is worthy of some comments, so here I go. It is important for us to … Continue reading

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Choose a Different Thought

You see someone that others have told you is a jerk so you share a negative comment about the person with your friends. Someone cuts you off on the highway – you think the person is inconsiderate so you speed ahead and cut the person off. Someone makes fun of something about you. You make … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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Take Your Blinders Off

We start off as amazing, creative and original beings who, over time, learn how to think, act and live like everyone else. I call it building the blinders. And with blinders, all we see is what is in front of us – the things that looks like what everyone else does. All we see is the same … Continue reading

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Membership In The Oops Club

Things happen. You make mistakes. Me too. “Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal,” says Don Shula. Perfection isn’t in our makeup – that’s okay. We all are members in the Oops Club. When we talk about greatness, many people think this means that things must be perfect – things must work out as … Continue reading

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You Can’t Train Against Nature

I love watching Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer. And though he is sharing his thoughts and experience with dogs, much of what he says relates to humans too, including this one – you can’t train against nature. Some dogs are born to run, others to sit in our laps. Confine the herding or hunting dogs … Continue reading

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