Posts tagged influence
How deep are your roots?

When I was a kid there was a tree in our front year. I used to race home from elementary school to climb that tree. I wanted to see just how high I could climb. I loved to push my luck as I inched dangerously higher and higher than the day before. As a kid, it was all about how high I could

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Life in the trenches

As I look back on the last six months I am amazed at the opportunities that have come my way. For the most part, my mindset has been to simply walk through open doors exploring whatever I find. I have spent much of the last six months saying yes to new opportunities. But as I look back

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Positional Power

As I walked down the hallway I passed a variety of typical Halloween decorations; pumpkins, cobwebs, black cats and everything orange, it was a sea of orange! Then I saw something that caught my eye, enough so that I had to stop and take a closer look. It was a ghost, who appeared

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Lead like Sully.

I recently had the chance to see the film Sully, the story of Captain Sullenberger who successfully landed a commercial airplane on the Hudson River. If you are looking for a film that is full of special effects with all the glitz and glamor that Hollywood has to offer this is not the film for you.

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Come with me

One of my favorite leadership concepts to share with the others is the idea that “great leaders say come with me.” I don’t believe that leadership is about telling others what to do, instead, I think  leadership is about choosing to join people on their journey. My belief in this concept was put to

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Great leaders burn the ships

I was speaking with a friend of mine recently about some frustrations she was having at work. Her organization is at a critical time in their history. The pressure is on to produce better results and jobs are on the line. This organization is struggling to retain quality employees and the overall

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