Your Strengths – Have They Gone Wild?

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Knowing your strengths is abundantly beneficial both personally and professionally. If you’ve not already identified yours strengths, I encourage you to do that! It’s easy to gloss over your strengths – they are often skills that come so naturally to you that you don’t even realize that they are strengths! Unfortunately, leaning into your strengths and allowing them to work for you is impossible unless you know what they are. Your weaknesses, on the other hand, get your attention. The temptation is to put your energy into improving your weaknesses. Since what you focus on grows, and you don’t want … Read More

Up Your Game – Speak the Language of Those You Lead

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Imagine what it would be like to be able to speak the language of anyone you came in contact with. That would be pretty sweet, right? Being able to speak the same language – that opens the door to a whole host of possibilities, while the inability to speak the same language is a barrier. Oh you can wave your arms and point and pantomime like crazy, but communicating in depth – that’s probably not going to happen! Leaders naturally communicate with their teams in their native tongue – the language of their own personality type. In fact, we all … Read More

If You Only Knew!

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Sitting down face to face with another coach is a rare thing for me. Oh, I have dozens and dozens of coach friends in the US and abroad and we talk; just not here in Chattanooga. That’s why having lunch with a fellow coach here in Chattanooga this week was such a blessing. Spending time with someone who truly understands the life of a coach and what coaching is all about is like that first cup of coffee on an early morning; an energizing boost! You know your lunch adventure is a good one when it begins to bump up … Read More

Unlocking Your Unique Potential to Lead

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Who comes to mind when you think of leaders? Big names associated with leadership like John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, or the late Stephen Covey? Or possibly one of the 50 people Fortune Magazine named as The World’s Greatest Leaders in 2014: Pope Francis, Warren Buffet, Bono, Ellen Kullman, or Juliana Rotich, among 45 others. Perhaps you take a more personal approach and your high school coach, youth leader, or a college professor is the leader that stands out in your mind. Being a great leader is not dependent on a having a particular personality. Leaders become great when they are … Read More

Communication is Key – The Personality Piece

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When my daughter was young, I made the mistake of speaking to her the way I would want someone to speak to me. Let’s just say I suffered a bit from “Clone Syndrome.” My list of specific tasks with helpful details went in one ear and out the other. Most days she would dutifully attempt to tackle the first chore only to find something significantly more fun to do along the way. Let’s just say getting chores done was a challenge. Life’s challenges can lead to happy lessons if we take the time to learn them. The chore situation with … Read More

Do You Have Clone Syndrome?

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God is marvelously creative. The sheer beauty all around me is an indication of that! He does not make molds and pump out duplicates. Instead, He is all about variety and uniqueness. With more than 7 billion people in the world at present, it boggles my mind that each and every person is unique and distinctly different. Taking that thought one step further, every person ever created has been a one of a kind creation. That is almost too big to wrap my brain around. The fact that we are all unique is not new news. It might even seem … Read More