Not all leaders are effective leaders. They may have the title, but that doesn’t mean that others are following, because some leaders are like elephants, and some are like hippos. Which kind of leader are you? Despite how you might feel about leading, we need leaders! They keep their team focused, motivated, and positive while…

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When it comes to leaders who are making a difference, who are the leaders that come to mind? I have a hunch that they are leaders that exhibit a whole lot of creativity! Perhaps someone like Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas, as well as Q Commons – a live learning experience that challenges…

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Leading is not for wimps! It you want to be a strong leader that’s up for the challenge, you must be intentionally work out your leadership muscles. Working out is something I truly enjoy. I know! Most people don’t get the same thrill out of it that I do. When I was at my worst…

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Pay pales! Appreciation is what your team or employee’s want! Don’t get me wrong – they won’t work for free! After all, pay is way of expressing gratitude for the work they do. You might find it interesting that there are multiple surveys out there that reinforce the value of appreciation in the workplace. com…

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A consistent leader is a leader you can trust. By being consistent, they also provide predictability and stability – traits that create a safe culture. Being consistent and persistent is practically second nature for some personalities while being spontaneous, adventurous, and in the moment comes easy to others. There are positives about both approaches to…

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Servant Leadership

Traditionally, leadership has been about being the boss and utilizing your power and authority to get stuff done and accomplish the mission of the organization. However, there are compelling reasons why servant leadership is a better way to go! Servant leadership has been advocated by many well-known leaders, like Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. The…

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Los Cabos, Mexico just happens to be a favorite spot for me and my husband. Several months ago, we booked the corner room that overlooks the water at a favorite hotel…again! Then recently we learned that there would be some major construction going on right outside our door during the time we’d be there. Not…

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Leading is not for wimps! As a leader, you are forced to learn and grow if you wish to lead successfully and sometimes that’s uncomfortable…and expected. I’ve also experienced an uncomfortable place as a leader that was of a different variety. In the moment, I wasn’t able to put my finger on the exact issue,…

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You’re sure to encounter “prickly people” just about everywhere you go! And that means there will be some prickly folks at work too – people who rub you the wrong way, rarely have a positive thing to say, and are just rough to deal with. John Ortberg calls those kinds of people “porcupines” in his…

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Throughout the year there are seasons when the activity level rises: the holidays, before school starts and wraps up – even tax season can make for extra work personally that can be stressful for you as a leader. Extra activity can also be created by unexpected circumstances – good or bad! There are also seasons…

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