Leadership

7 Reasons to Check Your Hats and Lighten Your Load!

I confess I have been a collector most of my life. As a child I collected a variety of things. Vacations were opportunities to hunt for the right salt and pepper shakers to help me remember the trip – no useless souvenirs for me! Writing letters to my grandmother and various pen pals turned into…

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The Proof Is in the Pancake

Health is one of my top five values. For me health includes exercise, proper rest, a positive mindset, healthy habits, and nutritious eating. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. So yesterday when the Today Show featured a segment on sneaking veggies into your food in…

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7 Reasons to Revise Your Questions

I will let you in on a little secret: I talk to myself in the car. Most people probably think I’m talking on the phone. I talk to myself while working and doing things around the house as well. Sometimes I speak out loud. Other times the dialogue is all internal. Lest you think I…

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3 Roadblocks Leaders Bump Into

Some people are natural leaders. Even at an early age they tend to be bossy, have big ideas, and get others to follow. I was that child. If we played school, I was the teacher. I organized activities. I managed the lemonade stand. Sometimes it was not pretty! Thankfully, I have learned a few things…

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How Hungry Are You?

Being hungry makes me very cranky! I get quiet, my brain stops working, and it is hard to concentrate. I get shaky and feel like a big ugly bear foraging for food. The people around me start running for cover. It is not a pretty sight! During our first year of marriage, my hunger issues…

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7 Tips to Help You Juggle Like a Pro

Lately I have been feeling a little like Veruca Salt from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – I want it now! I want it all! Not so much material things – I want to do it all! Things didn’t go well for the spoiled Veruca. She was sent down the garbage shoot…

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The Surprising Way Leaders Sabotage Their Leadership

We often stereotype leaders as “Type A” people – aggressive, hurried types who are out to conquer their goals. They are regarded as accomplished, task-driven workaholics who rarely relax. That image contains some truth; however, not all leaders fit that profile. Some of the best leaders are leaders who may appear less driven, are more…

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3 Ways To Be A Remarkable Chameleon-like Leader

Ever thought of the chameleon as a role model for a successful leader? It’s true! Chameleons are fascinating creatures. They have the ability to switch up their color, a lightning-quick tongue, and a pair of remarkable eyes! Valuable lessons can be learned from the chameleon – it doesn’t matter if you are a parent, head…

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Are You An Elephant or A Hippo?

They are everywhere! You find them at home, at work, in ministries, neighborhoods, social circles and more; people who take the lead, like you. Even if you don’t lead others, you have the responsibility of leading yourself. We need leaders. They guide us through necessary changes so that together we can reach desired destinations. And…

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