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Dealing with Difficult People and Building Winning Teams

As a young man, I knew nothing about leadership. Even though I found myself in leadership roles since childhood (chosen to give speeches, captain of teams, etc.), I didn’t know anything about it. If I happened to lead, it was by accident. Maybe it was intuitive or maybe I was modeling what effort looks like. I’ve always been competitive and strategic; therefore, winning simply felt right. Whatever it was, leading was certainly not conscious, informed, or intentional. I did not know that leadership starts with consciously evaluating and leading me. I didn’t know it was about serving others. And I

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Business Excellence Strategies

What Rings True For You?

In a world saturated with competition, explore the transformative power of recognizing and meeting fundamental human needs. Uncover insights, inspired by an unexpected source—a roadside restroom—that holds the key to elevating your business to unparalleled heights. So read on to decode essential business excellence strategies that transcend the ordinary, paving the way for sustained greatness and a remarkable customer experience. Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat

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Reasons why we quit

Why do we quit?

Ever pondered the “reasons why we quit” on our journey to achieving goals? Jim delves into the core challenges that often lead to the abandonment of aspirations. In this insightful exploration, discover the hidden pitfalls that hinder progress and learn how to overcome them. “Amateurs focus on outcomes. Professionals focus on process.” – Dr. Eric Potterat  We all have goals. We may or may not write them down but we think about them. Let’s be real. Most of our goals are really more like wishes. We wish we were healthier. We wish we had more money. Or we wish we loved

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Mental resilience

Why are we so soft?

In the era of unprecedented comforts and escalating demands, the phrase “Mental Illness” echoes louder than ever. Have you ever pondered the connection between our modern luxuries and the apparent decline in mental resilience? Read along to unravel this thought-provoking journey as we explore the subtle shifts in our lifestyles and their profound impact on our collective mental well-being. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength – The Apostle Paul My sister is an amazing woman. She is also a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her life’s journey would inspire even those without a detectable pulse but I’ll

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core leadership values

Putting in the Work

Erin Porteous is the CEO of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. I have enjoyed working with her over the past few years. She is a down-to-earth person who strives to provide excellent leadership to her amazing organization. I asked her to share her closely held or core leadership values. The lenses she looks through evaluating her leadership as well as shaping the culture of her team and organization. I believe her work is worth the read. Four Values: Hard work, Humility, Humor and Honesty  As leaders, we all have core values that we live by. Intentional leaders

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three steps to elevate leadership

Elevate your Leadership

In the dynamic world of leadership, achieving excellence requires a deliberate approach. So if you’re looking to enhance your leadership abilities and drive better results, you’re in the right place. This article unveils the three steps to elevate leadership that can help you gain a higher vantage point, make strategic and tactical moves, and accomplish your primary goals. Join us on this journey as we delve into the essential principles that set good leaders apart from the best, guiding you toward effective leadership that yields success. So.. what does it mean to elevate your leadership and how is it done?

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