Why leadership traits are NOT enough to ensure success

Leadership traits and talents are NOT enough… You’ve probably heard that in order to be a good leader there specific traits that you need. Recently, a book published by Gallup listed 10 traits you need to be a builder and to build a team that accomplishes its goal. The leadership book is written by Jim…

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12 Questions You Need to Ask When Networking with Other Leaders

12 Questions for Networking Leaders

Networking Questions for Every Leader As someone who doesn’t particularly like talking to strangers, networking events (how should I say this tactfully)… Well, networking events were like the spawn of Satan… ok, they just weren’t my favorite place to go. Yet, networking events and hob-knobbing with folks are really helpful as you navigate your career. …

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7 Ways to Handle the Sting of Criticism

Criticism Argh!  Criticism is something that impacts everyone at some point in their lives. We’ve been taught from a young age to value the opinion of others. As a matter of fact, we often times are told that others opinions of us are how we know our value. The teachers grade us. Our parents tell…

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Is Accountability Sabotaging Your Success?

So, you want a culture of accountability, huh? This has been a trend lately in our culture. Just look at how the use of this word has exploded over the past 40 years. Many folks think a culture of accountability is a workplace full of people who “own” their work. In truth, accountability is only…

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Thankfulness

Happy 2018!! It’s a New Year and before we move forward, it can be very helpful to look back. As I look back on 2017, it was a fantastic year for me. How about for you? I was blessed in so many astonishing ways. Professionally: I learned so much more about the brain and how…

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Reclaiming Your Power in the New Year

Reclaim Your Personal Power

Can you believe it? Another year has come and gone. As you look back on 2017, how did you do? Did you use your power to accomplish all that you set out to accomplish? Did you achieve the dreams and goals that you set for yourself? Oh wait, did you even set goals for 2017?…

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Is being harder on yourself than others a good idea?

Being vulnerably honest… OK, it’s been a while since I sent out a newsletter or posted an article online. It’s time that I let you know why (even if I don’t like to admit it). I’ve been feeling down about myself and frankly, I have no idea why. Have you ever been there? You just…

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What you’ve learned about trust may be all wrong!

Build Trust with the CONNECT Cycel

Most trust building approaches are haphazard. We approach trustworthiness and Trust building in a random, casual, helter–skelter manner and then we expect others to “just trust me.” Many books have been written on the subject and they give you great ideas but no process or framework on how to actually implement those ideas in real-life…

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Your Greatest Grammar Challenge & how it sabotages your success

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I thought I was pretty good at communication. I mean, I’m a public speaker after all. Then it happened… There I was watching Little People Big World (hey, don’t judge) and Amy Roloff kept talking about how FUSStrated she was. FUSStrated at her ex-husband Matt. FUSStrated…

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3 Magic Words of Persuasion

Have you ever wanted to persuade someone? Have you, as a leader, needed to get somebody to do something? And, no matter what you say, how nicely you say it, or how forcefully you are, ARGH!! It just doesn’t work. Does this happen in your world? It can seem impossible at times. When it comes…

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