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Often times, the best players aren’t the best coaches.  Think about the golfer that has a natural swing or the baseball/softball player that gets a great jump on the ball. Or maybe even the tennis player that has a 130 mile an hour serve. How do they become great at their sport?   How did […]

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I love a good debate.  I actually get nervous when everyone agrees with what the “boss” is saying without pushing back.  My experience has been that some people don’t understand the value diverse opinions can bring to the situation. They see the push back as antagonistic, disrespectful, and/or slowing the group down.  Perhaps it can slow […]

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No matter how old I am, at times my parents still think I’m 8, maybe even 18.  Recently, I heard my Mother say to my father, “She won’t eat brussels sprouts, she hates them.” I’ve also heard her say other things that perhaps were true when I was a kid but are no longer valid. […]

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I didn’t say hello?  I didn’t even see you.  I didn’t respond to your Facebook post?  I never even read it.  I didn’t call you back?  Was I supposed to?  I didn’t comment on your email?  Is that the one that was so long I had no idea what the point was when I finished? […]

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One of the key functions of Leadership is the ability to effectively manage group discussions. When you open the discussion up to include others, you always risk going off subject and ending up in the middle of tangents.  Some of that can actually be productive and some can be a total waste of time. Either […]

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You seem calm, cool and collected.  People think you are either very wise or completely oblivious to what is going on around you. We both know you aren’t oblivious – being an introvert, this is just your natural style of interacting. Since Introverts think before they speak, most Introverted leaders aren’t usually the first to speak […]

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Don’t you hate losing that hour every Spring? I know I do but I also love the extended daylight.  For about 3 days I will look at the clock incredulously about how late it is.  Are you normally good with your time management?  Would you say you are more proactive or reactive?  Meaning, do you […]

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How long has it been since you turned off your computer and every single email had been read?  How about the last time you did everything on your proverbial “to-do” list?  We could debate the value of even having a to-do list but it’s probably more efficient to just agree that “getting it all done” […]

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Last week we talked about what it takes to be an Enlightened Leader. This week, we’re talking about what it means to “Be Big” for your team. Picture this… A super action hero wearing blue tights, a red cape, a big puffy chest, oversized chin in the air, a disproportionate amount of jet black hair piled […]

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I love the double entendre of this title.  (Okay, I cheated on the spelling but had to make the point!). One image is a lightning bolt leader that demands you take notice, while the other is a more subtle, you could argue more effective, approach that is not always as obvious.  Especially not to those […]

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