3
Jan

Addressing the Ego – Leadership Basics

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.  ~ Colin Powell Hearing feedback that forces you to accept the center of gravity is not easy, especially for those of us that have to be right all the time.  I tried offering feedback to a...
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27
Nov

Be Prepared for Life Happening

If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet I have heard when it rains it pours.  I have also heard there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Now that I think about it,...
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3
Nov

Taking a Reality Check on Yourself

“Reality is a merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~ Albert Einstein   My mom always says you are a reflection of the company you keep.  If that’s true, let me tell you what I see when I look in the mirror.  I see intelligence, confidence, and someone trustworthy.  I see someone who...
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28
Oct

Steps to Building Your Legacy

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” ~ William James   I recently spent some time with a friend reliving college experiences and revisiting the goals we set for ourselves nearly 12 years ago.  What was intended to be light conversation suddenly turned very serious.  A question...
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10
Oct

When a Light Conversation Turns Serious

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. ~ William James   This week I spent some time with a friend reliving college experiences and revisiting the goals we set for ourselves nearly 12 years ago.  What was intended to be light conversation suddenly turned very serious.  A...
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29
Sep

What Our Children Really Learn From Us

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. ~ Carl Jung This weekend I found myself stuck in traffic listening to a live broadcast of a symposium on issues affecting the youth in our central cities.  The moderators were inviting elected officials, church leaders, teachers, youth, and many others to...
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18
Sep

Attacking Your Goals Like a Chess Player

When it comes to forming plans and making decisions, we learn to abide by what logic dictates and our analysis supports.  In the beginning, middle, and end, all the answers are before us, in the positions of pieces, in the rules of the game, on the moves we make.  ~ excerpt from the book Every...
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