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Pay It Forward

The banker reached into the folds of his gown, pulled out a single credit note. “But eat first — a full belly steadies the judgment. Do me the honor of accepting this as our welcome to the newcomer.” His pride said no; his stomach said YES! Don took it and said, “Uh, thanks! That’s awfully […]

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Disappointment

No matter how much a situation just ticked you off, don’t try to get revenge. No matter how upset you got over not being selected for something, shrug it off and find a bigger and better project to be involved in. If there is an issue that is frustrating you, but you know you can […]

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The Bluebird

It’s Friday afternoon, 4:30 PM. Yup, you guessed it. A whole new file to process comes in and your boss tells you it is due before you leave today. You know processing will take over an hour and you are in a hurry to get to your son’s Friday Lights football game. What do you […]

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Gettin Physical

In preparing to deliver one of your most impactful speeches you need to remember not just what you are saying, but also, the physical parts to the speech. What do I mean by physical? Movement – hand gestures, walking around the stage, eye contact and anything else you do with your body. Sometimes you can […]

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Meetings That Matter

Do you often feel like you just lost an hour of your life when you enter a meeting that doesn’t serve a purpose, bring an item to closure or help make progress for you or your organization? What if you held a meeting like that, would people want to come to more of your meetings? […]

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Calm Leadership

What type of leader attracts you more to follow: The “in your face”, bold, brash, reactive, the “sky is always falling leader”, or The cool, calm and collected leader who takes everything in stride? A few of us reflected on this topic the other night as we replayed the “Clinton versus Obama” campaigns of weeks […]