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Podcast 38: Leadership Skills, Being and Staying Centered

This is Podcast 38 Leadership Skills, Being and Staying Centered     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5

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Balancing Life’s Critical Aspects

Life is a promise; fulfill it.  – Mother Teresa (now Saint Teresa) In previous posts, I have encouraged you to plan your day by planning your work. In order to accomplish the most, it is important to put everything into logical order;

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Leadership Resources: Leaders Stay Healthy

My New Series This new blog series will appear on Tuesdays and will focus on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s

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Leadership Skills: A Discipline of Continual Improvement

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. – James Allen The business buzz words and miracle programs get overused, trite, and annoying, especially when they compromise the quality of the work output that they

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Leadership Skills: Planning for Balance

Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around every once in awhile, you could miss it. – John Hughes Leaders tell me how hard they work. Some tell me how long it’s been since they took a vacation (sometimes it’s been

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – December 26, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending December 26, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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Create Space for Your Team to Contribute

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. – William Hazlitt In his post, Does Your Leadership Have “White Space?”, Michael McKinney discusses the creation of balance by giving space for his students to learn and to develop. Here is

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Check on How You are “Really Doing”

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. – Lily Tomlin   How bad does it need to get before you do something about it? (“It” is the processes and systems in your organization.) In reading a post by

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Seasons and Rhythms: Lent

Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 CEVUK) Leaders train to be at the top of their game every day. We must be productive on a continual basis, however, there is a natural rhythm to life.

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Leadership Skills: Care of Self

Among all the Leadership Principles and Leadership Skills, Self Care Stands Alone in Importance Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong and second—and best—in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having a good

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Quitting

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. – Albert Einstein Looking at Things from a Different Perspective   In his book, Flip Manifesto, Daniel Pink suggests that the reader ask their boss to draw an

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Balance…or NOT!

 I Was Trumped by My Own Wife In My Own Keynote Presentation Ha! Never follow a children’s program or an animal act! Or watch out if you invite your spouse to present during your keynote presentation. Actually, I was very pleased that

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Transformational Leadership Traits: Practice What you Preach!

Transformational Leaders Model What They Preach This trait is listed last, however, setting the example is key to the success of the other traits. This is similar to the dynamic with my four leadership principles (Foundations, Relationships, Systems, Balance). The last one

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Leadership Lessons from Parables – Prodigal Son

Henri Nouwen talks about the lesson from the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) in his book, Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith, in the reading for June 30. He points out that one son is distanced from his father by