If I Can’t I Must

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How many times do you say “I Can’t” in a day’s time? Many of us say it more often then we think. You might say it out loud, or to yourself, under your breath. You might even believe it on a subconscious level, without being aware of it. If you make a conscious effort to…

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Essential Leadership Traits, Part Two

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As promised, I’m back with the rest of my essential leadership traits. Last time, we talked about Courage, Empathy, Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Responsibility and Synergy. Now it’s time for the remaining seven leadership traits I have found to be critical to leadership success—at work, at home, in your community…anywhere you’re leading one or…

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What is my Purpose? Why am I Here?

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When you ask yourself “What is my Purpose?” or, “Why am I Here?” you might be wondering why you were put on this earth, or what difference you were intended to make. You might wonder what the outcome of your existence will be, what legacy you’ll leave, or what ripple effect you will cause. It…

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Essential Leadership Traits, Part One

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Last time we met in this space, we talked about finding your own leadership style by paying attention to the leadership traits you admire in others. And as promised, I’m back with my top essential leadership traits.   Leadership looks a bit different for every conscious leader; however, in my experience, these are the essential…

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What’s Your Leadership Style?

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What is your leadership style? Or what will it be? Great leaders are all around us. They’re in our schools, our churches, our businesses, our community organizations…our neighborhoods and our families. You might respect some of these leaders and look to them for guidance, but how often do you really think about what attracts you…

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You Have a Voice: Telling Your Truth

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More than ever, it’s critical that conscious leaders around the globe have a voice. And it’s critical that they use that voice as part of an effective communication strategy if they want to make a difference and create a win/win world. Your communication is the response you get. This means that if you don’t like…

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Foot in Mouth Syndrome: the Keys to Effective Communication

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If you’ve ever been told to shut up, or that your opinion doesn’t matter, or if you’ve been reprimanded and made to feel that you don’t have a voice, then you might have Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome. Communication is the response you get, so if you’re not getting the responses you want in business, family and love,…

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Improve Communication in 3 Steps

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When you learn to improve communication, you will feel heard, you will gain respect, and all of your relationships will be more fulfilling. In my last article, Better Communication in Seconds, we explored the power of being present. If you missed that one, click on the link and spend five minutes learning to improve your…

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Better Communication in Seconds

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Better Communication is huge! Poor communication is not only one of the top reasons relationships end, addressing it can help to heal all the other reasons. When you think of poor communication, you might think about the silent treatment or secret-keeping. In reality, it can be much more subtle and hard to recognize—particularly when you…

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Lessons from my Dog

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As many of you know, I had to say goodbye to my beloved dog Merlin last month.  For fourteen years, Merlin was my familiar, my confidant and continues to live deeply in my heart.  As we wrap up our relationship module in the Conscious Leadership Academy, I realized that there are many lessons we can…

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