How the Best Leaders Communicate

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The leaders you admire most have a few things in common. Maybe they have superior listening skills. Perhaps they’re empathetic or emotionally intelligent. One thing’s for sure: All great leaders are exceptional communicators. The best leaders communicate how they will take responsibility. They communicate with integrity, they communicate their boundaries and they communicate to inspire,…

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The Essence of Leadership

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Here is the Essence of Leadership: A leader takes people where they want to go; a great leader takes people where they don’t want to be, but where they ought to be. What does that statement mean to you? If you think back on the leaders in your life (professional, personal and otherwise) who have…

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Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter

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I invite you to read this entire blog and keep an open mind. Notice any emotions, triggers and thoughts that may come up as you continue to read. My son, who lives in Manhattan, recently returned from a protest in San Francisco. I live in Atlanta, with a 9 pm curfew. I’ve been praying for…

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Love Versus Fear

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When we look at Love Versus Fear, we see two separate thought systems. At any given moment, you are in a Love Thought System or a Fear Thought System…and you can choose to shift from one to the other at any given moment. You have two types of fear to choose from, but THREE types…

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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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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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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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Get What You Want: A Formula

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What if you could have anything you wanted? I’m not talking about wishing for a red BMW and running to your garage to see if it’s there. Instead, I’m talking about how to really get what you want out of life; complete with the things that would make you feel like you’re fulfilling your purpose…with…

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Are you Calm in Chaos? A Quiz

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Being calm in chaos: it’s something you may have witnessed from emergency responders, surgeons or traders on Wall Street. Maybe you admire their level-headedness. Maybe you’ve even thought Wow, I’d never be able to do that job. And when any one of us thinks that way, we underestimate our own daily need to stay calm…

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