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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Create Courage, Just Like Dorothy

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What would be possible if you could create courage? If you could be brave enough to tackle anything, to achieve anything, to be anything you wanted? It’s not easy, and I’m not going to lie:  Some days, trying to create courage can seem downright impossible. Your world can seem all black and white…dismal. And it…

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Essence of Leadership

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What is the Essence of Leadership? It is comprised of many things, including the willingness to overcome fear to become an influencer in your world and to make a difference for yourself and others. It involves recognizing the qualities you admire in other leaders so you can learn to embody those qualities through your own…

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