Are You a Conscious Leader?

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You can be a conscious leader of yourself, your family, a team, a group, a corporation…it makes no difference. And you can do it by looking to those leaders whom you respect, discerning which attributes you most admire, and working to hone those skills to create a win/win world. In this podcast, we’ll start with…

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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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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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Create a New Year Vision, not a Resolution

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How many times have you made a New Year Resolution? And how many times have you kept it? How about a New Year Vision? That might be an entirely different story. New Year Resolutions may not always work, and it’s not because you’re a weak person, or someone who is unwilling to change. They don’t…

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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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Courageous Leadership: The Next Steps

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It’s been a week since you first started developing your courageous leadership skills by showing yourself that You Are Worthy, and now you’re ready to continue, to be the leader the universe needs you to be. If you missed that initial installment, Courageous Leadership: The First Step, I strongly suggest you complete that before continuing.…

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Courageous Leadership: The First Step

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“Until recently, I was not a courageous leader.” Say it. Go Ahead. You’re going to say it again when you’re finished with this short series of courageous leadership articles. And when you do, you’re going to believe it wholeheartedly, in the present…without consideration for what’s gone down in the past or what you’re fearful of…

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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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