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Invest Like a Successful Leader

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in General, Leadership | 0 comments

Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys known for stinginess with both time and money. As a child watching these make-believe characters, I assumed that selfishness had a hand in their make-believe successes. But I heard something...

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Columbo: Are You A Quick, Life-Long Learner?

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Leadership & Pop Culture | 2 comments

Life-long learners keep growing and going…

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Success: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others….

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Sometimes we just assume that successful people get that way because they are smarter, worker harder,etc. However, I’ve seen just one trait that all successful people share…

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Engaging in “Karmic” Mindfulness

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement | 2 comments

Karma, not my good intentions, led me to experience mindfulness in a new way. My costly lesson was worth it.

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Leadership Lessons from Captain Daniel Something-or-Other

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Change Management, Engagement | 0 comments

When trust is low and the stakes–and emotions–run high, the best leaders act like Captain Daniel Something-or-Other…

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Creative Leadership

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

Years ago, a boss praised my creative talents in my role as leader. I scoffed inside, telling myself that I was the least creative person in any room. “I just have great, innovative employees,” I told him. Then, to reinforce my believe that I was lacking in that department, I married a highly artistic woman. Next to her, I was a Milk Dud compared to her Godiva Chocolates! Creative Visionary vs. Re-visionary When my neighbor placed a small, multicolored whirligig in his front yard, the kind that catches the wind and reflects the...

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Leadership: Broken Down Beds & Employees

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Leadership | 1 comment

Leadership exists to make employees successful. Or coach them out the door.

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Engagement Lessons from a 12 year-old

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Engagement, Happiness | 2 comments

My 12 year-old daughter applied to be a peer mentor in her school. But what she wrote applies to engagement at school, work, life, and beyond.

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One at a Time…Right Now

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Happiness | 2 comments

While running this morning, it dawned on me how much time I waste discouraged about yesterdays and worried about tomorrows. Am I the only one who does this?

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Be the Light…

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Happiness | 1 comment

Karen asked herself, “What can I do today to create the kind of world that I want to live in?” Then she rescued a dog named Angel…

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