Be an Open Door Leader

Many leaders work hard and do all the right things to reach the top—only to make a huge mistake that undoes so much of that work. They close the door. What does that mean? Well, a big part of achieving success in the first place is constantly learning new things and working with others to […]

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Pride is a Prison

Before we dive into our topic this week, I would like to ask you a few simple questions: Do you have a hard time offering an apology when you know you were wrong? Is it hard for you to celebrate other peoples’ success? Do you continue arguing a point even after you realize that your […]

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The Benefits of a Lack of Confidence

“Improving your confidence is easy. All you have to do is decide to be confident! Supress those negative thoughts! Cast away those negative influences in your life and recite daily self-affirmations—and voila! You’ll instantly be supremely confident and self-assured in everything you do!” As grandma was fond of saying, “Son, that’s hogwash.” If you’re serious […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Serving on a Corporate Board

Q: How does a person go about getting considered to serve on a corporate board, or as an advisor to other corporate boards? The approach, qualifications, and other considerations for getting a board of directors, or advisory committee, seat vary somewhat based on the type of corporation—nonprofit, privately-owned, or publicly owned. Having contacts and relationships […]

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How Asking Questions Leads to Success

I have often said that I have never had an original idea. I can’t speak for anyone else, but in my life everything I’ve learned has come from what I see, what I hear, and what I read. But above all, I like to learn from watching and listening, so I make a point of […]

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7 Steps to Conflict Resolution

We all experience conflict throughout our lives. Conflict with colleagues. Conflict with friends. Conflict with family. And that conflict really affects us, it gets inside our heads and gnaws away at us when we would rather be focused on other things. Simply put, when conflict isn’t properly addressed, we aren’t able to give the best […]

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Long Term Focus for Small Business

As a small business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of an average day. Especially when work piles up in and around the office, entrepreneurs don’t always take the time to consider the long term impact of what they’re doing. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will […]

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Fully Commit to Your Game Plan

When I decide to do something, I fully commit to doing it. If I think that something is worth doing, then it is worth doing right, giving it my full attention and best effort. It might succeed, it might not—but I want to give it the best I have. As a quarterback, the time to […]

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Choose Happiness

We all want to be happy. But we don’t always know how to get there. Ultimately, there are two paths: We can let life happen and hope that all the circumstances of our lives come together in just the right way. The other option is to take active steps to pursue happiness, in whatever situation […]

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