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About dougdickerson

I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.

Leadership In a Word: Balance

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein Word Study a : stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis when the two sides of … Continue reading

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Leadership In a Word: Empathy

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. – Mohsin Hamind Word Study 1: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past … Continue reading

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Leadership In A Word: Courage

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E. E. Cummings Word Study 1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) “heart, innermost feelings; temper,” from Vulgar Latin *coraticum (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I would also like to thank you for following my blog throughout the year and for your readership. … Continue reading

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Four Leadership Lessons from Ebenezer Scrooge

  Hello, Ebenezer, I’ve been waiting here for you… – The Ghost of Jacob Marley Listen to most any radio station and you will hear the Christmas Carols. The stores are decorated and the bells are ringing. Yes, Christmas is … Continue reading

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Leadership And The Art of Change

Life is a long process of getting used to things you started out to change. – Frank A. Clark As the story goes, it was on June 4, 1783, at the market square of a French village of Annonay, not … Continue reading

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Milestones In Your Leadership

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitudes and in actions. – Harold S. Geneen Not long ago, I was in Washington D.C. for a speaking engagement. Afterward, I stayed a few extra days to take in … Continue reading

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