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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 grandsons Tyson and Gideon. 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.

The Power of Purpose Driven Leadership

When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment and common purpose, anything is possible. – Howard Schultz There is a story involving Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that … Continue reading

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Potential Principles That Matter

When leaders of organizations articulate and live their values, they drive them throughout the organization, and they become a way of being. – Howard Behar Tune in to any talk in leadership circles today and you will hear all about … Continue reading

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The Leaders’ Secret To Connection

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around – Leo Buscaglia … Continue reading

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A Message To Broken Leaders

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” – Psalm 147:3 A quick Google search netted 279 million hits. No, it wasn’t a search about the newest leadership success story or the latest self-help book that’s been released. This … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why You Want Diversity On Your Team

Diversity: The art of thinking independently together. – Malcolm Forbes That diversity is at the forefront of importance in the business community is an understatement. It’s as much a part of the conversation now as it’s ever been. Yet sadly, … Continue reading

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Leadership In A Word: Rest

Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. – Ralph Marston As summer slowly draws to a close, I came across a rather interesting article about the workplace and … Continue reading

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Postcards From China

Challenging Assumptions The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust As I write this postcard, I am in my fifth and final week here in the Guangdong province of … Continue reading

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