Tag Archives: Professional Development

Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook and Why it Matters

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome – Samuel Johnson Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize … Continue reading

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It’s Your Time to Soar

Eagles don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time. – Ross Perot “While walking through the forest one day, a man found a young eagle who had fallen out of its nest. He took it home and … Continue reading

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Four Ruts That Will Sink Your Leadership

Years ago when the western U.S. was being settled, roads were often just wagon tracks. These rough trails posed serious problems for those who journeyed them. On one of these winding paths was posted a sign which read: ”Avoid this … Continue reading

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The Headwinds of Leadership

When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford I came across a humorous story about a captain and three sailors who were left on a sinking … Continue reading

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The ‘Yes Men’ Disconnect and How it Hurts Your Leadership

Very few big executives want to be surrounded by ‘yes’ men – Burton Bigelow I heard a somewhat humorous account some years back about the Biblical story of David and Goliath. When the Israelites came up against Goliath all the … Continue reading

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Developing a Leadership Mindset

“You can change your mindset” – Carol S. Dweck – Mindset, The New Psychology of Success In her highly acclaimed and recommended book Mindset , Carol S. Dweck lays out four foundational statements to gauge whether you have a fixed-mindset … Continue reading

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From Resolution to Lifestyle: This is Your Year

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 During WWII General Douglas McArthur asked an engineer how long it would take to build a bridge across a certain river. “About … Continue reading

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