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Talent is Overrated

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Talent is overrated and frequently misunderstood. When people achieve great things, others often explain their accomplishments by simply attributing everything to talent. But that’s a false and misleading way of looking at success. “If talent alone is enough, then why do we know highly talented people who are not highly successful?”— Dr John C Maxwell, […]

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Your Why Helps Your Way

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Say What? Say that again. Purpose empowers significance. If you tap into your why, your life will open up to significance, and will help find your way. It will be within your reach every day, because you’ll be able to do simple things that matter. Significance is usually not a result of anything spectacular. It’s just based […]

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Building Thriving Start Ups: A Process

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As we wrap up this series, having a process or road map is key in determining your success on your building journey. The builder talents do not address every factor that affects a builder’s success. Non-personality variables such as skills, knowledge, experience, and other factors also play a role. The Gallup Builder Profile 10 talents […]

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Giving Criticism? Check yourself

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Strong relationships are key to building teams, so we need to know, how to hand out criticism without devastating individuals, our team, and others. In our last lesson, we talked about taking criticism gracefully. Today let’s talk about giving criticism as a leader-coach. Using caution is important, because careless criticism can be devastating to the team […]

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A Leader Quality: CHARISMA

A Leader Quality: CHARISMA

William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of the fiercest political rivals of the 19th century. Their epic battles for control of the British Empire were marked by intense animosity that spilled over from the public arena into their personal lives. Ambitious, powerful, and politically astute, both men were spirited competitors and masterful politicians. Though […]

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Do People Trust You?

Do People Trust You?

How do you build a solid foundation for leadership? I believe trust is the foundation of leadership. Trust is the foundation upon which relationships in every setting are built. Warren Bennis claims trust is one of six basic elements of leadership. Integrity is the basis of trust, which is not so much an ingredient of leadership, […]

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Care and Candor: Tell the truth

Care and Candor: Tell the truth

As a leader, have you ever avoided confrontation with a follower for what you labelled “good” reasons? I think most of us have. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit we sometimes give in to this temptation. Why do we do this? Most believe the main reason well-intentioned leaders aren’t completely honest with their […]

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