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Find Out If You’re A Person of Character

Character is one of those all-time fluffier business words: we all know it’s important, and we all have an idea what it looks like. But the idea varies by person and the importance declines because there’s not always a good way to measure it. Or is there? This is a problem we’ve generally had with…

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Counteract Leadership Loneliness With Community Building

Leadership can be lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why I’m excited to announce a new community for high-impact, thriving leaders. To understand a little about why I wanted to create this community, think about a typical day at work. For many — individuals and teams — it’s often high on stress and…

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5 Ways to Stand Out As A Leader

Each situation at work is different inherently, but … why is it that some leaders seem to have influence and persuade others virtually regardless of context, and some struggle to do the same no matter who they’re talking to? Those who can influence have got leadership presence or what I call the X Factor. Consider…

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Are You A High-Impact, Thriving Leader?

With all the books, speeches, webinars, trainings, and more, leadership is a $44B industry globally. That might imply some degree of complexity, but instead, I believe the definition of leadership is maddeningly simple: it’s a combination of leading oneself and leading others. How do you drive yourself to take action, but also drive others? If…

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Could You Be A More Impactful And Influential Leader?

I’ve coached thousands of leaders and I’ve never met one that knew all their blind spots. Hey, that’s why they’re called blind spots – we can’t see them. Seeing your blind spots and identifying your areas for growth takes courage. Diving inward and exploring your proficiency as a leader can feel uncomfortable. If you’re honest,…

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You Don’t Schedule Respect In Outlook

A few weeks back, I took my mom and one of her friends (kind of like my second mom) to see Kinky Boots. As you’ve probably seen at the theater, one of the actors comes out at the beginning of the show and tells us all, very respectfully, to silence our cell phones. About 10…

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The Biggest Communication Mistake Leaders Make

When I coach leaders, one of the big things they ask me — let’s be transparent — is “How can I move my career forward and get more influence? How can I make a bigger impact?” Those things are often subjective, but typically you grow your leadership and gain more influence by rising up a…

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