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The thankful heart of the leader

The thankful heart of the leader

It is not often that I get the opportunity to bring some personal thoughts into my blogs. However, I believe the timing is appropriate and applicable to our leadership endeavors. I grew up in a steel mill neighborhood where it was normal to wake up each morning, clean...

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Thriving in disruption

Thriving in disruption

Her job was to sell a product, and she was good at it. This sales manager was on top of her world for the past decade. Then, after a global pandemic, a different type of pandemic hit the workforce, and her world was completely disrupted! “The Great Resignation,” a...

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Self-care for leaders

Self-care for leaders

I’ve written before about my good friend Mike, a licensed counselor. One thing about counselors: they all have their own counselor as a part of their self-care. People that help others also have people to talk to. Being a leader is a demanding role, physically and...

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Gen Z and Millennials: the rip current of the workforce

Gen Z and Millennials: the rip current of the workforce

The Tide Has Shifted 46% of the full-time workforce is made up of Millennials and Gen Z.  And just like with a rip current, resistance is futile. Companies must adjust or get pulled out to sea. Is what Millennials and Gen Z want so much different from the generations...

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How to improve your emotional intelligence

How to improve your emotional intelligence

Without people, leadership cannot exist. Each person you communicate with, collaborate with, delegate tasks to, and ask for help from has a unique personality and experiences that influence their relationships and approach to work. If you discount the uniqueness of...

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The cape

The cape

Like any good superhero, every predecessor has a cape—and a love-hate relationship with it. They hate having to put it on to save their team from a disastrous decision. They wish their teams would “get it” instead of requiring rescue. In confidence, they say, “I wish...

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