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Perry Maughmer once said that character is an outward manifestation of an inward reality. Character is a representation of who you truly are.

The Transaction Of Character

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A design company is hired to set up a cafeteria in a new retirement community. The company doesn’t listen to the needs of the organization, and once the facility is opened, there are equipment failures and design flaws. Calls are repeatedly made to the company to help resolve these punch list issues, but to no » Read More

Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership?

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Leadership and Sacrifices

Many tough decisions need to be made every day. In hospitals and clinics, life-impacting decisions are made. On battlefields, just think of the decisions made and the ultimate sacrifices they may bring. Compared to sterile workplaces, the type of decisions and corresponding sacrifices pale in comparison. Yet, sacrifices happen every day and in every place. » Read More

Are You a Spoilsport or a Spirit Booster?

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When your employees offer ideas, your response can make or break your organization. You don’t have time for everything. There’s a lot at stake right now, and your boss is breathing down your neck. Your employee raises an idea in the staff meeting. You tried that idea once before. Five years ago. It was a dismal » Read More

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Accepting Change

Change. It is inevitable. Most people don’t deal with change very well. Others embrace it.  But regardless of which camp you fall into, the fact is not only does it happen, but it can be good. In the words of Frederick Douglass, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”  Read more…

Crowdsourced from Our Instigators: What Are You Giving Away?

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“We give energy, even life, to our world when we take the best of who we are and give it away.” ~Mike Henry, Chief Instigator of the Lead Change Group. Inspired by this quote, I asked our instigators the following questions: What is the best of who you are? How are you giving it away. » Read More

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Leadercast: Beyond You

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When we started Authentic Leadership Dallas, we didn’t know what would unfold. We had dreams of leaders gathering to exchange ideas and experiences, delivering insights and challenges to be better leaders. There were times when we weren’t sure it would work, and there are times we were amazed! Yesterday was one of those days. Read » Read More

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When Did Accountability Become Passé?

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From customers’ and suppliers’ viewpoint, Company X is fast growing, exciting, and high-energy. Inside, though, it’s a tornado. Fighting fires, arguing over who committed to what, why it didn’t happen, and noticing things that fell through the cracks in just enough time is normal. How can this happen when they have weekly departmental meetings, keep » Read More

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5 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Leader

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Guest Post by Sandra Mills Whether you’re a business leader already or looking to become one, you need to be on lookout for ways to improve your leadership skills. Not only will this translate into you doing your job better, but it will relieve much of the stress associated with your job. According to a report released » Read More

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Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

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Guest Post by Jess Millis  There are quite a few rules and tips that Jim Collins has churned out in his time, and where there may be students essay writing on them all right now, here is a short article on just a few of them.  1 – Work on no more than ten things Jim says you » Read More

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I’m Standing Up, Not Leaning!

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I don’t lean in, lean out, lean sideways, lean back…I stand up straight.  As a kid, my parents kept telling me to stand up straight and strong.  It created an aura of confidence, self-assurance, and supposedly, it was better for your back.  In fact, we now know that standing strong can actually change your mood and confidence. Perhaps » Read More

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