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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.

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How Do You Check Your Leadership Intentions?

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Intentions are essential. Knowing if our intentions are showing up in the right way is challenging, less so if we take the time to define them and then really lead in this defined manner. Even then, intention is only a third of the formula. Leadership intentions, along with core beliefs and positive, growth-oriented actions, enable » Read More

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The Day I Got Schooled on Respect. Again.

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Apparently the number of lessons to learn about respect is limitless.  See example below. Recently I was invited to a workshop I was not interested in.  An acquaintance sent me a personal note inviting me.  She also mentioned a project we had worked on together.  I felt compelled to respond, to relive old times about » Read More

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What Title Would Others Place on Your Card?

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Recently, we gathered as a group of leaders to discuss change and how to lead through, around, or over organizational roadblocks. Our conversations at Authentic Leadership Dallas are always engaging, honest, and fun. Just what a group should be! As we were discussing change, one of our leaders said that CEO is the title on » Read More

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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

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Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership?

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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

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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…

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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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