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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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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

Pesky wasps and being right

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The three of us were chatting in the break room, catching up and munching  croissants from the bakery on the corner. “Sounds like last night’s event was terrific,” sighed Fran. “I wish I’d been invited.” “Me, too,” I replied. “Both of you were invited,” Penny asserted vigorously. “I sent you an email invitation but neither of » Read More

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The Mirror Test

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If you want to be successful leader, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. This includes your accomplishments, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, your company’s successes and challenges. This is not easy for many people. Most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside » Read More

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Thank You For Your Service!

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This is one of most honored posts I’ve ever ever hosted.  Lt. Col. Matthew Fritz is Director, Commander’s ActionGroup of NATO’s Air Training Command in Afghanistan.  Training a newly formed Afghan Air Force is the epitome in complex continual change management.  Matt has become a very dear friend, thanks to Angela Maiers, and fellow blogger at Switch & Shift.  I » Read More

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A Leadership Lesson from the Mother of Dragons

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“You do not owe me your freedom.  I could not give it to you. Your freedom is not mine to give.  It belongs to you and you alone.  If you want it back you must take it for yourselves.  Each and every one of you.” – Daenerys, Stormborn of House Targaryen You can find leadership » Read More

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Keep Your Goals A Secret

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Like most people this time of year, you have likely set some new goals for yourself, your team, or your organization. Goals come in all shapes and sizes.  They may be personal or work-related.  Financial, health and wellness, career, or people-oriented.  Short-term or long-term. Lofty or low hanging fruit.  Whatever your goals, there is one » Read More

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The Power of Gratitude

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“There is great wisdom in the idea that “we become what we think about most of the time.” The human brain is a goal-seeking, problem-solving machine, and the things we think about, focus on, and worry about inevitably shape our destiny. We all know this, and yet most of us completely fail to see (or » Read More

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Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

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Have you just started grinning when reading something? This post by Tomas Quinonez-Riegos will do just that! While being the international program director for iTeach, using video to teach English to kids all over the world (e.g., Cambodia, Panama, etc.) and spending his first semester junior year in Japan, Tomas has started yet another new venture, which he shares with » Read More

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