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The root meaning is to breath into. Insipration is energy that comes from within. We’re most often inspired for a noble purpose that serves more than just ourselves.

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Are You Playing Enough?

Are You Playing Enough?

Following is a guest post from Rich Largman.  I have collaborated with Rich for 15 years of working with clients.  He is also my personal coach and one of my dearest friends. It is my pleasure to share his insight with you here. We’ve all heard the familiar scoldings growing up such as… …Quit fooling around. » Read More

Ten Things You Will Learn from Writing on LinkedIn

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Writing on LinkedIn

Leaders should write, not for the sake of writing — but to influence, inform, inspire, and engage a wider audience. Writing often also forces you to maintain clarity in your thinking, and sustain your perspective. I’ve been writing on LinkedIn for a few months, with some specific goals: Create a wider audience for my thought » Read More

10 Management Lessons from Dragon Army

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Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.

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Calling All Leaders!

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I Don’t Care I’m sure it’s happened to you. It happens to all of us…you hear the words coming out of your mouth and before you finish the sentence, you realize you’re saying something an adult told you when you were a child. Something you haven’t uttered in decades. When I was eight-years-old, I joined » Read More

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15 Lessons from 5 Years of Lead Change Group

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In late March, 2009, after 4 months of thinking and planning, I decided to start a leadership consulting business named the Lead Change Group. I also decided to create a group on LinkedIn to connect with like-minded folks and potential prospects.  So on March 30, 2009, I went to the LinkedIn Groups section and clicked » 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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1 Way to Define Your Leadership

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I was recently asked to give a talk at a conference where the theme was “Define Yourself.” In preparation for outlining what I might talk about, I reflected on all the ways that one can define themselves. Two ideas immediately popped: You define yourself by the things you do or don’t do – what you » Read More

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Sharpen and Supplement: Your Stock of Generational Leadership Power Tools

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It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela  I consider my late maternal grandparents Joseph and Pearl Parker, of whom I was raised in their rural Virginia home, generational leaders and role models. From managing the many feats involved in cultivating our family’s garden, tending to the rest of the territory, raising children and » 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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