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Our purpose is the reason behind our actions. Our highest purpose brings out our best effort and our most endless supply of energy and passion.


What Title Would Others Place on Your Card?


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


This Seems Like a Lot of Work For a Free Banana

Brian Sooy Courage

 Brian Sooy helped me raise my voice when I started on my own.  His voice is powerful. So please read this post and his book, Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto, if you want to change your business…and yourself.  At age 52, I ran my first half marathon. Not 100 yards from the starting line, a child sat » Read More


Would You Rather Follow a Tested Leader or an Inspiring Leader?

Tested Leader or Inspiring Leader

This question has been on my mind lately. Which is better – a tested leader or an inspiring leader? So we put the question to our Lead Change community on Google+ and highlighted below are snapshots into their perspectives. Tested Leader or Inspiring Leader? Carey Green: No question… a tested leader. I’ve seen too many » Read More


Courage of Purpose

Courage of Purpose | Lead Change Group

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon What are you most afraid of losing? No, I’m not talking about your life. Let’s say in your job, what are you most afraid of? Generally, for me, I’m most afraid I’m wasting my » Read More


Everything Has A Cost

Hand with Money

On a coaching call this past December with one of my clients, we were discussing his 2014 goals for his business. He is a successful business owner and leader, very much a Type A personality, works long and hard, and loves his family. Our coaching session was fairly straight forward until he mentioned one of » Read More


Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

Your bad boss didn't intend to be bad.

Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there isn’t a random psychopath or two out there, but for the most part, if you have a lousy leader in your life: Your bad boss didn’t intend » Read More


The Leadership Life Cycle

Antique Pocket Watch_Life Cycle

Everything has a life cycle. Plants, animals, humans, businesses, products – all have a time of birth, growth, maturity, and death. It’s the whole “circle of life” thing. Leadership has a life cycle. There is a time when a leader is “born,” a time when he or she grows, matures, and finally reaches legacy. A » Read More


Is Your Brilliance Hiding in Plain Sight?


You have your own way of getting work done through others.  As a manager, your own inherent values and ideas of how the world works (and should work) drive how you handle issues with the human beings in your charge. Something I notice with my clients and myself is that we often suppress our initial » Read More


3 Steps to Elevate Your Purpose and Maximize Your Impact

Amazing fiery burning evening sky

The words “Elevate Purpose, Mobilize People” have been resonating with me for a while. So much in fact that I’m going to focus much of my writing on them over the next few months. You see, I believe one of the most important things you can do to maximize your impact in 2014 is to » Read More


Do you have leadership presence?


“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Lao Tzu Leadership is about results and positive outcomes, and so leaders want the hearts and minds of others directed toward a unified purpose. Presence is one way the leader can engage the energies and commitment of others to a common goal. Authenticity and effective communication » Read More

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