To Err Is Human: How Good Leaders Handle Mistakes

Guest Post by Gregory Fisher If you are in a position of leadership, either in your professional life or in your private life, then you will no doubt be aware that people look up to you and that part of your job is to set a good example that those around you can follow. As…

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How to Deliver Criticism Without Losing Fans

Guest Post by Kelly Gregorio No leader can deny the wonderful feeling of being well-liked by his or her team. You work hard to create harmony in the workplace, and your efforts are paid back in a loyal and engaged staff. Unfortunately, there are times when, as a leader, you have to play some unfavorable…

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My Failure as a Millennial Leader

Guest Post by Luke Roland When I first got into different leadership roles I was so excited. I felt like I had finally made it. I had dreams of commanding and leading thousands of people. I wanted to be large and in charge. I wanted to be the star of my movie. I wanted respect. I…

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How to Gain Trust – Simply Four Ways

Trust as a verb means “to believe.” If you believe in something or someone, then you have confidence in them. To gain trust, we must be believable so that another will have confidence in our ability to keep our word, do our part, and follow through on expectations set. It is what authenticity is all…

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Be a Trust Activist

An activist is a “vigorous advocate of a cause.” What if the cause was trust? What if we led as a trust activist in all that we do and say? An interesting dynamic would unfold. This is trust as a cause. Trust as a cause would translate into us leading as a passionate defender of…

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Livestrong Includes Livehonest

The Lance Armstrong story is intriguing. Years of denial seem to be unraveling with teammates and testimony about how doping was done during all those cycling years. We all know of Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France wins. We know of his cancer survival, Livestrong initiative, and general good works. We also know of his consistent…

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It’s On Me

When the alarm rings, it’s on me to get up. When work piles up, it’s on me to work through it. When relationships are strained, it’s on me to fix them. When goals are undefined, it’s on me to understand. When errors happen, it’s on me to accept responsibility. When kids get out of control,…

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The Unfortunate “Nature” of Leadership

What do a meadowlark, cricket, and squirrel have to do with leadership? The answer in a minute… Nature has a way of spurring memories and calming minds. It is that fresh breeze blowing through the prairies or those cool, fresh mornings where everything seems renewed and possible. We hear a meadowlark sing their continuous song,…

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2011: My Top 10 Least Read Posts

As we look back, we evaluate things that went wrong as well as the things that went right. Writing is no different, so I went back and looked at what my top 10 least read posts were. Here they are for all to ignore… again! 1. The Meaning of the Middle Series: A Wrap –…

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Do You Blurt?

Do you blurt? Maybe you should more. Blurting can sear, but then that is what truth does occasionally. Go ahead, blurt it out… maybe with a little splash of tact.

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