Walking the Heart Path: An Interview with Sharon Reed

Sharon Reed does many things. Sharon serves as Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of the Global Girls ProjectTM, a not-for-profit storytelling platform that elevates the importance of character and core values in the global gender conversation. Add into the mix – parent, artist, advocate, author, and much more. Sharon just published Walking the Heart Path:…

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Discontentment: A Great Leadership Challenge

Discontentment is evident, and it is more than just an election cycle. In the United States, our election is highlighting the discontentment. With the recent Brexit vote, discontentment is present within the United Kingdom, too. Add in Venezuela, the Middle East, and several other places, and discontentment seems to be present in more places than…

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Wear No Doubts

Doubt enters our minds. No one is immune. As much as someone tells you about their lack of doubt, they have it. Some may brush doubt off quickly, and some may ignore it. Doubt is present, as certain as clouds enter the sky. Life presents many choices, and how we choose to deal with our…

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A Short Essay on Graduating and Remembering

May is a season of looking ahead and remembering the past. Graduating from school opens a new platform from which to serve.

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Didn’t Think It Would Happen This Fast

Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Thought it would be a few days, maybe a week or two. Thought at least 36 hours would pass. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Blink awake and wonder begins. Tended to, cared for, independence too soon. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Alone yet connected,…

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Nature’s Leadership Ways

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein Nature centers. Nature refreshes. Too many miss the opportunity to shed electronics, worries, and stresses and disappear into nature. Nature absorbs. What I mean is nature takes in what weighs on us and provides a perspective of what matters and what survives. Nature…

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What Builds Character?

Our character is developed through our experiences and what we choose to learn and do from them. Focus on what builds character.

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Can a Leader Be a Saint?

Jeff Bezos will unlikely get nominated to be a saint, given the recent article. Some think he is just like an entrepreneur while others disagree. Jeff Bezos is not alone. Look back a few years and Jack Welch was called “Neutron Jack” for eliminating the bottom 10% each year. The hard-charging, hard-nosed leaders can be…

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Go to a National Park This Summer!

Our urban worlds are filled with wires, traffic, devices, and digital distractions galore. To regain our soul, nature floods in with renewing powers. More than the air that clears our lungs, the beauty sparks something deep inside and we feel at ease. All distractions disappear, other than our thoughts and what we absorb from the…

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How to Make Leadership Bloom

Spring opens us up to beauty. What was dormant turns to sprouts of growth. What was colorless becomes colorful. Possibility seems real again. Our eyes are opened to the beauty of what is ahead. Also ahead are the storms. Ushered in with the new blooms are the rains. While rains nourish, the fierceness of some…

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The Leadership Challenge: Soul Sparks

A leadership responsibility is to spur purpose. In my book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders, the idea of soul sparks is discussed. Soul sparks come in different forms. Simply put, “Soul sparks are those small ignitions of inspiration that fan into big changes, new directions, or fresh works. They come from deep…

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What Can A Trust Creed Deliver?

I want to be a trust activist. Being one is challenging though and raises questions on two fronts: How will others know? How will I know how I am doing? Being a trust activist means: Consistency of character: actions equal words, and words equal actions Embraces the truth, tells the truth Honest, forthright relationships Solves…

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