photo by Bruce Turner on flikr As one travels this life journey, there are certain people that leave their thumbprint on our lives and on the lives around them. I have friends who do this well…and I marvel. As I think of friends and mentors that leave their thumbprints so effectively on lives around them, [...]
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Photo by Striatic on Flikr Great listeners make great friends. They also make great mentors, great coaches, great leaders. The simple act of listening well gives value to those around you. How do we listen well? Be Quiet! Someone that listens well doesn’t feel the need to fill quiet with words.
Photo by Saxon on Flickr The secret of leading well is to follow well. I’ve worked with many leaders over the years. The ones that left the biggest impact are those that also followed well. They also happen to be the the ones I most enjoyed working with.
Photo by Alan Vernon on Flickr It is a sad truth but many people go to their grave with their song unsung and their talents and passions undiscovered. – Jeff Bullas The first of the New Year is fast approaching. This time of year, I often reflect on this year’s goals and ponder next [...]
As an introvert, I sometimes struggle in large group situations. Put me in a small group or one-on-one, I’m fine. Put me with more than 4-5 people, I will struggle…unless…. Unless I am a designated leader of that group. Then, I’ll be fine. As introverts, sometimes we think too much about our ‘ineptness’ in group [...]
Photo by Nana B Agyei on Flickr What will you be to the world today? Authentic or awesome. Actually, I don’t think they are mutually exclusive. I think you can be both, but it depends on which one you focus on. “It’s more important to work at being authentic than to work at being awesome.” [...]
Photo by bingbing on Flickr Have you been around people who have a profound ability to enjoy life? They laugh more, play more, see more, feel more. They may also cry more, express more, …basically…they live more. It makes me ponder, How does one really enjoy life? Is it something we learn…or is it something [...]
Photo by Bert Kaufman on Flickr What does it take to really make a difference? Each one of us, knowingly or unknowingly, makes a difference. I have a friend who works part time in a property management office. She does admin-type tasks. The 8yr old daughter of one of the owners adores her. The little [...]
I love quotes. Quotes succinctly capture a big idea in a very short sentence — at least the quotes that have impact. Quotes make you stop and think. I was thrilled when I found the ‘Quotable’ posts on the site lifehacker.com site recently. Here are some thought-provoking quotes from their site. If you click on [...]
I am a fan of the blog Leadership Freak. Dan Rockwell does a great job of discussing leadership topics – and keeping it brief. The byline of his blog is “helping leaders reach higher in 300 words or less.” When we think of leadership, many attributes come to mind: integrity humility visionary communicator confident courageous [...]