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Confidence is Overrated

You’re about to step on stage to speak before five hundred people. You’re nervous. You’re sweating. You’re not feeling very confident in your ability to deliver to this many people from the bright lights of the stage. And so you pretend to be violently sick and rush off the stage hoping people will understand. YouContinue reading Confidence is Overrated

Should I Stay or Should I Go (To the Office)

When are we getting back to normal? As the COVID vaccine continues to rollout here in the United States and the rest of the world, we hear this topic come up over and over again. First, we heard it from people who needed to get back to earning a paycheck. Then, we heard it fromContinue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go (To the Office)

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Where is Your Focus?

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. – Alexander Den Heijer What a profound statement. Listen to the wisdom in these sixteen words. When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. As leaders, we need to take theseContinue reading Where is Your Focus?

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Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

Most leaders employ an open-door policy. I’m not sure if they do this because they want to or because HR tells them to or if they heard or read somewhere that it’s a “best practice.” What do you think? HR directive? Best practice? Or it seems reasonable and shows you are an approachable boss? I’mContinue reading Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day

We’ve all got a load of tools (or skills) in our leadership toolbox. And each of them serves a specific purpose. We have communication skills, relationship-building skills, problem-solving skills, influence skills, listening skills, and so many more. But there is one skill that many leaders have easy access to but just don’t put into practiceContinue reading The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day