I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders as a consultant over the last two years and have found no skill more critical to success than self-awareness.  Those who take the time to become self-aware of who they are as a leader can better leverage their strengths, be flexible in times of crisis, know where to stretch…

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Mindfulness has become hugely popular, and for good reason! There are many benefits to mindfulness that bring about noticeable change. The benefits of a regular and consistent mindfulness practice are overwhelming. Especially in moments of stress, this emotion-regulation tool brings about peace in the storm. Imagine how Salem, Oregon would be different if every leader,…

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We all need people to believe in us. Some of our peers, managers, and friends may be feeling this way right now. Talking to people who struggle with hopelessness is extremely difficult for me, but it’s also been the thing that has helped me understand how I can best use my gift of recognizing Strengths…

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When most of us hear the word leadership, we usually think of political officials, CEOs, military commanders, or even athletes. While it’s true that you need good leadership skills to excel at these occupations, leadership is a valuable skill that everyone from any vocation or background can use for their benefit and the benefit of…

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“Our contract with life is a contract that is brokered with fragility, and with sadness, and with anxiety. And if we’re going to authentically and meaningfully be in this world, we cannot focus on one dimension of life and expect that focusing on that dimension is going to then give us a well-rounded life.” Susan…

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“A great leader takes leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter Todd Henry’s Herding Tigers connects the dots between concepts and practical application for leaders of creative teams. (Fact: If you are leading problem solvers, you are leading a creative team.) A major problem new…

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