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Book Summary: Cues by Vanessa Van Edwards

March 31, 2022

Leadership in 5 minutes: Actionable insights based on the best books ever written on the subject — delivered to your inbox “You might be the most competent, warmest person in the world, but if you don’t show it, people won’t believe you.” Happy Built Different Tuesday! I’m excited to help Today we look how understanding…

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Always Do What You Say You Will

January 5, 2021

Diligent follow-up and follow-through will set you apart from the crowd and communicate excellence. — John Maxwell Imagine watching a movie where the hero commits to saving the day, and then they start texting with a friend and forget about it.  Following through consistently is an important focus for anyone in the world of leadership…

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5 Highly Effective Ways to be a Better Leader

December 16, 2020

We’re going to take a look at how to be a better leader by utilizing five highly effective and actionable steps. Most leaders and entrepreneurs are very protective of the visions they create for their teams and organizations because they know what it takes to bring huge goals to life.  Eventually, leaders realize the need…

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New Leaders Finding Their Leadership Styles

The Four Types of Leadership Styles

December 5, 2020

Are you familiar with the types of leadership styles and how they can help you make an impact? 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…

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Schedule Time For You

October 14, 2020

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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Learn to see Strengths.

October 13, 2020

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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4 Steps to Increase Your Leadership Skills

October 10, 2020

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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Emotional Agility by Susan David

March 9, 2018

“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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Herding Tigers

March 2, 2018

“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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