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LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Mistakes.  They are a part of life. A Hall of Fame basketball coach had this to say about mistakes: “What to do with a mistake – recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” Recognition.  It takes a certain humility to recognize a mistake.  We all know people who are “never wrong.”  We also know […]

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DEVELOPING AGENCY

“What matters most in the end, though, is this: your belief in your capacity to create positive change and the courage to take action.” – Tom Kelley Reducing the above quote to two questions: Can you make a difference?   I believe in the concept of having “agency.”  You develop agency by building upon existing skills and […]

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LISTENING –THE FAST TRACK TOWARD EFFECTIVENESS

Here’s a leadership fundamental that may seem to be counterintuitive: “Be quick to listen and slow to speak.” Most of us associate leadership with “talking.”  Leaders have to be the boss.  They make decisions.  They give direction.  They provide inspiration.  They deliver the “hard” feedback. All of that may be true.  But when you think […]

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STEPPING UP

“What matters most in the end, though, is this: your belief in your capacity to create positive change and the courage to take action.” – Tom Kelley Reducing the above quote to two questions: #1:  Can you make a difference? I believe in the concept of having “agency.”  You develop agency by building upon existing […]

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