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A POWERFUL LEADERSHIP LESSON

I listened to leader consultant Tim Kight interview Mark McCullough, who is an executive leader in the huge utility company American Electric Power. McCullough has worked for AEP his entire career. He started as a manager trainee at the bottom and has worked his way up to being the leader of over 5000 teammates and […]

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO EXPERIENCE YOU?

“You are someone else’s experience.” What’s it like to experience you? Some craft the experience.  Everything they do is intentional.  They want to project a certain image and carefully consider the way they walk, talk, act and react to work together to create the image. Some folks don’t give it much thought at all.  What […]

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HOPE IS A SKILL THAT COMES FROM SETTING GOALS  

I recently read that “hope” is a skill. Candidly, never thought of hope as a skill.  Maybe an attitude.  Maybe wishful.  But not skill. But someone broke it down this way: Hope happens when we set goals. Setting goals directs our view to the future.  Gives you a target.  Refines your focus.  It’s the first step toward building a future. Hope […]

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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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