Archive for 'Self-Leadership'

7 Tools I Use For Social Media, Blogging & Productivity

Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by .

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Tweet Sendpepper // 123rf // Hootsuite // Buffer // WordPress // Action Method // Woothemes People often ask me what tools I like to use as a leadership blogger, a non-profit entrepreneur and professional speaker. I need to deliver my creative best in the most efficient and leveraged way I can. Never ones to be […]

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Affirmation Addicts

Affirmation Addicts

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tweet Over breakfast recently I was discussing the journey of leadership with a new friend when he described himself as a “Recovering Affirmation Addict”. Just quietly, so am I. Reflecting on my own past as a world-class people pleaser, it was clear to both of us that we had not become truly effective as leaders […]

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Three Potent Words

Three Potent Words

Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tweet Three words in Rudy Giuliani’s book titled “Leadership” had a lasting impact on my life. In it he explained the essence of his philosophy on leadership as he reflected on leading New York City as its Mayor through both triumph and tragedy, including the attacks on the World Trade Center. On his desk throughout […]

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Leadership Dashboard

Leadership Dashboard

Posted on 27. Jan, 2011 by .

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Tweet When you’re learning to drive a car the dashboard can seem so complicated. I remember how scary it felt to drag my eyes away from the road for a fleeting moment to glance down at the dashboard. For fear of speeding fines I would try to remember to check my speed occasionally, but that […]

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Distracted By Defining Moments

Distracted By Defining Moments

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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Tweet I’m concerned that our modern obsession with “defining moments” in life is distracting us from the real business of building our future. Don’t get me wrong- there’s no doubt that each of us experiences major events, both good and bad, that have a profound impact on who we are. It could be conquering a […]

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Developing A Rest Ethic

Developing A Rest Ethic

Posted on 23. Oct, 2010 by .

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Tweet If you’re anything like me you might find that working sometimes comes more naturally than resting does. If you’re not, then someone on your team probably needs you to read this so you can understand them better. In high school I was such a gifted sleeper than my friends nicknamed me “sloth”. I’d roll […]

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The Threshold Bite

The Threshold Bite

Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by .

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Tweet I was at a new cafe with a friend recently and we were devouring our meal with great passion (and if you know me, you know I can be seriously passionate about my food). This meal could do no wrong. We embarrassed ourselves with adjectives, superlatives and groans of joy. But then, out of […]

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