Where Are All Our Mature Leaders?

In the past few years, we've seen a schoolyard attitude reflected in the halls of government and corporate boardrooms across the country. Arrogance, pouting, tantrums, personal attacks, and betrayal of trust seem to be the order of the day. The timing couldn’t be worse. The nation's current problems, as vast and overwhelming as they are, …

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IF IT’S TO BE , IT’S UP TO THEE!

This re-commitment I’ve made recently has really re-energized me to not only consider things I haven’t before but motivated me to make those things happen. I’ve become even more aware of this influence on my mindset as I focus more on Personal Leadership Effectiveness™, a concept of governing and leading oneself I’ve been working with …

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Values vs Principles: What’s the Difference?

With my work in Leadership Development, I use an assessment called the Merit Profile™, which measures an individual’s Personal Leadership Effectiveness™ (PLE™)  in the areas of Character, Behavior, Attitudes, Beliefs and Commitments. I use a values-based approach because I think that before an individual can have clarity with their purpose and vision, they must first know …

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Can You Become a Creature of New Habits?

HABITS are a funny thing. We reach for them mindlessly, setting our brains on autopilot and relaxing into the unconscious comfort of familiar routine. Not choice, buthabit rules theunreflecting herd,William Wordsworth said in the 19th century. In the ever-changing 21st century, even the word habit carries a negative connotation.That’s why it seems a bit illogical to talk …

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