Connected Leaders Get Their ASK in Gear!

Leaders encourage new team members to ask clarifying questions surrounding a project, protocol or procedure.  Connected leaders take it one step further and reassure individuals to reach out for support or help when needed. Yet, too many individuals still hesitate asking for what they need to succeed demanding that leaders change their approach. According to…

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3 Investments You Must Make to Stay Connected

  Effective leaders know deliberate learning is not optional, but a requirement of growth and success. Consistent learning demands an investment of time, money, and energy, but the price paid pales in comparison to the abundant returns in awareness, understanding, and the development of richer connections to people, places, and ideas. Which begs me to…

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Decide to Thrive

Decisions, decisions. What is my vision for a perfectly wonderful life? Briana owns a successful insurance agency. Her daily routine includes providing timely quotes, handling claims for accidents and catastrophes, and expediting policy changes. With the power of the internet and electronic processing of payments and claims, clients anticipate immediate answers. Frequently barraged by a…

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To Survive in Business – Be More Like da Vinci

According to Walter Isaacson, biographer and author of Leonardo da Vinci,  an important takeaway from the genius painter is that “being curious about everything not only makes you more creative, it enriches your life.”  Turns out the artist who painted the Mona Lisa (and is often credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank)…

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All Respect Starts with Self-Respect

Chloe, a teeny fifth grade student worked the concession stand for basketball games to honor her student council volunteer requirement. One evening, a group of eighth grade boys approached the concession stand and proceeded to mock her petite frame.  Rather than shrink in the moment, Chloe looked them square in the eye and said, “I…

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The Must Give Gift of the Season

“Look at all the sugar in these cereals,” the shrunken, 85-year old man said aloud at my local CVS drugstore. As he reached for the Cheerios off the shelf, our eyes met. “I’m down to one teaspoon in my coffee, instead of three. Heck, during WWII I was happy if the coffee was even hot.”…

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