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Defining Moments…

“I once read an article from Harvard Business Review written on the theory of defining moments and Leadership. Many of us think of Leadership when we see the President at a press conference or when we see people around us fighting for causes that they hold dear to their hearts. But in actuality, Leadership begins when we are impacted by something so significant that it leaves a blueprint in our lives. Sometimes, we may not even realize that this blueprint exist. So as you think about Leadership, think about the […]

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Images of Appreciation!

Remembering the past exploits of our war heroes is unpleasant because it’s attached to a past or present war, but we belittle those who served and sacrifices so much when we don’t remember, especially those who are serving us so unselfishly now. America’s attention span is sometimes short and often takes for granted the very things we should cherish most; Our Freedom! My friend Alan posted a picture of his grandfather who served in World War II and I was quickly reminded of the impact war had on my family. […]

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It’s All In The Laughter!

If you have a positive attitude and a great sense of humor, you will be able to laugh at something or someone every day. It may be a joke someone shares. A simple e-mail or phone call. Maybe even talking to someone and reflecting on past experiences. Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself or at others. If you pay close attention there will be something to laugh about.  Make sure you take the time to laugh and laugh often. It’s great taking to family and friends, but realize if you complain too much, […]

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Passion is a Choice!

Passion and a personal connection with an audience are the two main things that make a leader great. Sometimes passion can be seen as intimidating, but it’s also passion that makes people listen to what you have to say. Anyone who is passionate about their work always contributes their best in performing their job. They understand perfection is unattainable in most things, but they continue to strive to try and perfect everything they are involved in. Passionate people put extra care in everything they do and they are never satisfied […]

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The Situation is Never the Problem

Everyone copes and deals with situations differently. Regardless of what we face, our overall reaction is what people will remember. Whether the outcome is positive or negative our actions and reactions speaks for themselves. The situation is never the problem, sometimes the problem is our attitude. Having a positive attitude will enable you to see the brighter side of any situation and will provide you with a new level of hope and understanding. It can also produce a level of new found confidence allowing you to expect something bigger or […]

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Growing Into Leadership

People aren’t born into leadership positions. We usually start in the trenches, as the doers. We earn the right to lead the projects and the vision by doing the work itself, and doing it well. Because the hardest part of learning to lead well is letting go of the execution, the very thing that earned us our spot at the head of the team, and entrusting others with the building and construction. The old saying of “if you want something done right, do it yourself” just doesn’t play at scale. […]

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The Limits of Leadership

“Imagine the organization that has been given a Herculean task with insufficient resources to accomplish it,” says Col. Reed. “We’ll run good leaders into the ground if we try to train and lead our way out of that situation.” Again, leadership is not a universal panacea. In fact, leaders are really not responsible for all of the doing; they set the direction for others to carry through. Leadership demands delegation, asking others to share in the load. At the same time, leaders must ensure that their employees have the authority […]

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A Series of Experiences!

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grief which we endure help us in our marching onward.” Henry Ford

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The Passionate Teacher

The Passionate Teacher is an inspirational and practical guide for teachers to reclaim their classroom as they engage their students through passionate teaching. The excerpts from this book are filled with useful information, in supporting any teacher to be the best teacher they can be. Every teacher has something different to bring to his or her classroom and each teacher has a different teaching style. The information in this book is beneficial to any new teacher who is looking for their voice in their classroom. The excitement Fried shows in […]

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