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Ps in a Pod

One of the outputs of our Emergent Leader class is the participants share what they’ve learned in a creative way. We are happy to share the following from one of our participants. Thank you Craig Van Epps from Haylor, Freyer & Coon for your thoughtful insights. Focus on the POSITIVE PREPARE for success PRIORITIZE with…

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What if I was wrong?

And what if I still am? Actually, it really doesn’t matter; the question was prompted by the realization that my views today are totally different than they were when I graduated from college over 40 years ago. In fact, my beliefs today are different than they were even a few years ago. But one thing…

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Every Generation Works Toward Progress

Every generation works toward progress that following generations eventually view as normal – just look at the telephone. My grandparents had party lines. My parents had cordless phones. And we now use phones that fit in our back pockets. That cell phone technology began a century ago, if not more. Progress builds on the past,…

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Everything is Energy

Everything is energy. The faster the vibration, the more vital and impactful the energy. To live and to lead effectively and vitally, we need to pay attention to our energetic vibration, and we need to pay attention to regular restorative activities for the four sources of energy – spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional. I recently…

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Be a Goldfish

My family is eagerly anticipating the 3rd season of “Ted Lasso,” the Apple TV+ original series about an American football coach hired by an English football (soccer) team. The owner of the team is bitter due to her recent divorce and her strategy is to ruin the one thing her ex-husband loved … the team….

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Leaders are Learners

It started with a book bag we found at Barnes & Noble that read, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison. We followed it with a bookmark we distributed to our LeadFORWARD clients that read, “Leaders are Readers.” We were obviously on a clear path of emphasizing the…

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Wasted Energy

My wife and I refurbished a historical 1894 Victorian home 15 years ago. It was a dream home … although it was not when we bought it. In fact, it was barely livable. Our families were divided between “you are both so brave and cool for doing this” and “you are both nuts and are…

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Pace Yourself

Coming off the big upset at the Kentucky Derby last month, gets me thinking about races and coming from behind. Who does not love to see the underdog win? Maybe you would not be happy if you bet based on the odds that you have researched the horses or which horse has won the most…

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Are you too attached?

“The goal of leadership seems simple: to get people to do what they need to do to support the mission and the team” – Jock Willink in Leadership Strategy and Tactics The ability to DETACH is described as the power of being able to distance yourself from the chaos and mayhem going on around you,…

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Mindful Leadership

In many ways, it’s been a disappointing winter and painful winter so far. Between the covid variant and the Northeast’s usual seasonal viruses, I often hear people say – or find myself thinking – “life is hard.” Or “life’s not fair.” Or any number of other disempowering statements that seem to be spreading like –…

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