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Me First Leadership

Love is a verb. We know true love by actions, not feelings. People can’t really know how we feel – they gauge our love by what we do. Love in action is proportional to our self-love.  “[Love] is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when Continue reading Me First Leadership

Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect

“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” ~ Elie Wiesel One particularly difficult afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect

bringing light to the dark places

we don’t often think of ourselves like this as light bearers   we are the doers the visionaries the gate-keepers the decision-makers   what if I said that’s the easy part   the harder work the real work is bringing light to the dark places   compassion to pain empathy to conflict belief to self-doubt transparency to Continue reading bringing light to the dark places

The Temptation To Take – Six Ways Leaders Create Relationship Debt

“Never put yourself in a position where you can take from these men.” Captain Winters, from the HBO Series -“Band of Brothers” It’s easy to slip into taking. In the scene where the above quote occurs, Captain Winters is commenting to one of his junior officers about playing poker with the soldiers under his command. When Continue reading The Temptation To Take – Six Ways Leaders Create Relationship Debt

No Time to Rush

You chase what’s next. And miss what’s here.   You forget that these are real human beings. That life is happening. Personal stories are unfolding. Your story too. Right now.   Do you see?   Check this. When you look back on yesterday, what do you remember? Did anything move your heart? Did anything change? Were Continue reading No Time to Rush