Winning Habits of Professional Athletes

Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, was asked by the press to describes his feelings about the announcement of a fellow player who was traded to another team. “I was watching my brother play basketball,” replied Mahomes.  “He’s in the last few games of districts, so I was watching that.  They’re undefeated so […]

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How to Write Powerful Vision & Mission Statements

The Dow Chemical Company wants the world to know they are “the largest, most profitable, most respected chemical company in the world.” Prezi is a “presentation resource on a mission to reinvent how people share knowledge, tell stories, and inspire their audiences to act.” The San Diego Zoo is “the world leader at connecting people […]

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10 Top Tips to Be a Successful Leader

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation,” insists leadership expert, Robin Sharma.  “It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.” Successful leaders are not impressed by titles.  They possess subject matter expertise and tools that produce results – but they also understand the importance of developing relationships.  They build a positive culture that has lasting […]

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How to Build a Collaborative Youth Leadership Team

“Effective leadership is putting first things first,” insisted Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” About 20 years ago, a group of teachers, youth ministers, coaches, and I wanted to empower teens with collaborative leadership skills. There were different models […]

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How to Clear Clutter & Clarify Your Purpose

Wendell Berry, author of Farming: A Hand Book, said, “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” Clutter builds up and creates its own unique chaos without our notice – until it becomes unbearable. When your space is cluttered, it leads to cluttered thinking. “Clutter is stress,” explains Barbara […]

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