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Finding Your Secret Inside!

Self-Honesty A Main Key to Unlocking Your Potential   To know where you are going, you need to know where you are first. What is Self-Honesty?  Let’s start by looking at the definition of “Honesty”, coupled with the prefix “Self”.  Webster defines it as: “Honorable in principles, intentions, and actions (about yourself); Sincere and frank (about yourself); genuine or unadulterated (about yourself) Almost all of us want to be honest with ourselves.  That doesn’t mean we are. One of the biggest reasons is denial. It is often painful to look at ourselves honestly.  We subconsciously, enable our brain to fool…

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How to Be A Great Leader . . .

How to be a great leader #1.  why#1 ?  Because the topic of leadership is so large it can’t be handled in one blog. But this is #1, because it’s the best place to start. You know you’re a good leader if you look behind you and notice that you have willing followers. Why are they following you?  Because they care.  A manager manages. A leader leads. As a leader, that means you set the tone, you create the example. You are the first one “through the door”.  People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much…

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Being Honest . . . No kidding!

We’re getting down to the core.  Here is the greatest tip to connect with yourself and others.  Be honest!  With regard to personal and professional relationships, there is nothing more important than being honest.  We think we are honest, but more often than not, we are not really honest. Only when we are honest with ourselves, can we be honest with others. Why is this important?  When we’re honest, people “get us”. We often think we can trick people using our mask. BTW, it never works. So for others we  need to be honest, but more importantly we get to…

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How to Overcome Fear

We all have some level of fear. Even the most courageous executives of the thousands I have coached, over the last 18 years, clients with tens of  thousands of employees, reluctantly all admit they have some level of fear. Fear is a natural human condition. But it does not need to “drive our show”. When we experience fear, we often have butterflies in our stomach. The solution is to empower the butterflies to “fly in formation” toward our dreams, not “run our show” from a place of fear and confusion.  This starts as just a personal decision.  Not an easy…

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How to fire that hire

It’s that time of year. Over the last 18 years, with thousands of clients, I have found we are reluctant to “let an employee go” before the holidays. So most wait until after the first of the year. If this is the case for you, you may find this blog valuable. Here are the six things to consider about firing. 1. Be honest with your direct reports all the time. Your disappointment should have been clear through your evaluation and reprimands, this way they know where you stand all the time. If you’ve done your job well, their firing should…

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