How to Stay Optimistic - 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up
How can you stay optimistic in the face of failure? Failure is a natural part of doing business, of being human, and of attempting to do things you haven’t done before.  And when we fail, there’s a natural tendency to want to give up.  It’s hard to stay optimistic. But ...
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Answering the Call of Leadership
When the call of leadership comes, what will you do? Often what makes leaders stand out are not the great deeds but the small acts.  Many of these actions may even go unnoticed by most.  But cumulatively they demonstrate where the leader’s heart lies, and they build the kind of ...
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Leading Volunteers - How to Keep Them Coming Back
How do you lead people who aren’t on your payroll? Since moving to Minnesota, I’ve wanted to get engaged locally as a volunteer.  Last month I signed up to help at a local agency, and it was a great experience. The way they worked with the volunteers made it fun, ...
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Leading Virtual Teams - 12 Powerful Ways to Lead a Team You Can't See
How do you lead a team that’s not there? It’s hard enough to be a good leader when your teammates are in the same room.  But what about when they aren’t even in the same time zone? When you can’t look someone directly in the eye, things get much more ...
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Building Mental Toughness - Everyday Winners
How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately.  Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I  had to analyze the weather.  Contend with warm clothing decisions.  Wrestle them all on.  Shiver through the ...
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Building Influence - 6 Ways to Earn Respect
What’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter.  But simple doesn’t mean easy.  One evening not too long ago, someone gave me a brief demonstration of how to go about building influence, and showed that any of us can do it, if we ...
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Visionary Leadership - When Social Proof Fails
What is visionary leadership? In 1921, an explorer and naturalist named William Beebe was trekking through the jungle in Guyana.  He came across a large colony of ants marching along a path that they had made. Curious, he followed the little ant highway to see where they were going. After ...
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I have led groups ranging from 3 to 333, from office jungles to the jungles of Central America.  Whether on active duty in the military or actively serving in the community, I have over 30 years' experience getting things done through people.

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