Leadership Essentials

Learning to be a Leader

I was recently reminded of the expression, “You have to be willing to be bad at something before you can be good at it.” So, I wondered, ‘does that apply to leadership too?’  It sure does!  All too often, leaders get their title and position because they were good at their last job. But, their…

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New Year. New Words.

New Year New Words

It’s January 1, 2022 – 9:24 a.m.  As I sit in my prayer chair for the first time this year, I am thinking about you — the reader, friend, client, random person who happens upon my simple blog.  What are you thinking on this day? Are you, like me, looking to the next year and…

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Leaders are Torchbearers!

Tenets of a Good Leader

In many ways, growing up in North Dakota wasn’t all that different from other parts of the country, especially the plains of the upper midwest. I was a slightly above-average youth with big dreams of leadership, family, and peace on earth. The greatest gift of my childhood was the love and support of a family…

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The heART of Apologizing

Heart of Apologizing

It’s one of those things that every human has been on the giving and receiving end of — at least I hope that’s true. An apology typically comes at the end of an event. Sometimes that event is a disagreement. Other times it is the response to a series of events that has caused harm…

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Finding Simple Humanity in Leadership

Navigating Leadership

When I was in college, I worked a few summers as a camp counselor. To this day, I truly believe the world would be a better place if every young adult did this important work. In addition to learning what it means to be authentic – it’s tough to sing and dance around a campfire…

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Employee Retention is More Important Than Ever Before

Employee Retention

It’s a weird job market, to be sure. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are faced with a set of hiring circumstances that we’ve never seen before. Because of this, employee retention is more important than ever before. We keep hearing how the pandemic has caused so many people to lose their jobs.…

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Workplace Culture Always Follows Structure

Workplace Culture Image

Workplace culture is evolving quickly. In order to really understand and mold it, we must be seekers of patterns and insights. It’s part of what we listen for as we let our intuition guide us while we mine for the truth and help leaders and teams discover pathways for greater connection.   Now, a year into…

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Leading Others in Our New World

As we are now juggling a whole new set of surroundings and circumstances, we must indeed redefine how we work. That means, we also need to redefine how we lead others. Rather than focus on theory in this post, I want to walk you through a simple one-on-one conversation model that can help you to…

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Leading Virtually

The conditions for leading effectively have changed for EVERYONE! We are in a new time and space and the more quickly we adapt, the more likely we are to do well. We know you are scrambling to meet everyone’s needs, take care of yourself and your family, and adapt to a whole new set of…

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