Category Archives: Authenticity

5 Strategies to Cultivate a Healthy Leadership Spirit

Leading in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world takes its toll on the best of us. If we aren’t careful, the stress and difficulty of leadership can quickly become a burden that negatively shapes our perspective and causes us … Continue reading

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The 1 Question All Leaders Must Ask Themselves

When you started your career, did you intentionally set your sights on being a leader or did it sort of, you know, just happen? For most of us, it just happens. We start out in an individual contributor role and … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Living Your Leadership Legacy

Honor. Courage. Humility. Integrity. Loving. Fun. Hero. Those were the words used to describe Dan Hines at his memorial service last Tuesday. I didn’t know Dan that well, having met him just once, but those who knew him well, really knew … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Interview Questions to Really Get to Know Job Candidates

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on hiring a new team member. Although time-consuming and laborious, it’s one of the most important things I do and is one responsibility a leader can’t delegate. I have two main goals when conducting an … Continue reading

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Don’t Lead Scared – 6 Tips for Leading Like a Badass

One sure way to kill your leadership career is to lead scared. Leading from a position of fear never brings good results. It causes you to make rash decisions, shrink from opportunities, and needlessly fight the wrong battles. The opposite … Continue reading

Posted in Ability, Attitude, Authenticity, Brand, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Professionalism, Success, Trust, Vulnerability | 23 Comments