15071 – Freedom Requires Restriction

DON’T MESS WITH MY FREEDOM! I don’t get to do all that much, but I love to travel and I love excitement.  So, I’m enamored with Atlanta’s Spaghetti Junction.  With my recent forays into hang gliding and glider lessons.  And flying in general.  These things are edgy.  They give me a sense of freedom, but…

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15001: Lessons from the Holidays

I determined this year to pay attention during the holidays.  Here are 9 lessons I learned…or re-learned. Surprises happen.  As a gift was given and received, the gift itself is usually a surprise to the recipient and reactions are sometimes a surprise to the giver. Generous people always surprise and bless others.  Take opportunities this…

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Christmas Leadership Principles

What Do Jonathan Gruber, Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs and Jesus Have in Common? Programs and projects can sometimes be better understood, especially in terms of principles and operations by better understanding the designer. Recent times have given us such widely diverse examples as Jonathan Gruber, Angie Hicks, Osama Bin Laden, Billy Graham and Steve…

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Inner Attributes of a Prized Leader: Thankfulness

A “prized leader” is a leader who enjoys 360 degree respect and operates from an unselfish mindset. Respect does not necessarily require likeability or agreement, although those certainly can be likely enhancers.  Respect is not synonymous with submission or obedience. Respect is closely akin to trust.  I like Stephen R. Covey’s affirmation that trust is…

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The View from This Side of the Table: The Leader and the Led

Differences of opinion are nothing new.  Differences of points of view between a leader and someone they lead is also nothing new.  The question is…how does a leader most efficiently approach an issue that stands between her and the one that she’s attempting to lead?   For the sake of this discussion, I’m going to…

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