Articles by everyday leaders, just like you.

Creating a Culture of Strategic Thinkers

For the past 31 years I have worked in local government, most of the time as a manager overseeing the staff, and working with elected councils and boards. Early on I realized that my employees were often so overwhelmed by the day-to-day work and tasks that they did see what might be coming next. I…
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Are you successfully marketing to millenials?

Marketing to millenials can be a difficult and confusing process, but if you’re successfully prepared to do so, your company can sore. Millennials are the largest population group in the United States, with over 76 million Americans falling within the category. In addition, millenials are forecasted to outpace the spending of Baby Boomers by the…
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Fall Freshen-up

DOES YOUR WORK-FLOW NEED A REFRESHER? Your business needs periodic seasonal refreshing. A check-in with yourself to see if what you are doing and how you are doing it still serves you fully. Is Your Workflow Still Working? Is your desktop a cluttered mess? Is your computer and mobile wallpapers hidden by too many icons?…
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Are you a strengths-based leader?

By now, you may have heard the phrase “strengths based leadership” thrown around the boardroom or at the conference table. Some of you may have taken classes, read books, attended seminars, or signed up for online webinars. That is great. However, are you practicing what you have learned? What is strengths-based leadership (SBL)? For those…
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Punching Your Ticket. Are you seizing opportunities?

I laughed when I googled the meaning of punching your ticket. It came as a surprise. In slang, it means, you’re a stiff. Dead. Passed on. Entered the Pearly Gates. With my definition, nothing could be further from the truth. Punching your ticket, to me, is filled with life giving, purpose-fulfilling possibilities. I have been…
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Are you creating your best life (and business)?

Strategizing. Do you work hard? Does your job have you so busy that you don’t seem to have time to sit back, kick your feet up, and take a 30,000 foot view? You are not alone, but your company could be suffering. Here are 5 tips to get you on the right track. Stop. If you…
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Is it time for new glasses?

Positivity. Favorite part of my work day? The commute to work. It is in those moments, before I enter the parking lot, where I set myself up for the new day and have that “anything is possible” feeling. Add some “Walking on Sunshine,” and I feel unstoppable! (I dare you to put that song on…
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Do you LOVE your work?

PASSION AT WORK. Love is intrinsically connected to relationships with friends at home with yourself at work. Love is the comfort zone and the place where you shine. Love shows up in the easy times when you feel strong. It’s the certainty you feel when you know that you have something absolutely necessary and valued…
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“What does being bold mean to you?”

A few thoughts from some “Being Bold” Women’s Leadership Retreat sponsors: “WHAT DOES BEING BOLD MEAN TO YOU?” Maricel Causer​, Fit Moms Flagstaff​  “Being bold means believing you can do the seemingly impossible. It means not quitting even though you really really want to. Being bold means plunging into the unknown with your eyes and…
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The budding leader

No matter your position in life, opportunity for leadership abounds. Leadership qualities aren’t bestowed on you the moment that you are knighted with a fancy job title; they must be carefully developed and tended. At work, school, or in any community, you can cultivate leadership qualities that will make an impact on how you lead…
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