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Trust By Connecting The Dots…

(Reprint from Authentic Success Newsletter) "Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."  -Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005 Have you noticed … Continue reading Trust By Connecting The Dots…

2020. The Year To Reflect And Recalibrate.

(reprint from my weekly newsletter, Authentic Success) Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent." –Bill Gates2020 is the year for individuals and organizations to become more flexible, agile and adaptive. These same qualities are the #1 priority CEOs look for when evaluating new team members, according to the 2018 IBM … Continue reading 2020. The Year To Reflect And Recalibrate.

Fear In The Age of COVID-19

As with any challenge, it's important to remember that you have a choice of perspective. Choice is the one option that remains regardless of what the conditions take away. This truth is especially important to remember as you consider the unprecedented effects the pandemic has on our lives, our health and the economy. The virus … Continue reading Fear In The Age of COVID-19

Crisis Management Mindset

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The Dow plunges 2,000 points. Coronavirus is coming to your hometown. What do you do? Do you rush into action or stand still and assess the evidence? Do you ruminate about what happened and stressfully forecast the worst future scenarios? Or do you steadily move forward with workable actions to stem the fallout while alert … Continue reading Crisis Management Mindset

The Strongest Woman I Ever Knew

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March is Women’s History Month. There are so many courageous women to celebrate and be grateful for. Women who broke through barriers no one thought were breakable. Women who revolutionized the world. Women who contributed to the evolution of society. My mother was not one of them. But she was the strongest woman I ever … Continue reading The Strongest Woman I Ever Knew

Why Authentic Leadership Matters

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We live and work in a world packed with so much information, we exhaust ourselves trying to separate fact from fiction. So, when it comes to our leaders and influencers, we want direction and guidance that is simple, clear and honest. According to The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition, based on 3 decades of research and more than 1.3 … Continue reading Why Authentic Leadership Matters

A Mindset of Commitment and Passion

Portrait: US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) John H. StanfordWhat happens when we decide to be "all in"? Why does it feel good and why is it good for us? Recently, I had the good fortune to facilitate a board of directors retreat for a local chapter of a national charity. I was once again … Continue reading A Mindset of Commitment and Passion

How to Be the Best Version of You

Genuinely successful people measure themselves by what they can do – not what they have. Mindset is a set of attitudes and beliefs that govern all of our perceptions and behaviors. If we are not consciously shaping and molding our mindset, events and other people influence it without our discrimination. Are you willing to trust … Continue reading How to Be the Best Version of You