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How to be miserable

What a year it has been! COVID-19 feels like it has been around forever at this point, but it was just a year ago when countries across the world began to lockdown.  Since then the job market has tanked, civil unrest and protests began to happen across the globe...

Profiles in Leadership: Sophie Scholl

Just because so many things are in conflict does not mean that we ourselves should be divided.-Sophie Scholl Scholl grew up in Nazi Germany where she began passively resisting the teaching and programs as early as 13-years-old and through a small group of friends...

Profiles in leadership: Robert Baden-Powell

The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others. -Lord Robert Baden-Powell  Robert Baden-Powell is the father of the scouting movement that eventually grew to be the largest and most significant youth movement of the 20th century. Millions of scouts...

What to do when someone breaks your trust

Trust is the most highly valued commodity when it comes to relationship building, both in your personal and professional life. Your level of comfortability, authenticity, and transparency are all heavily influenced by your level of trust in someone.  So how do we...

Culture Fit Vs. Personality Match

The term "culture fit" is used with increasing frequency as more companies and teams begin to actually live out their values. In prior decades those values often hung on the walls of the office but never held true meaning. Today they are used to focus their...

Be more wrong: How failure makes you an outstanding leader with Colin Hunter

Colin Hunter is an Author, Mentor, Coach, and the Founder and CEO of Potential Squared, an international business that specializes in creating playgrounds to disrupt the way people are led. Three areas of focus include: Building Leadership...

Tips to manage stress

Stress is something that we all deal with on a daily basis. It's not a matter of if you have stress today, it's more a matter of how much stress you have today. Your body, mind, and effectiveness begin to take a hit as the scales begin to tip into unhealthy levels....

Improving through competition

Competition handled correctly can be a huge motivator and call to action in both your professional and personal life. Look at NASA who is seeing a massive resurgence and breakthroughs as it pushes further into space exploration. Break down all the science and it comes...

Tips to be more persuasive

People think about different things when it comes to the power of persuasion depending on your life stage.  For teens and young adults, it may be focused on social media influencers, while adults may think of salespeople, politicians, or the pushy...

Frontline leadership DOs & DON’Ts with David Wheatley

Today we have David Wheatley owner/principal from Humanergy today to discuss Frontline Leadership Do's and Dont's. Our tips come from Humanergy's 50 Dos for Everyday Leadership: Practical Lessons Learned the Hard Way (So You Don't Have To) Check out and subscribe to...

Sharpen your observation skills

I like to think of myself as a fairly observant person. Whether that's the details in the way someone dresses, their body language in an interaction, or the general surroundings, I enjoy the finer details on what's going on around me.  Having good observation...

Prove me right – Positive reinforcement

The old saying of "prove me wrong" was used a lot when I was growing up. The thought and motivation behind the statement is to get the other person to step up and prove your idea, ability, or skills.  As I grew in my own leadership I found that statement...

Be a boxer

I really admire boxers for their dedication and commitment to reaching a goal. Think about all that goes into a fight that can last as little as a minute long. They thoroughly watch what they eat months ahead of time, They are constantly training, and they sacrifice...

Be the magnifying glass

As a kid, you may have loved playing with magnifying glasses. As an adult, you may need one to function a little better! Whether digital or in the analog world magnifying glasses are something that we can take for granted but can teach us a thing or two about...

Be a poker player

I'll admit that I am an awful card player. Even though I would get destroyed in a high-stakes game, I have always admired the tenacity, mental fortitude, and the surprising complex mental game happening underneath the cards in the players' hands.  There are...

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