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You are not an imposter – Conquering imposter syndrome

Have you ever felt like a phony, fake or inadequate no matter how successful you really are?  It's often referred to as Imposter Syndrome. You feel like you aren't truly good enough to be the leader, great parent or friend and once everyone figures it out,...

Facelifts, overhauls, and funerals

We officially crossed the halfway point in the year. How is the year going for you? Are you on track for the goals that you set out for yourself? Have the goals already been thrown out the window and you are in survival mode?  It's a great time to take a moment...

Profiles in Leadership: Wilma Mankiller

We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we are going and get the job done-Wilma Mankiller  Wilma Mankiller was a leader that broke barriers for her people. She was elected as the first female Chief of the Cherokee people and brought Native Americans forward...

Profiles in Leadership: Joan of Arc

You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger.-Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was an illiterate farm girl that grew up in the French countryside...

Profiles in Leadership: Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.-Winston Churchill  Winston Churchill is perhaps the greatest prime minister that ever lived. He led Britain through World War II and held his people against attacks from...

Profiles in Leadership: Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.-Martin Luther King Jr.  Few people have had an impact on American history like Martin Luthor King Jr. An incredibly smart man, Dr. King stood against...

How to negotiate the job offer

A Glassdoor study shows that nearly 60% of people don't negotiate their first job offer. That number is also not split evenly across genders. 68% of women did not negotiate while 52% of men did not negotiate.  It can be a weird and awkward time. You are...

More tips to ace the interview

A job interview is not a test of your knowledge, but your ability to use it at the right time. One of our most popular topics has been How to Ace the Interview (EP #113). There is not a user manual out there on how to do great in interviews. That's in large part...

How to manage your digital footprint

If you are reading this, you have a digital footprint. A digital footprint is the trail of data you leave behind as you venture across the internet and apps. Many companies, employers, clients, and acquaintances use this information to various degrees to get a glimpse...

How to build a great resume

Crafting a great resume is one of the most stressful and overwhelming parts of a job search.  Where do you start?  Is it too long? Is it too short? You don't even like to write!  Rest assured that it is easier than it looks when you take the time to get...

Team coordination

Individual commitment to a group effort - that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -Vince Lombardi If you've ever been to an airshow, they can be equally jaw-dropping and unnerving at the same time. The teams...

Avoiding the application black hole

Applying for jobs is both easier and more complicated than it used to be. It's easier in the fact that you can search for jobs all over the world in whatever industry that you love. The complication comes from the different Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) out there...

Become a great long-distance leader

We have more long-distance leaders than ever before. Perhaps you were assigned this type of leadership or maybe you found yourself here unexpectedly because of COVID-19. Either way, here you are!  Your team deserves great leadership regardless of if they are...

Take the praise and gifts you receive

Many of us find it difficult to accept the praise, compliments, gifts, and service that is given to us by others. We can get embarrassed, timid or flat our deny those gifts. Some of our responses sound like this when someone offers us a gift or even a compliment: "I...

Bad leadership quotes

The further you go, the farther you can see. Happy April Fools day!  We are going to have fun with bad leadership quotes today. Don't be fooled by these commonly shared quotes.  “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”...

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