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Caution: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Yourself a Leader

Caution: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Yourself a Leader

There’s no shortage of people calling themselves leaders today.  Search Amazon and you’ll find thousands or millions of books on leadership-related topics.  Google the word, and there are tons of websites. Hashtag the term in your Twitter search box and you’ll find scores of profiles. There’s nothing wrong with being a leader or claiming the […]

Success in Nebraska!

Success in Nebraska!

Hi Folks, I’m fresh off a week long event speaking in Nebraska. I had a fantastic time presenting on Leadership Integrity, and Leaving a Legacy of Trust. This particular booking was for a university’s faculty development week and the overall theme was “Unlocking the Leader Within”.  Each speaking engagement was broken into groups of university […]

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from the Dream Campaign

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from the Dream Campaign

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of completed and uncompleted school projects. The yard is not much different. Sports equipment, and more toys, are constant reminders of the kids. But the kids are not the Paddock’s biological kids. They’re neighborhood […]

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember about You

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember about You

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we’re creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away.  We all have regrets.  In reality, a number of woulda, coulda, shouldas, haunt us all, but there doesn’t have to be so many of those. […]

4 Ways to “Press On” Rather than “Hang On” This Week & Beyond

4 Ways to “Press On” Rather than “Hang On” This Week & Beyond

As many of us head back to work I wanted to share some thoughts on victory and defeat.  It’s my hope that your first Monday of the New Year will bring only victory.  Of course, I realize victory means different things to different people.  Even so, we can tell when someone is living victoriously. It […]

Hard Work Pays Off. Farewell 2015!

Are you chasing your dreams?  Hard work pays off. Just remember to  run in your work boots. In 2014 I released an indie book, “Purple People Leader” on my own just for the sake of saying I did so, though the message is hugely important to me.  At that time, I committed to pursuing whatever […]

How are you Smart? Wise Families Celebrate Different Kinds of Smart

How are you smart? Today’s Learning Guest Post is written by “Intentional Parenting” blogger and faith-based author Carole Sparks.  I love it when everyday families make learning an everyday conversation.  Carole’s family sat down together for a family discussion on what it means to be smart, and the results almost channel “Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences” […]

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