How To Handle Your Company's Messiest Situations Without Losing Your Sanity

in Leadership Essentials Feb 15, 2018

As humans, it seems as though we’re hard-wired to think of things in binary terms; up or down, good or bad, right or wrong. Our experience, however, informs us that life is rarely so simple.

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The Three Biggest Leadership Mistakes I Made In 2017, And How I'll Fix Them In 2018

in Leadership Essentials Feb 2, 2018

For years, I’ve preached the value of self-awareness to anyone who will listen. Whether in your personal or professional life, the ability to confront your strengths and weaknesses head-on is essential for personal growth.

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Why Leaders Must Defend The Soul Of Their Organization Above All Else

in Leadership Essentials Feb 1, 2018

Leadership is difficult, there’s no question about it. It requires you to make difficult decisions, choose between the lesser of two evils, and ultimately try to balance short-term results with long-term implications.

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Entrepreneurs: Your Team Needs You To Be A Leader, Not A Friend

in Leadership Essentials Nov 6, 2017

One of my favorite television series of all time is “The Office.” Few shows in history have managed to blend the hilarious with the heart wrenching as deftly. It is, of course, the bumbling but ultimately well-meaning boss Michael Scott who gets most of the laughs.

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The Entrepreneurial Leader's Challenge: Knowing When To Hug And When To Kick

in Leadership Essentials Oct 22, 2017

  If I’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that leadership, and entrepreneurial leadership in particular, is incredibly difficult.

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The Hard Truth About Good Leadership

in Leadership Essentials Oct 17, 2017

If you think back to your childhood and the unique dynamic of playground politics, you’ll probably remember everyone jockeying to be “the leader.” I know that in my experience, everyone always wanted to be in charge and tell the others what to do.

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Three Leadership Lessons Learned While Touring The New Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

in Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Oct 13, 2017

I’m a firm believer that the best business lessons often present themselves when you least expect it. The ability to learn from unexpected sources helps to provide an actionable, human aspect to your development as a leader.

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Entrepreneurial Entropy: How To Lead When Your Business Leans Toward Chaos

in Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Sep 19, 2017

  I’ve always had rather eclectic tastes. Whether it’s art, philosophy, theology, or science, I try to find tangible lessons I can apply in both life and business.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Getting Lost In Their Own Creation

in Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Sep 3, 2017

We live in a society that idolizes entrepreneurs. However, very few people understand that entrepreneurship is a handshake between joy and suffering, risk, and reward.

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Debunking The Myth Of The Overnight Success

in Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Aug 27, 2017

  Everyone loves an overnight success story. Day by day we’re inundated with tales of passionate entrepreneurs who find instant wealth, fame, and success.

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