What makes Laurie so unique; she's not afraid to let her personality shine, and she balances that effortlessly with professionalism and deep wisdom. Laurie speaks with diligence and understanding about talent and leadership and performance, but she connected with our team on a much deeper level. She was more than an outsider telling us how to work together, she was a teammate teaching us how to intermingle our strengths to better understand each other and collaborate for success.

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The Myth of the Well-Rounded Leader.

One of the most interesting conclusions (in my opinion) of Gallup’s research is that there is no one strength that all good leaders possess. What’s more, the most effective individuals are not well-rounded at all, but instead are acutely aware of their talents and use them to their best advantage. The late Donald O. Clifton, […]

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Criticism is Part of Leadership: Are Your Shoulders Broad Enough to Take It?

We look to those who have reached the pinnacle of their professions—be it LeBron James, Reese Witherspoon or Barack Obama—and daydream about how great it would be to reach that level of super-stardom. But, with all the respect and recognition that is attached to these celebri-leaders, also comes the more negative side—the barrage of criticism […]

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How Many “NO’s!” Can You Stomach?

You may not know of Cordia Harrington. But chances are, you know her product. Her business, The Bun Company, makes the bread that can be found in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Chili’s (among other major enterprises), and is produced at a head-spinning rate of 1,000 buns/minute. By no means was this always the case. […]

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