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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Removing Fear, Distractions that Sabotage the GOAL

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a fan of Big Hairy Audacious Goals. BHAG’s are particularly motivating when you communicate them to others. That way this ultimate goal is out in the ether, and all those friends, family members and associates who know about said goal will hold you accountable to it. But crossing […]

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Who is the Captain of Your Destiny?

I urge you to look at your watch. What time is it? It’s not the specific time that’s important here, really. Consider this: It’s 9:43 a.m. (or _:__). At this moment, I would venture to guess that no one else on this planet is thinking specifically about how they can advance you or drive your […]

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Get Naked: Be Your Authentic Self!

This is hardly an “NC-17” post. I’m speaking in terms of NOT shedding our clothes, but instead shedding our perception of “who” we should be, and our insecurities regarding our “real” selves not being good enough. If you think about it, our society gives us every reason to hide our authentic identity from the rest […]

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