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Try a Brain Cleanse: It’s All the Rage

On a recent vacation, I both hiked up a mountain and basked on a beach.  As nice as that was, you want to know the greatest part about it? There were stretches of time when I was unplugged! Totally off the grid. After all, there’s not a really great data signal at 10k...

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A New Chapter

Yesterday was a milestone day in my career. I turned the page on a new chapter, and spent my first day as the Chief Brand Officer at Centennial Bank. What’s a Chief Brand Officer, you ask? Well, from a tactical perspective, this position will have me overseeing all...

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Removing Fear and 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...

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High Performance Culture Requires Consistent Fuel

I’ve talked about how feedback -- like maintaining a car -- isn’t effective if only delivered on a quarterly or annual basis. The same wisdom can be applied to the development of a high performing organizational culture. Like the performance automobile that isn’t...

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Who’s the Boss? Not You – Be an Influential Leader

No pressure, but what separates best practice organizations from the rest of the pack comes down to you – the leaders driving high performance and high expectations. Notice how I say “leader” – NOT “boss.” I equate being a “boss” with positional leaders. We’ve all...

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Time Management: Myth or Magic Pill?

People love to talk about “time management” as though it’s something that can be done. The truth is, time cannot be managed. But, it can be used wisely. We’re all given the same 1,440 minutes in each day. What we do with those moments is what counts. For most everyone...

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Add Fertilizer to Boost Powerful Professional Growth

I can’t take much (if any) credit for the landscaping at the Baedke home. What we have going on in the yard is all due to my husband’s hard work. And, if I do say so myself, it’s not too shabby. I feel pretty good about our yard. That is, until I look out the window....

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Give Your Muse a Road Map, Courtesy of Hard Work

I’d like to say one of the most telling statements I’ve heard in a long time was my idea. But it wasn’t. That statement – “the muse honors the working stiff” – actually belongs to novelist Steven Pressfield in his book “The War of Art”. Taking on the process of...

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