Where Leaders Get Stuck

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Ever felt stuck in your development as a leader? Have you ever noticed how the best leaders – you know, the ones you really respect – tend to also be great communicators? Would you like get unstuck? If so, read ahead to learn the correlation, and learn how you can make one change and see […]

The value of appreciation

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Last week I had the opportunity to hear author Paul White, coauthor of the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Gary Chapman. His presentation was titled, The True Value of Diamonds. He started by discussing the value of diamonds. Looking beyond the shiny and pretty, you’ll find Diamonds are used extensively in […]

How Can I Help?

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I’m reading Great on the Job, by Jodi Glickman. Early in the book, the author asserts that asking “How can I help?” may cause more problems than it solves. How can that be? I was wondering that too, at first. It’s simple if you think about it. Lets say you have a group of tasks […]

Edge Summit – Sunday 21 Aug

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Have you ever taken in more information that you can process? Some of the notes below may be familiar to you if you’ve read my blog before, or if you’ve studied with the Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking. There are some new thoughts, some mindset changes, and some of the best advice you’ll ever […]

LinkedIn: Where Leaders Communicate

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Editors Note: This post is an opinion piece on Toastmasters new branding initiative. If I asked you wether you not you had already read the information on TI’s website about the rebranding, including how the tagline, Where Leaders Are Made, comes from I imagine I would see very few hands come up. I’ve heard and […]

Waiting vs. Failing

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Have you ever told your boss, “I’m waiting on [somebody] to get back to me?” The question is, can the boss tell the difference between you waiting and you failing? I’ve never had a boss respond positively to that kind of statement. Do you know why? 1. Waiting implies inaction. No…actually waiting says “I’m not […]

Are you motivated?

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Yesterday I mentioned Daniel Pink’s freakin’ awesome book, Drive. In there he discusses the two types of motivation that we are all familiar with, as well as one more that you probably knew you had, but didn’t know it had a name. This third motivation is important, because in numerous studies (and probably in your […]

Toastmasters: The New CL Manual

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Although I waited a week or so before ordering the new CL for myself, I now have a nice, new copy. On first look, I don’t mind telling you I like it. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend throwing away that current CL manual you are working on. Side Note: For those of you with the existing […]