How to Manage Adversity When Things Go (Terribly) Wrong

We all encounter different types of adversity from time to time and some certainly encounter it more than others. Some of us thrive in the face of a great challenge and others struggle to get out of bed. Successful people find a way to manage adversity and navigate around life's roadblocks that typically bring others to a standstill. Why is…

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The Value of Effort: Often Overlooked, yet Essential

There are numerous qualities that we, as people, should all strive to engrain in our very being. A few of these qualities are honesty, integrity, kindness, tolerance, and compassion. However, there is one quality that I hold higher than the rest - the value of effort. You're likely wondering, "why is effort so important?" Well, the answer is actually quite…

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Good Character: Do You Have It?

What does it mean to have good character? Well, sadly, it's a complicated concept that flat out doesn't get enough attention. This lack of attention is the very reason I'm writing this post. One can go about defining the concept in any one of a number of different contexts. However, the understanding of good character that I will discuss is that…

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Bad Leadership: 15 Traits that Define Bad Leadeship

Let's take a moment and think about some of the best and worst bosses we've had over the years.  Think about the difference in how you feel about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what sort of feelings are you giving off to your team? It shouldn't come as a surprise, but top tier companies have great leadership...not bad…

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Authentic Leadership: What Does It Look Like?

Authentic leadership begins with a leader's awareness that allows them to form meaningful relationships. These relationships allow a leader to both inspire and encourage colleagues in the right ways. An atmosphere of openness is also essential. One of the core qualities of genuine leadership is authenticity. Because without actually being authentic, any leader will fail to appear as if they…

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Effective Leadership: 9 Essential Qualities

There's some truth to the age-old adage, "Great leaders are born, not made". This is true to some extent in that the capacity for great leadership is innate. However, the ability to learn how to become a more effective leader is within everyone's reach - regardless of whether you lead a plethora of teams, an entire company, or just one…

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