Principles

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY

Here’s why it’s a mistake to believe that certainty is the key to effective leadership. In fact, the first half of my career groomed me to think this way: Demanding expertise. Upholding self-reliance. Reluctant to ask for help. Never admitting ignorance. Insisting on knowing all the answers. But what if embracing uncertainty and relinquishing the…
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IS THE FAMILIAR PATH HOLDING YOU BACK?

Is the familiar path holding you back? Common sayings like: “This has always worked before.” “We’ve always done it this way.” “I must be doing something right.” …might be comfort zones limiting our growth. Progress demands evolving strategies and mindsets. What worked in the past might not fit the future. Adaptability is key. When did…
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SHIFT INTO YOUR BLUEPRINT

Been leading teams for years and now wondering why what used to work no longer does? A thinking shift might help. Shift to: Believe you can learn new things. Cultivate your desire to learn. Take action on what you learn. As we shift our perspectives, we unlock the potential for unprecedented growth. What recent shift…
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LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES

Want to evolve your thinking to meet tomorrow’s leadership challenges? Keep reading. I recently finished “Changing on the Job” by Jennifer Garvey Berger. The concept of vertical development, helping leaders evolve their meaning-making systems to better lead in complexity, fascinates me. This quote from the book resonates deeply: “The significant problems we face cannot be…
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FINANCIAL RESILIENCE OVER EXPLOSIVE GROWTH

6 principles I use to favor financial resilience over explosive growth. Hitting home runs in finance is exciting, but it’s not sustainable for most. Focus on resilience and you’ll thrive in any market: Lean Towards Guarantees: Stability over speculation. Conservative Growth: It’s not always about the home runs, singles and doubles add up. Low to…
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THE GO-GIVER TAKEAWAYS

Challenge your perspective with these 7 powerful takeaways from ‘The Go-Giver.’ Over the past year, people have recommended this book to me more than any other. I finally read it, and here are my 7 key takeaways: 1. Rethinking Win-Win: The traditional idea of win-win sets up a dynamic of competition and tit-for-tat. Focus instead…
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BUILDING AND SUPERCHARGING YOUR TEAM

There are 3 key reasons you can’t afford to ignore building the right team. The incredible power of surrounding yourself with the right people is undeniable. Here’s why it is a game-changer: Growth-Minded Circle: Imagine a network that’s as invested in your growth as you are in theirs. Mutual Development: It’s not just about you.…
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DO YOU WANT A RICHER LIFE?

Want a richer life but not sure where to start? Here’s the #1 investment you can make. Yourself. When you invest in yourself, you unlock: Greater resilience—both personally and financially. Enhanced capability to create, innovate, and earn. The strength to elevate everyone in your circle. Remember, a richer life is about more than just numbers.…
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DAILY ROUTINES AND SMALL CHANGES

Why your daily routines may be holding you back and how to fix it. Routines allow us to incorporate small, consistent habits into our lives that, over time, can compound to yield extraordinary results. But here’s a reality check: We must ensure that our habits aren’t controlling us; rather, we should be in control of…
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GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES AND YOU

What’s the #1 thing that will protect you from get-rich-quick schemes? Principles. Here are 3 that will lead to a richer life: Patience: Vital for organic growth. Time: Invaluable for experiencing the compound effect. Consistent Action: Daily commitment turns philosophy into results. No magic product trumps these principles. No shiny object shortcuts success. Which timeless…
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YOUR BLUEPRINT

How well do you know your own Blueprint, and how can it make you more resilient? Understanding your Blueprint – your core purpose, cause, passions, values, skills – can have a profound impact on your ability to navigate life’s challenges. Consider these benefits: ✅ Clarity of purpose gives you direction: helping you stay focused on…
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WHAT TYPE OF LEADER ARE YOU?

Have you ever stopped to consider what type of leader you are? With over 20 years of leadership experience, I’ve learned that self-reflection is key to improving leadership skills. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when reflecting on your leadership style: What values guide my leadership approach? How do I communicate with my…
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