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What Kind of Impact Are We Making?

Introducing the Legacy Builder Series It’s a typical weekday night. The clock says 4:45pm and I am hustling in the kitchen. The oven is cranked up to 400°F ready to roast tonight’s cauliflower, though it’s not yet cut. The water on the stove is boiling, sending steam to the ceiling while the rinsed rice sits neglected next to the sink. I’m dicing raw chicken on th...

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Be Prepared: 7 Questions to Ask at Your Next Lunch Meeting

...your motive isn’t to gain a friend or to be wowed by a whimsical story. Instead, you want wisdom, guidance, connection, and to have the time be of value to them as well. But how do you do that?

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Strategy, Planning, Execution: Paintball & Business

This weekend I had the opportunity to be part of my wife’s family reunion. The South came to Wisconsin for a wonderful weekend of food, fellowship, and paintball. Yep! The family that shoots each other stays together. No that is not how the expression goes but it worked for us. I learned several things while playing paintball this weekend. First, I am terrible at it. Second, it requires a...

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It Is Not Your Fault, But It Is Your Problem

It Is Not Your Fault…. But It Is Your Problem What does it mean and how does it impact people when problems occur? Read the blog as it breaks down the phrase while giving application.

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Saying no to good things, saying yes to gooder things

I'm taking a step back from The Impact of Leadership in 2024. That feels weird.

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The Importance of Knowing Yourself

You walk out of the meeting, shaking your head. You feel overwhelmed and frustrated, but you're not sure why. You just know that you're tired of these meetings always

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Word of The Year – 2024

How have you entered the new year? Did you create new year resolutions? Did you create new goals? Did you pick a word for you to focus on in the new year? All of these are things I have done to go after 2024. Why do we think a new year will change our life? One word…HOPE! I know one year is only separated by seconds, but it gives me HOPE that...

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Three Poor Leadership Traits

Lets be real. No filters. No BS. Three Poor Leadership Traits that I have done and really messed up: Lack of emotional intelligence Strong passiveness Being too nice Lack of emotional intelligence: Are you able to see how your team views you as a leader? Are you present when your team needs you? Are you disappearing at stressful times?...

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Encouragement, Flattery and Trusting Teams: Part 1 Encouragement vs. Flattery Defined

Authentic encouragement is a cornerstone in the foundation of trusting teams. It cultivates authenticity, open communication, mutual support, and empowerment. Flattery doesn't.

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The Cost of Ignoring Curiosity: What's Lost When the Flame Flickers

“Then, one day, I was driving my little boy to school, and I saw a quote by Walt Whitman; it was painted on the wall there and it said, ‘Be curious, not judgmental.’ I like that.” (Ted throws a dart.)

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