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Love Actually

Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash Love is in the air, and by that I mean love is on the calendar. Today, February 14, is Valentine’s Day…St. Valentine’s Day, technically. Valentine is the patron saint of people with epilepsy and the patron saint of beekeepers. But we know him primarily as the patron saint of lovers. Even though …

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Proactivity: Adopting the Principles of the Offense to Avoid Passivity

“If you do nothing long enough, something’s bound to happen.” H. Jon Benjamin I’ve been thinking about proactivity lately. I’ll have to admit, I wasn’t sure proactivity was a word. But according to dictionary.com, proactivity is “the act, characteristic, or habit of thinking and acting so as to prepare for, intervene in, or control expected events, …

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Unlocking Hidden Potential

Photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash Everyone has the potential to achieve greatness. Whether greatness in being a great parent, by creating a lasting impact on society, or something else, everyone has some kind of potential. The struggle with potential is that it’s just that- a capacity to become or develop into something in the future. …

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Leading with a Marathon Mindset

Photo by Mārtiņš Zemlickis on Unsplash “I ran the Boston Marathon.” I don’t often boast, but there is something about completing this particular marathon that makes me quicker to share this accomplishment than others. I don’t think the accomplishment itself is what makes me so proud, but rather the means required to achieve it. Running the Boston …

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Unknown Is Not Unimportant

People don’t know about Greensboro, Alabama. At least not in in the way they know about other cities in the south: Montgomery, and Little Rock, and Birmingham, and Selma. People across America know those cities, in part, for the Civil Rights progress made there — progress earned through much pain. But on a national scale, nothing significant happened …

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A Fighting Chance: Equipping Your Team With the Means to Succeed

German tank destroyed in the Battle of Bulge, World War Two (Source: US National Archives) They had lost the battle before it ever started. No motivational speech or appeal to the soldiers’ patriotism could solve that — and his commanders knew it. Yet, 79 years ago this month, Adolf Hitler hurled his army into what he believed …

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