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Permission to Screw Up

You Have Permission to Screw Up

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“How I learned to lead by doing (almost) everything wrong” A pretty revealing statement, wouldn’t you say? Well, this a statement (turned book subtitle) from one of today’s most influential and experienced GenY entrepreneurs: Kristen Hadeed. Kristen  is the Founder and CEO of Student Maid™. Student Maid is a unique residential and commercial cleaning enterprise,…

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The 4 Things People Look For in Their Leader

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The Leadership Challenge. Aptly titled, right? Not the Leadership Movement. Not the Leadership Training. Not the Leadership Exercise. Jim Kouzes, co-author of the Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, has been working in leadership training and executive coaching for more years than I have been alive: 35 years. He has recognized something brilliant when…

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Training Leaders: When Ineffective Preparation Meets Guaranteed Opportunity

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It’s a beautiful thing when preparation meets opportunity. Thing is, society no longer values preparation. Proper preparation involves creativity. Creativity in organizations(education system, business world, the military) is naturally divested from leader to follower. However, creativity has been marginalized largely from the organizations in which we subject ourselves to as individuals. Leaders in education, managers in…

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Real Leadership, the Superego, and the Hunger for Self-Approval

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What makes a great leader? It’s an age old question that has made executive coaches, business psychologists, and sociologists employable, constantly refining their assumptions on why and how we follow someone. The physical, the emotional and the mental makeup of leaders comes in a variety of forms. With the advancement of technology, pervasive arguments that…

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Your Absence of Passion Breeds an Absence of Leadership

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Why do you work where you do? 70% of all people in the American workforce are unhappy to work. So, if you are gainfully employed, there is a pretty decent chance you are feeling the internal struggle of enduring days of seemingly endless work that, in the grand scheme of your life, means very little…

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Eliminate Imposter Syndrome with Three Easy Steps

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Imposter Syndrome is a an absolute dream killer. Death by psychological wall that closes in on it’s victim, it is a phenomenon that wages war against inside the minds of the truly ambitious. For many have set out to accomplish great things. Lead a revolution. Shape the future. Only to have their minds land-mined  with thoughts…

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2014) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Delta Formation over the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the Florida coast near Mayport Naval Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren/Released) 131210-N-KG934-050
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Ten Leadership Lessons Learned in Five Years Aboard Two US Naval Warships

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My first j-o-b upon graduation from college was way too good for me. I graduated from Annapolis in 2010 and was immediately thrust into our nation’s elite fighting force – America’s warfighters at sea. The first five years of my naval service was a large existential experiment that was trial by raging fire. Managing little…

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Top 5 Quotes to Living Successfully From The First 35 Episodes of LSG

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Success is personal, intimate, and fleeting. One day passed, is one day defined. I don’t love when people talk about how to be successful. It often revolves around money, power, and personal gain. Are we sure that’s really what we want? Money to buy things. Power to run things. Personal gain to say we have…

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