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An Open “Thank You” Letter to All The Bad Leaders Out There

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I’m not a hater. Not a cynic. Nor a negative person. What I am is a huge believer in the paradox of value. The paradox of value (also known as the diamond–water paradox) is the apparent contradiction that, although water is on the whole more useful than diamonds with respect to human survival, diamonds command a higher price…

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Leadership: Worth the effort?

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Anyone investing their time to learn about leadership will come away with the concept that they are to be creative, credible, and courageous. An influencer, trendsetter, or pioneer will put their team first and their self-interest last. And the pack leader will know how to own every situation coolly and calmly. But what do we…

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Leadership in Confrontation: 3 Scenarios You Must Master

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Confrontation is not something most humans look forward to. It’s often unpleasant, awkward, and uncomfortable. Of course, we all have that person in our lives that is actually a heat-seeking missile for confrontation. It’s almost as if they substitute coffee for confrontation to get them through the day. But, again, most of us are not…

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How to Overcome the Four Most Common Objections as a Leader

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Objections can derail even the most Seasoned Entrepreneurial Leader Like you, I’m very busy. I am a nuclear engineering officer recruiter for the US Navy, a high school varsity lacrosse coach, an aspiring entrepreneur and a husband. As a naval officer recruiter, I naturally must be able to sell people on the Navy. My target…

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Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

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At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated. I always joked when people ask me how marriage is going – “It’s marital bliss! Everyday is better than…

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Standards and Legacy Taught Through Sports

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Between the Lines is Where We Fight I enjoyed baseball as a kid. Any game with a ball, really, but little league baseball was awesome. Spring days, fresh cut gass, and the crack of the bat. However, I stopped playing baseball at the age of ten, mostly because I kept getting hit with the ball…

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Uncover the Purpose (Why Do You Work Here?)

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For Real Influence, Pull Back Individual Purposes Great leaders are easy to imagine — the dedicated leader first in the office and the last to kick rocks. The technical leader with the knowledge to repair and replace any system. The inspirational one who can pull your attention with the calming command of his voice. And the…

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