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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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5 Daily Signs That Show You’re Ready as a Leader

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The small things make the biggest difference. Everybody knows how important first impressions are. A “first impression” takes 7 seconds to make. That tiny window for us to evaluate one another with typically no words exchanged. “First impressions” are not reserved for the first time. Rather, they transcend the “first time” into “every time” and…

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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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Get Your Hands On: Extreme Ownership, How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead And Win

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A good leader has nothing to prove, but everything to prove. Overview Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s leadership manual titled, Extreme Ownership, How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead And Win is a real-life story about two combat-proven SEAL officers who led the fight in the Iraq War. Attached to SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their firsthand…

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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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