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The Value of a “Not-To-Do” List

In 1955, British naval historian C. Northcote Parkinson published Parkinson’s Law. In his book he speaks about the pursuit of progress, and his work is often applied to the growth of bureaucracy in an organization. Parkinson’s law is the adage that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” Simply put, it means…

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Don’t Quit Before the Miracle

You have dreams.  Big Dreams.  Maybe dreams that lay dormant from decades ago…  Or, dreams you walked away from because they never felt like they would become a reality…  Or, maybe dreams that you just can’t seem to find the time to pursue…   I get it.  As someone who has engaged in a stop-start-stop…

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What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Your Calling

On a recent coaching call, one of my clients who has had countless successes this past year shared she’s lost her excitement for her business. This is someone who’s had opportunities to address the United Nations, work with teams of executives, and still enjoy time with her family vacationing regularly. As I listened to her…

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Why the Best Leaders Don’t Go It Alone

Growing up, my grandfather was the closest person I had to a mentor. I hung on to every word he said mesmerized by his quiet brilliance, in awe of how people in the community looked up to him. When I got to high school, I met Fr. John Krivak who helped me navigate getting into…

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Busyness is the Enemy of Productivity

Busyness vs. Business. Do you understand the difference? Some of my best ideas have come after I chose to do nothing. I regularly hear people speak about how busy they are — wearing it like a badge of honor – and in the same breath sharing how they have trouble fitting it “all” in. I…

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Are Your in a Summertime Slump?

Are you in the summertime slump? For most people, this happens when the weather is warm and everyone starts talking about time off and travel. It can take more energy to get out of bed in the morning as you’re feeling a bit sluggish and unmotivated. If you find yourself in the summertime slump or…

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It’s Time to Get Out of Your Head

“Use your inside voice, not your outside voice,” I heard the Mom say to her son as I waited to be seated. Her statement made me smile. Your inside voice. ♥ When I think about my inside voice, I think about the inner voice that has held me back from something I really wanted just…

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What Does it Mean to Design Your Destiny?

Five years ago, I changed the name of my annual event from the Leadership Success Summit to Design Your Destiny Live. While the content was similar, the feel of the event shifted as did who showed up in the room. Every so often, someone who attended one of the earlier events will ask me why…

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