Author: AmyD

Shuffling Leadership Leaves Room for Growth and Success

shuffling leadership for change

Bill Clinton once said, "The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change." At the time, he was speaking about his actions as President of the United States. However, Clinton's words ring true in many professions. Although changing leadership may be stressful, it can actually provide more room for your organization to grow.   As the football season comes to...

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Successful Leaders Emanate Positivity

successful leaders

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” - Bill Bradley  Have you ever considered the way leadership has shaped your life? The words and ideas placed in your mind by individuals you look to for guidance and support can have a profound impact on your everyday life and overall success.   Consider the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win in 2016. When Joe Maddon became the team’s manager...

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Eliminate Negative Self-Talk

Eliminate negative self-talk

It is estimated that only 8% of the people who set resolutions at the beginning of the new year reach their goal. And, as you’ve probably heard dozens of times, most people have abandoned their resolutions by the end of February. While that may seem disheartening for many, most of these individuals may be able to receive better results with a...

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Polarities in Opposing Emotions

The Arctic and Antarctica sit on opposite ends of the earth. They have striking differences but share many similarities as well. We tend to think of positive and negative emotions in terms of opposites. If we give it some thought, we will find that our opposite emotions have their own similarities. They may be similar in terms of intensity and the...

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Freeing Trapped Emotions

It can sometimes seem the world is pushing down and holding our emotions hostage. The constant stream of negative news fires up our outrage and keeps it burning. Anger is often portrayed as wild emotions, uncontrollable—something to avoid. It prohibits us from actively listening to others, thinking logically, and presenting our best self. In the heat of the moment, our reputations...

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Removing the Mask: Pain Management or Addiction?

The desire for instant gratification is a part of the human condition. Quick fixes, such as pain relievers that have been in the news recently, mask the original problem without addressing it. The desire to have these problems go away immediately and the reliance on external gratifications systems are leading our country into an epidemic of addictions. When experiencing an injury,...

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Regret – The New Motivation

  When we first start out at a new job or opportunity, we are like a roaring fire. Our fire burned bright, drawing eyes and attention of others. You’ve seen that fire before. Over time the fire burns down, simmers and smolders. It’s still there, generating heat. Yet, it isn’t nearly as bright or eye-catching. It may have been tempered by time...

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Burning Bridges

  Bridges are constructed to make connections. We make connections every day in our professional and private lives. As long as the beams and foundation of those bridges remain intact, we remain comfortable as we travel them daily.  We grow to trust them. They’re familiar, thus we feel safe leaving them as they are. When those proverbial bridges begin to break down or...

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Finding Commitment to Our Best Selves 

    In 2012, the New York Giants’ future seemed destined to end without a post-season berth. They were 7-7 and drowning in penalties, sloppy play, and low morale. After a particularly awful game, the next night the players attended chapel. There high school teacher, Gian Paul Gonzalez, spoke to them about being all in.  According to Gonzalez, when playing poker and you feel confident in your hand, you go all in. Being all in became their rallying...

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