How to Build a Collaborative Youth Leadership Team

“Effective leadership is putting first things first,” insisted Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” About 20 years ago, a group of teachers, youth ministers, coaches, and I wanted to empower teens with collaborative leadership skills. There were different models […]

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How to Inspire Teamwork & Collaboration

“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary,” insisted Vince Lombardi, legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Lombardi passionately rallied team spirit and established a collaborative commitment to excellence among his players.  He believed “the achievements of […]

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How to Clear Clutter & Clarify Your Purpose

Wendell Berry, author of Farming: A Hand Book, said, “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” Clutter builds up and creates its own unique chaos without our notice – until it becomes unbearable. When your space is cluttered, it leads to cluttered thinking. “Clutter is stress,” explains Barbara […]

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Create Personal Vision and Mission Statements

How do you set goals and pursue your passion if you don’t know what direction you’re headed? As a speaker and educator, I’ve shown others how to create strong vision and mission statements for more than 30 years. I didn’t write my own vision and mission statements until I lost my job. When the school district where I was […]

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Discover 13 Steps to Success

Napoleon Hill never dreamed an interview with Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and steel magnate, would change his life. Nor could he predict that his book, Think and Grow Rich (1937), would change the lives of so many people who yearned for success. Carnegie encouraged Hill to collect stories of the country’s greatest business leaders and entrepreneurs. He promised […]

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