10 Top Tips to Be a Successful Leader

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation,” insists leadership expert, Robin Sharma.  “It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.” Successful leaders are not impressed by titles.  They possess subject matter expertise and tools that produce results – but they also understand the importance of developing relationships.  They strive to build a positive culture that […]

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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 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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What to Do Next When You Don’t Know What to Do

When I left my job, I had no idea what I was going to do next. I had college degrees. I had more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and program director. I was excited because new opportunities were in front of me. My only problem? I had no idea what I wanted […]

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Dream

“A dream is the visualization of your goal and the motivation for your soul,” insists Kristoffer Howes, entrepreneur and CEO of Weal Media. Michael Gerber, author of Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, describes a dream as “a statement of the greater good you want to create in the world.” What’s your dream?  A dream moves and […]

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