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 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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Escape the Scarcity Mentality Jungle

You need air to breathe. Do you worry there might not be enough air for you to survive? Do you save air because someone may take it away from you? When you believe you have an abundant supply of resources (like air), you don’t worry whether or not it will run out – unless your […]

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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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