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Outstanding Leaders

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

How are you doing at boosting the self-esteem of those you lead?

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Setting the Pace

From the Chess Not Checkers Field Guide – “Emerging high performers in business are no different than those in athletics.  They need someone to show them the way to greatness.” I had some great coaches and team members who inspired and challenged me to become better. So – Who showed you the way to greatness? and How…

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Field of Dreams

This weekend I watched a movie that is on my top ten list, Field of Dreams. The following dialogue is from one of my favorite scenes. John Kinsella: Is this heaven? Ray Kinsella: It’s Iowa. John Kinsella: Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven. [starts to walk away] Ray Kinsella: Is there a heaven? John…

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Vision & Purpose

I had a friend who often said “Vision gives pain a purpose.” There is great truth in this simple but deeply profound statement.  I’d be willing to endure hardship, sorrow, and even pain if it meant the fulfillment of a dream or at least a step in that direction.  What pains might you need to…

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Life and Death

I recently had a good friend pass away. It got me thinking – death is a part of life, and sometimes life cannot happen without a death first. Often times we do not like the topic of death, but it seems that death has the potential to be a good thing, depending on how you…

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