Do You Add to Calmness or to Drama?

It’s Easy to Fall Into The Drama Ditch I think the bottom line most critical skill for us as leaders of our lives and models for our children is to keep our ground no matter what is going on around us or within us. Think back to the last …

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How To Become A Leader For Yourself and Others

Do you think about how to become a leader? Have you heard that saying, “How we do anything is how we do everything?” For years I didn’t understand it – until I started working with clients who wanted to perform better in their career or improve their parenting skills. I …

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Do Rules Work?

One of my own mentors, Paul Evans, sent a quote to me the other day that’s good to think about. “When values conflict with behaviors and behaviors conflict with values we make rules.” I’ve been concerned for a decade now about the increasing jungle of rules and prohibitions placed …

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How To Model Leadership To Everyone You Meet

To model leadership, become an encourager. Encourage men, women, and children to take one step toward the secret dream they have. Encourage even one person forward so that she (or he) doesn’t give up and accept what is hurting or stifling them. Encourage those you meet and those …

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Teaching Thankfulness To Ourselves and Our Children

Would you prefer to listen to this article? Use the audio player below. Thanksgiving is a natural time for teaching thankfulness. From an adult’s point of view, Thanksgiving and the following holidays often bring a higher degree of work and responsibility than our usual routine. If we are …

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Six Life Lessons I Learned From A Dog

For 16 wonderful years I worked side by side with a strong willed girl we named Phoebe the Huntress, who taught me life lessons without saying a word.  I’ve always had the belief that we can learn much about how to live by watching animals, noticing how they …

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