Category Archives: influence

Leadership, Expression and the Influence Matrix

Leadership starts with authentic self-expression that adds value through relationships. This is one of my leadership core values. It helps me be more discerning about my relationships and my role in those relationships. Among other applications, I have taught it to my … Continue reading

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Look, up in the sky. It’s "Influencer!"

“If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” This is a fun question we often ask team building participants to discuss in pairs as we hike them to our outdoor “team challenge course”. The answers (and the motive … Continue reading

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Validation is a wonderful short film – I encourage you to set aside the 16+ minutes it takes to watch – it will make you smile. Unfortunately, I have had trouble getting YouTube to embed the actual video on my … Continue reading

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Are You Living or Enduring?

I think I have been guilty of “wishing my life away” at times. Have you?I arrived home an hour ago after driving across the state with my oldest son for his hockey game. Actually, this was a light weekend; usually, … Continue reading

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Creating the Significant & Productive Career

What can you do to ensure the next part of your career will be significant and productive? So many times, I have found that simply writing about what I am thinking, dreaming of, or stuck on gives me clarity of … Continue reading

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Join Me on the Razor’s Edge

“The man I am writing about is not famous. It may be that he never will be. It may be that when his life at last comes to an end he will leave no more trace of his sojourn on … Continue reading

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