Do you want to become a more clear thinking, creative, and consistent leader? One who stays out in front of issues and problems? One who avoids always getting caught off guard and being constantly reactionary to everyone and everything? I’m guessing you do. Let me share with you how. Stop. Take out a pen and…

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I first heard the idea of talent stacking from Scott Adams. He says “Most people can – with practice –develop a variety of skills that work well together. I call this idea the Talent Stack.” There are two ways to be extraordinary or elite: 1. Be a top 1%er in one area. This is what some might…

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Gold=strengths || Shadow=strengths overplayed that turn to weaknesses Every person has shadows to their gold. Often times, our shadows do more damage than our gold does good. By recognizing our shadows we can take action to avoid our shadows hurting our leadership. I used to have a pattern of zero reflection and all ‘doing’. My gold…

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Why is holding your staff accountable so hard to do for many leaders? It is hard because you are, as one author put it, confronting people on their performance and behavior. Accountability doesn’t need to be hard and or super uncomfortable but it HAS to be consistent. Accountability is keeping account of someone’s ability…hence the name…

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There is not a more insidious problem for leaders than pride. The pride I am talking about is the kind that creeps into our lives that produces an unteachable spirit, arrogance, and an unhealthy focus on self. I have experienced and seen first-hand how pride creep into leadership. So how does someone who is not overtly prideful allow…

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Quick question: Do you get your identity FROM the room or do you TAKE IT into the room with you? It is critical that you know your true identity. Who you are… how you’re wired, how you’re gifted, your passions, your internal compass, and spiritual DNA… all of these things together make up your true identity. So why…

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My wife Cherice is a speech therapist in the school district where we live… here in Midlothian Texas. When she is scheduled to do therapy with a student, she will usually go down to their classroom and pull the student out of class. She has made the observation that the teachers that are loud, have…

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