Archive for August, 2013

  • push back

    Don’t Let ‘Em Suck You In! Leaders Fight Back

      Lord, it would be funny if it weren’t so crazy. How do we nurture everyday leaders? Better start here: Realize it’s a 24-7 job to push back. Cuz if you’re a parent, teacher, CEO, preacher, boss or head of just about anything, they’re going […]

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  • Aria ready to learn tricks

    Two Simple Tricks to Improve Your Week

    Christine Carter, a friend (and author of the acclaimed Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents), and I are reading each other’s ideas for our next books.  Her draft is like one of those aps you sign up for which tell you […]

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  • Hope

    What you can do when you just HOPE things will get better

    Sometimes your team has looked at a problem that’s been festering, agreed to work on it, and you really hope things will get better. (Or maybe the problem’s been in your church, your marriage, or with your kids.) You hope things will improve. In my […]

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  • velcro and teflon

    How to Chew Up Criticism Instead of Letting it Chew You Up – Get real and get strategic

    My vocal teacher has story after story – starting with her own – of how critics can be to a singer’s esteem, what termites are to a wooden home.  A single criticism can devour the mind of self-confidence and easy expression.  Singers or not, everyone […]

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