Posts about Leadership Lessons

Thinking and Doing: Becoming What You Think About

Earl Nightingale wrote it 60 years ago in The Strangest Secret: “You become what you think about.” If this statement were entirely true, then one might suggest that there would be no long-term poverty in the world and no starving people. Surely, people who are poor and/or starving constantly ...

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Leadership Lessons: Be Nice - Our World Depends on It

We all bring energy to the world around us, either positive or negative. This energy spreads from person to person like a ripple in a pond spreads to all edges of the pond. Whether you realize it or not, each of us has a profound effect on the world, merely through the influence we have on the ...

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Leadership Lessons: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Goals

There are many ups and downs along the way to hitting a really big goal. Last year, I set a goal to win the Silver Cup, which meant my office would have to be #1 in my category for the year. Looking back, there were lessons I learned and questions I asked myself that helped me achieve my goal. ...

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A Vector Alum's Perspective: Nick Conedera, Filmmaker, Artist

What does selling knives have to do with being a filmmaker or artist? According to filmmaker Nick Conedera, I would not have been able to raise that kind of money... without my experience selling CUTCO®. On the surface selling CUTCO® might not seem like relevant work experience for an aspiring ...

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Leadership Lessons: 3 Keys to Cultivate a Passion for Growth

I always wanted to be successful in school, work and everything in which I was engaged. I can also say that I understand that to be successful I would need to commit to hard work and be willing to sacrifice. But this thought process left me frustrated and unclear as to why I wasn't experiencing ...

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Leadership Lessons: 4 Habits to Start Forming Today

"What do you mean you don't like my leadership style?" There’s no question that leadership skills can be learned, cultivated, and improved. Developing leadership skills is like hitting a moving target; the more you practice the better you will become. Here are four leadership habits to start ...

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Leadership Lessons: I dare you to be authentic

I failed an economics class twice before eventually passing. I have owned two businesses and both failed. But my third business is thriving! We have all failed at something, but one of the keys to bouncing back is allowing yourself to be totally authentic as you fail. What many people do is put ...

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Officially launching The Voice!

Our goal for The Voice: To be a trusted source to help prepare you for the job market after high school or college. When you're ready to start looking for your first job, not only will you be prepared, but you will stand out from the competition and be better positioned to to land your dream ...

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How To Select a Great Mentor Coach

For over 30 years, I’ve been blessed to have been both informally and formally mentored; I have informally mentored others for over 18 years and formally coached dozens for the past 7 years. When mentoring is executed well, there’s nothing better; once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want to ...

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