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5 Songs That Dramatically Improve Your Work (and Writing)

As I walked down the hall, cruising through pods, the only acknowledgment of my existence were simple hand gestures. A few people people gave me a wave, others threw up an air fist pump, and a few ignored me. What was interesting was each and every person I passed was doing the exact same thing. They were all wearing headphones and listening to music. Continue reading 5 Songs That Dramatically Improve Your Work (and Writing)

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3 Excellent Ways to Be a More Humble Leader

Humility has been a leadership secret since the beginning of human life, yet it’s rarely talked about. It’s just easier to talk about popular characteristics of great leaders such as confidence, being a visionary, or just flat being smart. But if the richest man ever and one of the great warriors of all time agree humility is a critical component of successful leadership, shouldn’t we all take it more seriously? Continue reading 3 Excellent Ways to Be a More Humble Leader

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The Qualities of Leaders I Can’t Get Enough Of

When I first started the Follow My Lead Podcast, I didn’t think much about the personal education that would come from interviewing leaders on a weekly basis — 45+ episodes to date. It’s provided an opportunity for some fantastic leaders to let their guard down, open up about their journey, and speak into not only our listeners’ hearts but also into my own. Continue reading The Qualities of Leaders I Can’t Get Enough Of

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The Mindset Shift Modern Leaders Get Right

When you see a red light on the stove, you assume the stovetop is hot, and therefore, don’t place your hand on it. In this case your assumption is correct and it protects you from harm. That’s because, we process information through filters that help us make decisions based on previous experiences and information. But making assumptions doesn’t always have positive outcomes. For example, if … Continue reading The Mindset Shift Modern Leaders Get Right