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The Truth about Trust

“Trust is the ultimate human currency.” – Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP A recent study by Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy revealed there are two things people judge you on when they first meet you. Those two things are: Can I TRUST this person? & Can I respect this person? Leaders are constantly being judged on their trustworthiness. Your ability to establish, build and maintain trust is … Continue reading The Truth about Trust

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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