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I take an acorn. I plant it. I plant it in ideal conditions, soil that has a perfect texture for good drainage, balanced PH, and the correct nutrients. I plant it in a favorable climate, dry summers and wet winters. I plant it with enough room around it so it can spread its branches without running ...
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We create our futures in language. The simple declaration of “No,” or “Yes,” creates a new future for us every day. I am not talking about the outcome of the yes or no - but that fact of saying either one opens up very different possibilities. From an ontological perspective (ontology, the s ...
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Our bodies are always speaking louder than our mouths. What we communicate is most fundamentally shaped by our presence, whether or not it is coherent with our message.  -Bob Dunham How do you show up when you show up? What is your leadership presence? Go to Amazon.com and look up leadership books ...
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Have you listened to your gut lately? I did and here is a new future I am declaring--I am officially retiring from the Army after 22 years. I had planned on joining another reserve unit, had been accepted, and all I needed to do was to sign the document, and my journey would begin again. The problem ...
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Part 2 of a 2 part series.“If you don't have trust inside your company, then you can't transfer it to your customers.” - Roger Staubach, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Hall of Fame QuarterbackIn part 1 of this series on trust (http://croftandcompany.com/trust-good-absolutely-everythi ...
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A recent Gallup Study on the State of the American Workplace stated that 70% of workers are not engaged at work.What is causing this and what can you do about it as a leader?Begin by looking for the mood and/or emotion of resignation in your work culture. Resignation shows up in individuals and orga ...
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Two stories from the National Basketball Association have caught my attention in the last few weeks:One, in case you have been living in a cave, involves the Los Angeles Clippers team owner, Donald Sterling, and racial comments he has said in a private conversation. This story has been seemingly, t ...
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7 Pitfalls that Undermine Professionals A Leader’s lament: “My boss doesn’t set me up for success...” My response: “I imagine you feel frustrated, because you see your possibilities as limited, but you are focusing on what your boss doesn’t do for you, rather than on what ...
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