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Leadership Is Essential for Building Community

An excerpt from my latest book “The Power Of Community.” ————————– In order to transform your organization, you’ll have to build a foundation on leadership. As leadership expert John Maxwell reminds us, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Before leaders are able to change their culture to create community in their organization, they must first learn to be better leaders.…

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The Character Mirror

An excerpt from my latest book “The Power Of Community” ————————– Accountability is feedback. Imagine accountability as a mirror. It’s a mirror to see who you’re becoming. Therefore, accountability is a “character mirror,” so to speak. There’s a social media meme that depicts a kitten looking in a large mirror. But instead of seeing himself as a kitten, the reflection…

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Positive Relationships

An excerpt from my latest book “The Power Of Community” ————————– All of business and all of life is about relationships. Phenomenal leaders understand that humans are starving for authentic relationships. In their classic leadership book The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, legendary leadership authors James M. Kouzes and Barry M. Posner describe leadership as…

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Be A Leader Mate

Be a Leader Mate In 2011, my family and I travelled to Australia with Tom Ziglar and his daughter Alexandra. My nickname for Tom was “boss,” and he called me by that nickname as well. Of course, people in Australia call one another “mate,” so Tom and I began calling one another “boss mate” on that trip. As we began…

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What is “community” anyway?

Community has many meanings for many people. We often use it to refer to a neighborhood or local area, and we sometimes refer to an ethnic group as a community, but the kind of community we are talking about goes much deeper than just a neighborhood or a group of people. It’s about the sense of belonging that all humans hunger…

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