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Latest "Leaving a legacy" Posts

December, with the close of another year, is a time of reflection: What have I accomplished? What have I failed to get done? What do I want to finish in the coming year? In a reflective mood, thoughts often zero in on relationships that need repair or developed in order to move forward with creative […]

Are you up for an honest self-assessment? If so, answer this question: On a scale of 10 (high) to 1 (low), where would you rank yourself as an encourager of others? Do you give freely? Or do you withhold from others even when it is within your power to give?

Every four years the Summer Olympics get my maximum attention. The athletes, with their stories, their struggles and their triumphs, always inspire and rarely disappoint, even when they fail to win the gold.  If you are as addicted to watching the games as I am, I’m wondering if you’ve noticed how many Olympians, when interviewed, […]

You’ve heard it said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  I’d like to add that it also forms your character. Character has been defined as the sum total of all the little decisions you make daily, even when no one is looking.  Character and effective leadership go hand in hand. By your daily […]

As a leader, one of your responsibilities is to discover what your employees are passionate about and then look for ways to feed that passion, a key to getting and keeping them motivated and committed to you and your organization. Are you doing that?

Can you recall a childhood event that made an indelible impact, changing the way you operate as an adult?  Obviously, the experiences we’ve had and choices that we’ve made shape the adults we become. But sometimes something so significant happens that a lasting imprint is left, consciously directing our actions.  For me, it happened when […]

Last week I was interviewed by Shelley Irwin of WGVU radio – a promo for the program I am doing for Women’s Inforum of Western Michigan in Grand Rapids on September 30th at Amway World eadquarters. The presentation is based on my latest book, You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing. This was just one […]