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5 Leadership Lessons from THE WIZARD OF OZ

It’s a fun story that teaches us there is no place like home, and we would all be better off if we believed in ourselves a wee bit more. Here are five leadership lessons I learned from the main characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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How to Inspire Employees After a Company Shift

As any company progresses, change is inevitable, whether significant or minor. Company shifts can cause animosity and lower employee morale. From a change of leadership to layoffs, change can cause fear and uneasiness to spread across the company. Without proper leading, change can discourage employees and hinder any thought of a brighter future.

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The Power of WHY

WHY is our purpose, our cause, our belief. WHY is the reason our company exists. WHY is the motivation behind getting out of bed every morning.

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A Leadership Lesson from a Garage Sale

If Garage Sales were an Olympic Sport, my mother would be Apollo Ono, Usain Bolt, and Michael Phelps rolled into some kind of super-human. When she’s out on her route, she is completely focused on one thing: DEALS.

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The Comparison Trap, Part II

Our social media-driven world makes it difficult to avoid feelings of competition. It’s all about more likes, more followers, more reach. You follow someone you admire on Instagram but what started out as a genuine interest in the person turns into wishing your life could be as enjoyable and successful as theirs seems to be. It’s a vicious cycle.

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The Comparison Trap, Part I

I’ve noticed in my life that this isn’t just an issue faced by women. It’s something we all deal with on a pretty regular basis. As leaders and even as volunteers, we often run into thoughts of how we gauge ourselves against others. “Am I good enough?” “Can I do this?” Turn into thoughts of “I will never be as good at this as her.” “He’s such a good leader, I’m nothing like him.”

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How to be a better listener

Conversation is an art form. A delicate dance where each partner moves from speaking to listening, exchanging information and ideas.

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This is Why Good Leaders Tell Stories

Before you start reading, I want to ask you a question. What is the percentage of employees who know what their organization stands for?

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You’ll be Shocked to Learn Why Tension is Actually a Good Thing for Teams

Tension. I know, I know. Even hearing that word creates a tightness around my stomach and makes me cringe. We HATE it. It’s uncomfortable. It means that group members are not getting along. And it’s bad for the team right? Well, yes. And, no. There’s actually a very good reason why tension can be a […]

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Perception Misconception

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

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