Tag: leadership

4 is More: Feeling Groovy

      This is a great article from my friend Amy… I know that I have found myself just going WAAAY too fast at times, then I start dropping balls, left and right.  My worst offense is usually forgetting appointments, because I fail to write them down.. UGH!  I hate when I do that.…
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Driving My Children’s Teachers Crazy

I believe in teaching my children to question nearly everything.  And the correct answer to most questions in social studies, science, and literature is “It depends”.  Math is the only class where there is such a thing as an absolutely right answer.  Since my younger daughter likes to argue with nearly everything, including inanimate objects,…
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Leadership Is Following Through

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Leadership is many things. One of they key attributes of Leadership is following through. Do what you say you will do.  How up on time, every time. Be there when someone needs you. Follow through until things are done. Get the job done. Fully done. Be trustworthy, so that people…
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Some Days Are Breakthroughs

Yesterday my children about drive me into orbit. There were points in the day where I was nearly in tears.  Then they decided to switch their acts around, and behave like angel children today, and things were so much better. How much better?  Well, my younger daughter finished the project, and turned in the final…
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Don’t Let Power Get To Your Head

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ It is said that power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.   I’m pretty sure that most of us think of ourselves as good people who know right from wrong. We know what we believe in. So why is it that people start to go bad? Or rather, why is it that…
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Challenge- Support Your Local Businesses

I have a challenge for everyone who reads this blog:  Support your local businesses, especially the small ones.  I make a point of bringing business to local businesses for a variety of reasons.    As we start gearing up for the holidays for this year, why not buy local gifts?  Support your local small businesses!…
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The Dark Side of Leadership

I think that leadership is a great thing.  I wouldn’t be working on this blog, otherwise.  Leadership can be a lot of great fun, but there is a dark side to it.  If you fail to check yourself periodically, you will be going to the dark side without realizing it.  The dark side is the…
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5 Tips to Teach Kids Life Skills

I’m really big on teaching my kids life skills.  Right now, I have a 15 year old who’s currently visiting friends in Germany.  She flew there by herself, and is taking trains between cities by herself.  My 12 year old is learning to fill out forms for various activities that she wants to participate in.…
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Give Yourself

To be an effective leader, you must have people’s trust.  In order to gain that trust, you quite simply are going to have to give yourself to them.  Being a leader is about confidence that people have in you.  They have to trust that your decisions are going to be in their interest.  After all,…
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