It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Leadership is the result of the combination of character and competency. Character is the far more important ingredient. “It’s what’s inside that counts” may sound like a trite marketing statement. But leadership is influence and that influence...

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Leaders Are Servants

The best leaders are, by their nature, servants of those that follow. This servant mentality comes from the character traits that define the best leaders. To be a leader is not a title or position that is assigned to a person. The role of leader...

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Competency and Character

Great leadership is based on a combination of both strong competencies and excellent character. The best skills without the positive character traits leaves people cold. Great skills alone can obtain results for the short term but a stressful or...

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12 Habits of Genuine People

Often the most highly valued character traits of leaders, in fact of any person, are listed as authenticity, sincerity, vulnerability, transparency, or integrity. These are descriptors of the type of person that draws others into relationship...

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Ready, Fire, Aim

4 Character-Based Stumbling Blocks to Good Decision-Making As leaders we are often called upon for decisions or to effectively guide a decision process. We face choices every day, some large, some small, some urgent, some mundane. A large part of...

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I Am the Problem

When working with married couples who are struggling or just want to grow in their relationship, we often encourage them to adopt the mindset of “In this relationship I am the biggest problem.” This is not an attitude of self-condemnation. And it...

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