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Leadership

Teaching my Daughter to be a Leader

Courage is one of the most important qualities of a leader. You can’t tell the truth without it. You can’t love. You can’t express yourself. You can’t trust and you can’t question. Courage comes first and then everything follows.…

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Avoiding Difficult Conversations

I can remember telling my boss I was leaving. Telling a client that I didn’t care how much she paid me, I wasn’t going to work with her. Telling a business partner it was over. Telling an employees they…

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When You Stand for Something

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva showed incredible courage on Monday by standing up for what he believed in. Whether you think it was right or wrong is not the point. It’s one thing to follow a crowd but…

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Leadership and Attracting Superstars

My sister Ashley worked with me at Free Form Fitness for 7 years. It was one of the greatest parts of my journey. I miss the pure candor. Being able to both speak our minds without personal judgement like…

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2 Types Of Leadership

Years ago, I was having leadership issues in my company. I had opened a second location. And for the first time my team was divided in two different locations leaving me with less control. I was losing great people…

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Before You Delegate

      The ability to delegate is one of the most important abilities of a leader. Without it, leaders get stuck doing everything but leading – which isn’t good for anyone in the company. But before you delegate…

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Identifying Your Tribe

People who exercise to get fit existed long before Crossfit came along. Crossfit just chose to lead them. People who do yoga existed long before Lulu Lemon came along. Lulu Lemon just chose to lead them. People who exercise…

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6 Founding Functions of School

John Gatto went in search of the original business plan of the modern schooling we have today. Which led him to The principles of secondary education by Alexander James Inglis in 1918. The reading is quite dry, so here…

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How to Motivate Your Team

Years ago I was having trouble leading my team. My company was growing fast and I felt like we were losing that energy we once had. I read a bunch of management books for solutions which led me to…

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Being Yourself is the Key to Leadership

I met a guy at my event today. He owns a dessert shop. He was telling me that when he first opened his place he hired his first employee and it was the first time he ever had to…

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Why Good Employees Leave

Two weeks ago I was having lunch with Daniel Weinand, one of the founders of Shopify. Though Daniel has always told me how great their work culture was. Seeing it in action was something else. I walked into a…

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Leadership

Improving VS Innovating?

Improving is internal. It’s about the now. It’s about being more efficient in the way you currently operate. It’s about self-discipline and clarity of direction. Innovating is about the external. It’s about the future. It’s about being flexible and…

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Why Leaders Need to be Great Storytellers

4 year old Alex couldn’t have raised millions of dollars with one lemonade stand. She needed to capture people’s hearts. Many people think that leadership is about titles or positions in a company but leadership is about one person’s…