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The Freedom of Accountability communication company culture leadership Aug 01, 2023

When you see “accountability” listed among a company’s core values, how do you react?

Excitement?  Doubtful.

Accountability doesn’t tug at the heartstrings very...

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Leadership Hack for Looking (and being) Smarter communication company culture leadership Jul 19, 2023

There is a little-discussed Leadership Hack that is guaranteed to make you look smarter and feel smarter. The implementation roadmap is available in an open-source format, and the tactic is just as...

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Don't Follow Your Passion keynote speaker leadership mindset Jun 18, 2023

Not following my passion
was one of the best decisions
of my life.

At 24 years old, I started a new career.

- - Deregulated electricity sales - -

At the time, I didn’t like sales.
And to this day,...

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A simple word change that builds two-way respect and loyalty communication company culture leadership mindset Jun 12, 2023

Leadership Challenge: A simple word change that builds two-way respect and loyalty.

When introducing a person that works for you,
Especially outside of the office
in Social settings,
Don’t refer...

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Improve with Improv communication company culture leadership May 15, 2023

How can no plan and no control make you a better leader?

The soft skills of leadership are hard to develop when you are focused on budgets, 5-year plans, and quarterly execution strategies.

Those...

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We Like to Work from Work communication company culture leadership mindset May 07, 2023

We like to work from work.



It used to be all the rage - - Working from work.

Even though it’s not as popular these days, the benefits of working from work haven’t changed.

Shoulder...

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Four Ways to Find More Time… communication leadership mindset Apr 24, 2023

Four Ways to Find More Time…

(By Jeff Schiefelbein) 

I have the time for my six young kids, a fantastic marriage, a new business, a consistent speaking schedule, several nonprofit...

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Every Sunset is a Rainbow keynote speaker leadership mindset Apr 17, 2023

No one ever told me that every sunrise is a rainbow.

I remember flying home from a business trip early in my career and watching the sun slowly set on the horizon.

The red and orange bands became...

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I Need This Completed ASAP. See below. communication company culture keynote speaker leadership Apr 02, 2023

I need you to complete this ASAP. See below.

…………………………….

Do you ever get emails like this from your boss?

This email...

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How to Calm Your Nerves Before Speaking communication keynote speaker mindset Mar 28, 2023

After giving over 50 talks each year for the last 24 years, I’ve been asked how to get rid of the fear and nervousness before a speech.

 It’s simple.

The nerves are never going...

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Business or Pleasure? company culture leadership mindset Mar 11, 2023

Business or pleasure?

Every time we field that question, the answer says it all.

Question - Are you traveling for business or pleasure?
Answer - What’s the difference?

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Gut Check - What Do You Have to Do Today? communication keynote speaker leadership mindset Mar 11, 2023

What do you have to do today?

You have to take the kids to soccer,
or mow the lawn,
or shovel snow,
or clean out the garage,
or put in extra work before your family wakes up,
or visit a loved one in the...

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One Button Can Impact Your Culture communication company culture leadership Mar 06, 2023

Delay Delivery 

Using one button can immediately improve your workplace culture. It isn’t new, but most people never use it.

Unfortunately it is typical for leaders and managers...

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It’s Not Too Late to Stop... communication company culture keynote speaker leadership Feb 28, 2023

I don’t normally gossip but listen to this.


The first five words of that sentence serve as a flashing red warning sign:

“I don’t normally ______ but….”

Anything that...

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Leave Room for Wisdom leadership mindset Jan 26, 2023

Our non-stop pursuit of knowledge leaves no room for wisdom.

We search, click, open more browser windows, listen to books and podcasts at 2x speed while performing other tasks, skim the headlines to...

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Great company culture should drive people away. company culture keynote speaker leadership Jan 20, 2023

Great company culture should drive people away.   

Yes, that’s right, you should still respect the dignity of all people, but not everyone is ready to operate with the behaviors...

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The Secret to Networking communication keynote speaker leadership Jan 19, 2023

What is the secret to networking?

This question comes up a lot, especially when someone is entering a new stage of their life or looking for a job change.

There are countless books, websites, and...

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The Greatest Life Hack for Personal Growth keynote speaker leadership Jan 11, 2023

One life hack for personal growth stands above the rest.

Do you want to become a writer, a public speaker, a performance coach, or a thought leader, or are you seeking growth in any aspect of life?

...

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