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It Takes a Village... company culture leadership mindset undivided life Feb 05, 2024

We did something impossible this past weekend.

Less than two weeks after my wife gave birth to our seventh child, we moved across town with a long U-Haul truck and FIVE full moving PODS, and then...

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Does Being a "Best Place to Work" Matter? company culture leadership mindset strategy Oct 22, 2023

Being named one of the “best places to work” isn’t about the award.

It’s about the reality.

While I was at the last company I co-founded before Undivided Life, we...

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Medical Leave is NOT Vacation company culture leadership mindset Oct 08, 2023

Have you ever taken time away from work for a medical need? Have you stayed with a sick child in the hospital, tended to the mental health of a loved one, had a new baby, adopted a child, mourned...

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Three Common Barriers to Coachability communication company culture leadership mindset Sep 19, 2023

To be coachable, you should not defend, rationalize, or dismiss the coaching contributions of others.

 

Coaching is foundational to great culture building, but it requires fertile soil.

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Comparison to Others is a Recipe for Misery company culture keynote speaker leadership mindset Sep 11, 2023

I have no desire to be better than you.

I just want to be the best me.

My best changes from day to day, hour to hour.

My best is different when I am healthy, rested, and surrounded by people who...

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Work From Work Flexibility (WFWF) company culture mindset strategy Aug 29, 2023

Work From Work Flexibility...

For the past two decades and across three  companies, I have proclaimed and promoted Work from Work Flexibility (WFWF). In that timeframe, I have launched...

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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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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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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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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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Even the Messy Parts are a Blessing leadership mindset Jan 03, 2023

Eleven years ago, my wife and I got our first dog together, a silver lab named Cyrus Grey. He gave us all he had before his cancer overtook his body and we were forced to say goodbye to him.

During...

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Be Consistent. Treat Each of Them Differently

Feb 19, 2024

How Do You (Actually) Eat an Elephant?

Feb 12, 2024

It Takes a Village...

Feb 05, 2024