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Regardless of who you’ve been charged with leading, your skill-set will no doubt require evolution. Leadership is service. If your job is in service of others it requires your best.

You’re here and that means that you’re on my team. The articles here I wrote in service of you. I hope they will inspire, educate, and motivate you in leaving your own legacy of leadership.

3 Ways for Leaders to Be a Calming Force

3 Ways for Leaders to Be a Calming Force

In times of crisis, your job as a leader is to be a calm strength to others. You’ll likely be surrounded by a wave of different emotions when chaos arrives, and that’s when you have to be at your best.

But sometimes there is truly no crisis at all. Someone might come to you with a problem that can easily be solved, but his or her panicked state might tell another story. Easing their worries and getting things back on track takes dedicated practice.

When situations like these come up, try using these three tips to solve their problems and bring back the calm.

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5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief in Yourself

5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief in Yourself

The quickest way to give up on your dreams is to doubt your ability to live them out.

Here’s the truth: You won’t get very far in life if you don’t believe in yourself. But at the same time, you need to have a natural confidence that inspires people to be on your side.

So are you over or under confident? It’s a tricky scale to balance. To be successful, you’ll have to position yourself somewhere in the middle. A person who is boldly humble has just the right amount of self-belief to go for everything they want—without an inflated ego.

Here are five ways to master the balance.

The 9 People You Need to Be Successful

The 9 People You Need to Be Successful

Every successful person needs strong human connections, and not just the professional kind. There are so many people—nurturers, thinkers, mentors—who can help you get to where you want to be in life.

Over time, I’ve come across nine types of people that have helped shaped the man I am today. It helps to have a few good people on your side, but if you can get all nine of these characters, your support system will grow stronger and stronger.

Keep reading to see if you recognize any of these personalities in your social circle.

4 Reasons You Need to Take Time Off Work to Recharge & How to Do it!

4 Reasons You Need to Take Time Off Work to Recharge & How to Do it!

Are you a business owner? If you’re not passionate about what you do for a living, you’re just not going to be doing it for long. Because you’re the one that makes it happen. You may have a team that helps you, you may have some incredible talent that does the stuff...

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There are thousands of Google searches each day for Leadership. People want to know what are the top qualities of a great leader. I have a different query. What does it mean to an individual to HAVE a great leader? The answer to that question is EVERYTHING.

#MissionLeadership is a modern-day quest. I’m looking for brave men and women who understand the value of excellent leadership, are ready to expand their skill-set and are willing to pay-it-forward.

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