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September 14, 2017
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Tweet September 26, 2017.  For many, it’s just another day of the year.  For me, it represents 57 years of living, 50 years of a faith walk, 40 years in business, 35 years of marriage, 32 years in the Dale Carnegie Training business, 30 years as a father, 16 years as a Dale Carnegie...
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July 14, 2017
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Tweet It’s hard to believe people are talking about winter already.  After all, we just celebrated Independence Day and winter is still 162 days away.  Yet that’s exactly what happened as I heard an inspirational thought during the International Dale Carnegie Franchise Association meeting in Vienna this summer. Weather-wise, winter can be challenging for...
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MidWeek Mentor

June 16, 2017
MidWeek Mentor

Tweet Twice I’ve run the entire Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.  It is a beautiful, scenic, challenging, technical, single-track, 70.5-mile trail with about 12,000 feet of vertical gain that goes from Ohiopyle, PA, to Johnstown, PA.  LHHT is unique in that it has permanent markers at every mile.     When people learn I run...
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Mid Week Mentor

February 3, 2017
Mid Week Mentor

Tweet How do you define “leadership?”  I find it rather curious that so many people in leadership roles seem almost puzzled at first when asked to define leadership.  Given a moment or two, most come up with something that might sound good in a textbook, yet it doesn’t illustrate what a leader truly does...
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November 10, 2016
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Tweet From the six stages of human development for the servant leader — Always be coaching! Stage 2:  Coach This is the stage that most leaders fly past.  Perhaps because they themselves are unclear, or they assume others know and understand, and perhaps have even perfected an activity, skill, or task, and only need...
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September 30, 2016
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Tweet   Coaching Question: This week, are you leading more from level 4 & 5, or are you stuck in 2 & 3?  My challenge to all leaders is to choose to become more of a level 4 & 5 leader.  It produces long term, sustainable results in your team.  You will sell more,...
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September 22, 2016
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Tweet A basic tenet in the development, coaching, and training business is that the most important decision we make every day is our attitude.  It is a choice we get to make every moment of every hour of each day.  Nobody can take that away from us; it lies at the core of believing...
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June 23, 2016
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Tweet Leadership mindsets are a fascinating study.  Here are the top three executive mindsets I have recently been studying: Victim mindset to Creative mindset Fixed mindset to Growth mindset    Scarcity mindset to Abundant mindset I understand that most of you believe you have a creative, growth, and abundant mindset.  So did I until...
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April 22, 2016
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Tweet What if we really listen this week?  I mean really open up to what we are hearing, going beyond what we want to hear, what we would enjoy hearing, or what we select to hear.  Imagine if we were to listen and hear the message behind the stated message.  How powerful would that...
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April 13, 2016
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Tweet This week I had a casual conversation with a Fortune 1000 Managing Director who has 300 people in her organization.  During introductions, she discovered my affiliations with Dale Carnegie and servant leadership.  She asked me so many questions about being a leader versus being a manager that she ran out of time.  How...
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