I’m a Junkie (Why You Should Be One Too)

I’m a Junkie (Why You Should Be One Too)

I’m a junkie! It feels good to get that off my chest. And by the way, I think you should be one too.
 
In this latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn, I explain the importance of being a junkie and how embracing it is the first step to significance. 
 
 

 
 

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How NOT to Stand Out

How NOT to Stand Out

Last week I shared eight traits that will make you stand out and also help you to be a more effective leader. (You can find that link in the Resources section below).
 
Today, I’m sharing two traits that will guarantee that you don’t stand out and will cripple your leadership ability.
 
 

 
 

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How to Stand Out

How to Stand Out

Most of us want to stand out. Whether that is at a job interview, at our current place of work, or even among our family and friends. But let’s be honest: few of us do
 
Today, I share the 8 traits that will guarantee you stand out and make you a more effective leader.
 
 

 
 

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MLK and Dreams

MLK and Dreams

Martin Luther King Jr. was brilliant at not just communicating a dream but, more importantly, inspiring others to join him in accomplishing the dream.
 
In the latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn, I share one of the ways he was able to do this.
 

 

Product vs. Process

Product vs. Process

I’m results oriented. I like accomplishing goals and reaching the destination. But if I’m not careful, there can be a significant downside to this mindset.
 
In the latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn, I share what I’m working on so that my leadership is not hindered by this mindset.
 
 

 
 
Top Posts From 2019 (#1-5)

Top Posts From 2019 (#1-5)

 

I am continuing the countdown of my top posts from 2019. Last time, I shared numbers 6-10. If you missed that post you can check it out here.

Here are my top 5 blog posts from 2019. Drum roll please… 

 

  1. Lessons From 20 Years of Being in Leadership (Part 1)

Back in March, I celebrated my birthday. Besides celebrating turning 37 years old (I know, I’m getting old), it also marked 20 years of me being in leadership. To celebrate this milestone, I share the top lessons that have shaped and influenced my leadership over the last 20 years. You can watch that video here.

  1. 5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Over my professional career, I have been fortunate to have roles that allowed me to hire my own team. As a result, I have interviewed hundreds of eager candidates looking for a job. In this Leadership Training Session, I share some tips on how to make your next interview a success.

  1. The First Ingredient That All Great Leaders Have (Part 1)

There are many different leadership styles and types of leaders. But the great leaders share a few characteristics that make their leadership powerful. Those qualities separate the great leaders from the merely good ones. In this training session, I share the first ingredient that all great leaders have. You can watch the video here.

  1. Effective Communication (Part 2: Praise) 

In his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie said, “90% of all management problems are caused by communication.” I think we could also say that 90% of all relationship issues or marital problems are caused by miscommunication. In this leadership training session I share about the importance of praise and some practical tips on how to effectively communicate through the use of praise. You can watch that video here.

  1. Why Your Leadership Coach? 

I think it’s fitting that the first training session we filmed is also my top post for 2019. In this session, I share the purpose of this blog and also one of the greatest passions of my life. You can watch that video here.

 

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