Expectations – They're Not All Bad

Expectations.  I’m beginning to believe they are the life or death of relationships, both personal and professional. For a season I believed that all expectations were wrong and that I just shouldn’t have them.  And in many cases I’m way too guilty of having too many unrealistic expectations of those close to me.  Some of […]

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Tell Them

I’m typically not a sucker for sappy greeting card commercials but this one got me… Our words carry incredible power… Life Death Belief Doubt Hope Healing That little diddy you try to teach your kids… “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That’s just a bunch of rubbish. Words […]

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30-Something Things I’ve Learned About Leadership

I had high hopes for this post. In honor of my 30-something birthday today I was going to share 30 leadership learnings.  For about an hour I crafted this wonderful list that I was so excited and eager to post, but as I hit “save” I got a nice message that said “your attempt to […]

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30-Something Things I've Learned About Leadership

I had high hopes for this post. In honor of my 30-something birthday today I was going to share 30 leadership learnings.  For about an hour I crafted this wonderful list that I was so excited and eager to post, but as I hit “save” I got a nice message that said “your attempt to […]

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International Women’s Day

WARNING: This is a rambling post of me processing out loud.  Please read it as such & join the conversation with that perspective in mind. Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I kind of stumbled upon that information.  I wasn’t even aware the day existed. According to Wikipedia “The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 […]

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International Women's Day

WARNING: This is a rambling post of me processing out loud.  Please read it as such & join the conversation with that perspective in mind. Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I kind of stumbled upon that information.  I wasn’t even aware the day existed. According to Wikipedia “The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 […]

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Catalyst Dallas

You need to be here with us this year! Catalyst is still one of my favorite environments for leadership rejuvenation. Here are all the details: Catalyst Dallas Conference – May 9-11, 2012 3,500 young leaders will converge, including high-octane speakers, powerful worship, innovative programming, and an experience unlike any other. Hear from leadership authorities including […]

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Overwhelmed

I am absolutely overwhelmed by this video… … overwhelmed that this is real … overwhelmed by the possibility that we could change the course of history Odds are you’ve seen it, if not take the 30 minutes to watch it. KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. Remember my post When Leaders Fail?  This could […]

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Before It Gets In Your Head

Sunday afternoons include a lot of golf around our house.  While my husband is watching the tournament of the week, I’m usually doing a little work, plugging away at some writing or tidying up the house.  It’s funny how much of the sport I pick up subconsciously. Mid-way through the last round of the Honda […]

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Hope-casting

I’m repeatedly struck by how much hope is an essential part of leadership. Andy Andrews says it this way in his book The Final Summit “Hope is the first task of a leader.” “Hope is the captain of courage and the author of success.  For the person whose hope remains unshaken has within them the […]

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