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Afraid?  Hurt?  Tired?  Finish anyway.

Afraid? Hurt? Tired? Finish anyway.

Truth is a matter of perspective and setting

Truth is a matter of perspective and setting

Embrace the good, even if it’s a challenge

Embrace the good, even if it’s a challenge

Know the Rules. Bend the Rules.

Know the Rules. Bend the Rules.

How to create a better leadership image

How to create a better leadership image

Mind over matter: If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter

Mind over matter: If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter

Want a hero? Why you need to become your own.

Want a hero? Why you need to become your own.

7 Lessons from Deadpool on How to be an R-Rated Leader

7 Lessons from Deadpool on How to be an R-Rated Leader

How one book made me a better leader

How one book made me a better leader

The Five Best Leadership VITAE Posts of 2015

The Five Best Leadership VITAE Posts of 2015

10 Best Leadership Inspirations to Kickstart Your Day

10 Best Leadership Inspirations to Kickstart Your Day

3 Reasons why Daniel Craig is my Hero

3 Reasons why Daniel Craig is my Hero

Why it doesn’t pay to follow the leader

Why it doesn’t pay to follow the leader

How to Successfully Align Your Head and Heart

How to Successfully Align Your Head and Heart

Risk Vulnerability and Strengthen Your Team

Risk Vulnerability and Strengthen Your Team

15 Simple & Powerful Leadership Lessons from Kindergarten

15 Simple & Powerful Leadership Lessons from Kindergarten

7 Working Mom Survival Tips that will Save Your Sanity

7 Working Mom Survival Tips that will Save Your Sanity

5 Lessons Learned During 30 Years of Chronic Illness

5 Lessons Learned During 30 Years of Chronic Illness

How to Transition from Accidental to Intentional Leadership

How to Transition from Accidental to Intentional Leadership

How to Create Opportunities with an Open Door

How to Create Opportunities with an Open Door

Why All Leaders Need Vegas

Why All Leaders Need Vegas

Is Your Life Battery Running on EMPTY?

Is Your Life Battery Running on EMPTY?

3 Criteria to Drive Better Prioritization

3 Criteria to Drive Better Prioritization

Why Leaders Should Beware the Power of Suggestion

Why Leaders Should Beware the Power of Suggestion

How Much is Procrastination Really Costing You?

How Much is Procrastination Really Costing You?

3 Steps to Successfully Preparing For Your Next Big Thing

3 Steps to Successfully Preparing For Your Next Big Thing

Avoiding Leadership Deflate-Gate

Avoiding Leadership Deflate-Gate

Living Leadership – What’s Your VITAE?

Living Leadership – What’s Your VITAE?

Living Leadership – Strength in Vulnerability

Living Leadership – Strength in Vulnerability

Living Leadership – Leading with Integrity

Living Leadership – Leading with Integrity

Living Leadership – Transparent Interactions

Living Leadership – Transparent Interactions

Living Somewhere Between the Perfectionist and the Impostor

Living Somewhere Between the Perfectionist and the Impostor

Living Leadership – Personal Accountability

Living Leadership – Personal Accountability

Living Leadership – The Power of Empowerment

Living Leadership – The Power of Empowerment

We are Groot – 3 Unsung Qualities of Superheroes (Leaders)

We are Groot – 3 Unsung Qualities of Superheroes (Leaders)

5 Leadership Lessons from the Darkness

5 Leadership Lessons from the Darkness

The Parent Trap – Quality vs Quantity

The Parent Trap – Quality vs Quantity

Stuck in a Rut?  Might be Time to Call AAA

Stuck in a Rut? Might be Time to Call AAA

Stand Up, Stand Out

Stand Up, Stand Out

It’s Time to Get Your Brave On

It’s Time to Get Your Brave On

When Perception Affects Your Reality

When Perception Affects Your Reality

The 9 C’s of Leadership

The 9 C’s of Leadership

3 Steps to Turn Doubt into Confidence

3 Steps to Turn Doubt into Confidence

In it to win it

In it to win it

What is Your Problem Solving Approach?

What is Your Problem Solving Approach?

What if I Only Look Good on Paper

What if I Only Look Good on Paper

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

What Not to Wear

What Not to Wear

It’s the Stories that Drive Us

It’s the Stories that Drive Us

Lead Like a Pro

Lead Like a Pro

The Serial Hobbyist

The Serial Hobbyist

Work Life Balance and the Great Leadership Hypocrisy

Work Life Balance and the Great Leadership Hypocrisy

What took me four decades to learn

What took me four decades to learn

Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Career Change – Steady Going or Role Roulette?

Career Change – Steady Going or Role Roulette?

9 Steps to a Successful Unplugged Vacation

9 Steps to a Successful Unplugged Vacation

1,000 attagirls get wiped out by one…

1,000 attagirls get wiped out by one…

I am Iron Man

I am Iron Man

What’s Your Superpower? What’s Your Kryptonite?

What’s Your Superpower? What’s Your Kryptonite?

Compartmentalizing, Table for One

Compartmentalizing, Table for One

How Does Your Engine Run?

How Does Your Engine Run?

Practice Makes (Near) Perfect

Practice Makes (Near) Perfect

Five Things to Start & Stop in Leadership

Five Things to Start & Stop in Leadership

Work and Life Quests – The 4 People You’ll Meet

Work and Life Quests – The 4 People You’ll Meet

10 Ways to Turn Today into a Vacation Day

10 Ways to Turn Today into a Vacation Day

Word of 2013 – Difference

Word of 2013 – Difference

5 Lessons in Perseverance From Winter Sports

5 Lessons in Perseverance From Winter Sports

How Losing Control Can Make You a Better Leader

How Losing Control Can Make You a Better Leader

A New Day Brings New Opportunity

A New Day Brings New Opportunity

4 Life Lessons from Master Yoda

4 Life Lessons from Master Yoda

Top 10 Things I am Thankful For

Top 10 Things I am Thankful For

Happy 237th Birthday Marines!

Happy 237th Birthday Marines!

The Transition from Frustration to Compassion – Star Wars Edition

The Transition from Frustration to Compassion – Star Wars Edition

The Many Faces of Leadership

The Many Faces of Leadership

The Importance of Appropriately Defining Failure

The Importance of Appropriately Defining Failure

How to Prevent Burned Bridges with Employee Departures

How to Prevent Burned Bridges with Employee Departures

The Key to Finding Your Dream Job

The Key to Finding Your Dream Job

Be Silent, Be Still – The Benefits of Yoga

Be Silent, Be Still – The Benefits of Yoga

Be Your Own Best Advocate – Not a Frenemy

Be Your Own Best Advocate – Not a Frenemy

The Mental Benefits of Occasionally Shutting Down

The Mental Benefits of Occasionally Shutting Down