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Speaking Up to Those in Authority

Thoughts from the book When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler In our last article I shared Dr. Sedler’s ideas about why some people might find it difficult to speak up, and some questions to ask yourself before speaking up. Today I want to share his ideas about […] Read More

When Silence Isn’t Golden

Thoughts from the book When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler A time to keep silence, and a time to speak…  – Ecclesiastes 3:7 It takes wisdom to know when to speak up and when to keep silent. When I saw this title, I knew I could learn […] Read More

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood   Habit #5

Launch Leadership Development is continuing the study of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey So far, we have covered the first four habits. Habits 1-3 build a strong foundation for independence. Habit #1 Be Proactive Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind Habit #3 Put First Things First Habits 4-6 […] Read More

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

By John C. Maxwell It’s been over 20 years since Failing Forward was first published, and “failing forward” is still a popular phrase used in business and education circles today. And for good reason.  It’s a hopeful word picture of someone tripping, or stumbling, yet still making progress toward their goal. The main theme: “The […] Read More

The Art of an Apology

Do you know someone who is unable to admit they are wrong or made a mistake? What about a person who cannot forgive and holds grudges? They are very difficult to be around, are they not? The ability to make and accept an apology is a sign of strength, compassion, and humility.  It is a […] Read More

You May Hear, But Are You Listening?

We’ve all done it, we’ve all had it happen to us: we think we are listening to someone but five minutes later we have no clue what they said. How does that happen? Why do we LET it happen? I want to challenge you today to become a skilled listener by: Listening well is a […] Read More

Do You Have Self-Awareness?

Yes, it’s important to be self-aware! Today let’s zoom in on the idea of self-awareness: Self-awareness might very well be one of the most difficult virtues to master. Why? Because people tend to believe they are already self-aware. Who knows me better than me?  I live with me day in and day out!  Other reasons […] Read More

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