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Integrity With Others and Yourself

Core Values: Integrity With Others And Yourself

At the moment I am taking a leadership class, Leadership Lewisville. We are learning about the inner workings of the city, and (re)examing our leadership. It is a bit like the tables are turned because I have taught leadership classes myself. This is great! I’m enjoying it. The conversation came to core values. One of …

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Columbus and bees

What Do Columbus and Bees Have In Common?

When I hear the name “Columbus” I think of the discovery of America by Europeans. It got me to ponder about how discoveries happen. In some ways, finding America was a “failure” because Columbus had set out to find India. Oops. But there are many “failures” that turn out to be amazing discoveries. Europeans discovering …

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Brilliance nuggets and the Appalachian trail

Brilliance Nuggets and the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. It ranges from Maine to Georgia and is 2,193 miles in length. Hikers pass through 14 states on their A.T. journey. The trail follows the ups and downs of the terrain including serious alpine regions. The approximate gain and loss in elevation are …

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storytelling

How the Biggest Trap in Storytelling Hurts the Success of Your Mission

When it comes to storytelling, having a Ph.D. might be more of a liability than an asset. It is likely that the trouble lies less with the Ph.D. degree itself and more with the discipline in which I got it. In chemistry and other “hard sciences,” data is very important. You wouldn’t drop any unless …

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How a Marketing Company Found Its Ideal Client and Increased Revenues Seven-fold

The question “Who is your IDEAL client?” seems to be one of the toughest ones for most business owners. I am very familiar with the challenge surrounding this question. The questions I see come up in others – and myself – sound like this: “Our services (or products) can help so many. How can we …

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Taking a break

Sometimes It Feels Like It’s Not Going Fast Enough?!

This story is not about bragging. It is about pushing hard on accomplishing your mission, yet being a kind “boss” to yourself – at least once in a while. I had been pushing hard. Establishing a new brand for my company was a major effort. What was the right name that would showcase the specialty …

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