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3 Ways Self-Preservation Erodes Influence

Self-preservation occurs when you obsess about protecting the things you are afraid of losing.

Your job. Your authority. Your salary. Your bonus. Your title.

Your carefully curated image.

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The Humblebrag vs. True Humility

“I just did something very selfless. But more importantly, it was genuine & I know it means a lot to the person in the longrun #soworthit”

If you’re like most people, you might be scratching your head after reading the above statement. Unfortunately, as self-congratulatory as it sounds, that’s a real quote from a twitter post.

Fortunately, thanks to hilarious storytellers in the golden age of television, we even have a word coined for what you just read – in fact, the person who posted that message literally gave us the definition of a “humblebrag.”

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Leadership Foundations: Pride vs. Humility

Each of our leadership styles are framed on a foundation shaped by personal experience, nurture, and learning. We have all picked up good and bad habits from those who have led us and we inevitably learn certain leadership skills in school, through informal reading, blogs, news, etc.

Have you ever thought, however, that there may be different foundations of leadership?

Different philosophies that take you in different directions?

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Getting to the End of Yourself: How to Make Your Leadership Come Alive

If your leadership is dead and your influence is shriveled up, let me suggest one step you can take to help make your leadership come alive…

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10 Traits of Humble Leaders

Humility comes from confidence, grounded in competence, and seasoned with selflessness.

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What Being Credible Looks Like in Real Life

To be credible is to be competent.

Most people, however, limit their understanding of competency to mean being smart, which is only partially true.

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The Key to Success: Relationship Before Opportunity

How do you build deeper relationships and grow the bottom line? All it takes is a little reprogramming. 

The answer is simple, the execution is hard, but the results are worth it.

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5 Benefits of Humility in Leadership

Have you ever noticed periods of your leadership that were less effective and satisfying than others?

Have there been times when your trust among employees or the work environment you created seemed to suffer?

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Humility vs. Pride: Why the Difference Will Make or Break Your Leadership

Have you ever experienced the difference between a prideful leader and a humble one?

Or the remarkable change in work environment between a leader who was clearly “for you” as opposed to someone who seemed obviously against you, or only in it for themselves?

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