Ego: Friend and Foe

As a founder, or any other leader, or even just a human your ego * is your “good news, bad news.” The good news is that your ego is your best friend, biggest cheerleader, and president of your fan club. It is the thing in your head that says, “you can do it, you are...
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According to Alexa

Amazing Begins Where Comfortable Ends I recently found myself in Raleigh.  Well, that’s what it felt like anyhow.  I swear I looked up and said, “WOW I am in Raleigh.”  I called home and told my husband, “I am not sure how I got here.”  Well, of course I knew how I...
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According to Alexa

Find Comfort in the Dark Places One of my Founders came to me this week looking to expand upon how he had supported an employee who was struggling with low morale. Primarily, I was so proud of my Founder.  He had done so many things right: (1) picking up on the fact...
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According to Alexa

Before You Speak or Do, THINK   For a long time now I have told my CEOs, “Everything you need to know about successful leadership you learned in kindergarten.” Don’t cut the line, wait your turn, take turns, share, use nice words, don’t be a pig, don’t interrupt,...
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According to Alexa

You Are the Problem; You Are the Opportunity   “OMG it has been a week, hasn’t it?!?”, my client Brandon wrote in an email earlier this month. I had sick kid trouble a day or two before and he was working through car trouble the day of his message. I smiled when...