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“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.”

Brene' Brown

Authentic and Authenticity: What’s the Difference?

My January 1 post introduced "authenticity" as my #OneWord for 2017. Why didn't I choose the more common "authentic"? There is a subtle, but important, difference between the two words. authentic: of the same origin as claimed; genuine authenticity: truthfulness of...

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My #OneWord for 2017: Authenticity

One Word...creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you...

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Friday (Before Christmas) Food For Thought

Christmas is two days away. Two days! How is your stress level? Are the gifts bought? And wrapped? Are your cards in the mail? Are all the decorations up? Cookies baked? Meals planned? Groceries bought? House cleaned? Playlist finished? Travel plans made? Suitcases...

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Tuesday Tidbit: 6 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph

I originally wrote this post for Linked 2 Leadership and shared it with my team in December 2010. It must ring true as it has been used by several other companies for holiday and leadership inspiration. A member of my leadership team even framed it as a wonderful gift...

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Love. Joy. Peace.

Love. Joy. Peace. What a great holiday season this would be if we all had a heart filled with love, lived a life of joy and had a spirit at peace. As we head into this final week before Christmas, remember that it is not about expensive gifts, fancy bows, rich food or...

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Book Review: A Spectacle of Glory (A Daily Devotional)

A Spectacle of Glory: God's Light Shining Through Me written by Joni Eareckson Tada, published by Zondervan and released in October 2016. When I was first contacted to review this book, truth is that it was the author's name that sparked interest. I remember my Mom...

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I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: Charlie the Tramp

Book Review: Charlie the Tramp

Charlie the Tramp, written by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban; 50th anniversary edition released October 3, 2016 by Plough Publishing House. It's always fun when a new book arrives from Plough Publishing. But imagine my surprise when I opened the package...

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I’m Pondering…The Ripple Effect of Leadership

At yesterday's Ross Leadership Hour, hosted by Otterbein University, the featured speaker was Tracy Maxwell Heard. Ms. Heard is the founder and CEO of Millennium Solutions, Inc. and the former Democratic leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. She was speaking on...