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The 1% Factor 

The 1% Factor 

For 2022, I am committed to upping my leadership game to up my business game, and to helping others do the same. Why? Well, to get better results, obviously, right? To this I have to say, “Yes, and…”   We all want better business results - a better bottom line. But...

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Trusting Yourself

Trusting Yourself

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.”  - Bertrand Russell  This month at On Point with Danielle, we are focusing on a key element of leadership: TRUST. In this post, as the title...

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Trust and Productivity 

Trust and Productivity 

Lately, I’ve been reminded of Stephen M.R. Covey’s book The Speed of Trust. In it, Covey, who is Stephen Covey’s (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) son, asserts that a high-trust environment is extremely advantageous to better business outcomes.   It’s rally...

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Encourage the Heart

Encourage the Heart

Encourage the Heart I’ve heard, over the years, a saying that goes, “Business has no feelings.” This saying is used as a cover or permission, in my opinion, for decisions and activities that, at best, dismiss the feelings of people, and, at worst, hurt people.  And it...

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Enable Others to Act

Enable Others to Act

Are you a team player? Or more of a lone ranger?  If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably said the latter.   I hear from entrepreneurs all the time that they went out on their own in business because they didn’t want to be “under the thumb” of someone else, or that...

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Challenge the Process

Challenge the Process

The third principle in the Five Leadership Principles is Challenge the Process. If you’ve been following along, through this month, I’m covering these five principles described in The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Kozner. These form the foundation for...

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Inspire a Shared Vision 

Inspire a Shared Vision 

The second of the Five Leadership Principles we’re walking through this month is Inspire a Shared Vision.   You’ve heard me say many times that entrepreneurs are people of action and often struggle with seeing the value of sitting down to do the work of building the...

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Whoooooo are you?

Whoooooo are you?

That song title, made famous by The Who in 1978, was then and is now, a very good question. Do you know? Judy Garland, an American actress, whose career spanned 1924 – 1969 (she’s Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz), famously said, “Always be a first-rate version of...

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Model the Way

Model the Way

In December, as I was reflecting, journaling and setting my intention for 2022, I recalled the Five Leadership Principles I learned about 20-ish years ago, which I found quite impactful. I have no real idea why they came to mind now, but I can only assume that I am...

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