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Hey Leaders: Lighten Up a Little

One of my favorite Walt Disney quotes is, “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” Now think about it a minute. You don’t need to “grow up,” in the common sense of the word, to be “professional” or a “leade...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Sep 2, 2014

Be a Pioneer: Five Power Tips For Moving Onward

“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.” -Unknown   Somewhere around the junior high school years, our U.S. history classes cover the compelling stories of trailblazing people venturing west—cr...
by Lead Change Group on Aug 28, 2014

On Leadership and The Value You Bring Your Followers

So Leaders: What’s your value proposition to your followers? “The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account.” ~ Leland Stanford Compelling Value...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 25, 2014

On Leadership and Reaching Beyond Wonder

Leadership is understanding the balance between the push for purpose and the need for action. Human beings are drawn to thoughts of what’s possible and what could be. We are built for a focus on a brighter future. But a critical leadership skill is...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 22, 2014

Seattle Roses

Sometimes we all need to stop and smell the roses. On a morning walk, I found a bit of Portland in Seattle and took the time to write for the first time during the week.
by Story Arch on Aug 22, 2014

On Leadership and Morning Routines

Hey Leader: Does Your Morning Routine Matter? “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer h...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 18, 2014

Articles of Faith: Leadership, Legacy and Grasping the Wind

This post is part of our Sunday Series titled “Articles of Faith.” We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See the whole series here. Published only on Sundays. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 17, 2014

How To Make Your Own Rune Set

Would you like to learn more about runes and how to read them? In this article, I’m showing you how you can easily make your own rune set and start learning the basics. One of the tasks of the 30 day divination picture challenge I recently p...
by Cosmic Faery's Tarot on Aug 15, 2014

On Leadership, Lying and Breaking The Honor Code

When a large, trusted and well-established institution gets caught in a public lie, the entire code of honor is at risk of failure. Leading like this is poisonous to the entire entity and everything for which it stands.  When honor is broken, what c...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 15, 2014

Pop Culture Academy

What I learned from Romantic Comediesby Alison BrucePop culture is not just a source of entertainment and trivia answers. Sometimes it can teach you a thing or two about life. Watching the old Rom Com movies on TV as a teen certainly shaped my romant...
by thepopculturedivas on Aug 13, 2014

On Leadership, Anxiety and Stressful Decisions

So as a leader, do you feel like you are forced to make decisions much quicker and under more stress than you would like? Are you finding yourself in an anxious state when decision-time is near? And how do these decisions work out for you and your te...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 12, 2014

Hey Leader: Is Negotiation Art or Science?

Every leader has to negotiate things. And they have to do this on a regular basis. So how is the best way to see this skill? Is negotiation more of an art form that you get better at over time or a scientific formula that you can plug in and get resu...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 11, 2014

On Ice Cream, Mushrooms, and the Three Ages of Leadership

Almost daily I see an article or post telling me leadership is situational. One size does not fit all, they say; we must adapt our leadership behavior to suit the context. Ken Blanchard is the original proponent of situational leadership, but the id...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Aug 8, 2014

What I Learned From Watching Author’s Anonymous

Unemployment comes with its perks. Check out Hello Giggles contributor Kaitlin Coghill’s articles if you don’t believe me. One of the perks is being able to watch all the Netflix new releases without any consequences. That’s right,...
by Story Arch on Aug 7, 2014

What I Learned From Watching Author’s Writer’s Anonymous

Unemployment comes with its perks. Check out Hello Giggles contributor Kaitlin Coghill’s articles if you don’t believe me. One of the perks is being able to watch all the Netflix new releases without any consequences. That’s right,...
by Story Arch on Aug 7, 2014

Link Monday (7) – Author Homes & Interviews

A Tour of Edith Wharton’s Restored Home: I love looks into homes. Whartons’s remind me of the Pittock mansion in Portland, OR. Her home is incredibly dreamy and the captions give some interesting information about her life. I now want to...
by Story Arch on Aug 4, 2014

Seattle City Guide Ideas

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by Story Arch on Aug 4, 2014

Writing Slump

  Someone commented on the blog earlier this week with a great question. How do you get yourself to write? How do you clear your head enough to commit to writing and make it pleasurable? I posted a little about writing routines and practices ear...
by Story Arch on Aug 1, 2014

On Leadership, Perspective and Toxic CEOs

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by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 27, 2014

Hey Leaders: 5 Tips to Positively Powerful Presentations

Great leadership requires great communication skills. And one of the most challenging forms of communication is presenting in public! Public Speaking Hosting a work or group presentation often comes with a great deal of anxiety attached. Many people...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 23, 2014
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