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Guest post by Nikki Lewallen, Rainmakers. As a business leader, I reflect regularly, but I seem to do it much more so  since Thanksgiving is top of mind. When I think about it I cultivated a habit of reflection by celebrating the wins, appreciating the failures and preparing mentally for the next day. Mentors taught me […]

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When asked what is effective in leading a team, I go back a step and think about the composition of the team…whom did I ask to join? And is the team inclusive, representative and diverse? I think a good leader is intentional in forming a team that will include a diverse array of thought and […]

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I started out this article as a blog, beware…what I ended up with is a manifesto. You surely read it or heard about it last year-you know, the book Lean In , Women, Work and the Will to Lead, authored by the reigning Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, an accomplished executive with mounting […]

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Repeat after me, “I do not have all of the answers.” Come on say it, “I do not have all of the answers.” Now, do you believe it? If you want to be a great leader, acknowledge your inability to know everything. For all of us  leaders it is important to recognize that this is […]

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So, let me be completely transparent: I am a self-admitted recovering perfectionist. As a 41-year-old type A personality, it took me well into my 30′s to admit that I had a problem with trying to be the perfect person. Perfect in all ways- perfect wife, mother, employee, daughter, friend- the list is endless. My behavior […]

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Happy New Year!  I love this time of year.  It is a time of reflection and eager anticipation of what lies ahead.  It is a great opportunity to pause and evaluate behaviors and areas of life that are working and other areas needing improvement and establish goals for the coming year. For me, this is […]

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The other day I was having dinner with a friend and couldn’t help but notice the family sitting next to us. The parents and children were all focused on their own mobile devices, no eye contact made nor words exchanged for several minutes. This sight unfortunately is not uncommon in today’s world. Distractions are everywhere. […]

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The Power of Mentorship (courtesy of Real Simple magazine) Forget about leaning in. What about leaning on? Real Simple magazine takes an in-depth look at mentoring and why it matters Finding a Mentor Ten years ago, Shamim Wu was a blank canvas, inexperienced in the sales career that she had just begun. But when the […]

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What intriguing and inspiring posts have you read on leadership and business lately? Here are a few great reads on mentoring, leadership, and business from around the web that I found worth sharing.  Ask people what they think is the most important quality a leader possesses and you’ll likely get answers based on personal experience. […]

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ˈmenˌtôr,-tər/ noun an experienced and trusted adviser  What does it really mean to be a mentor? The definition above is very basic however the word, trusted, can’t be taken lightly. Just recently I had the honor to sit through a day of inspiring talks at the TEDxIndianapolis event. The last speaker, Patti Digh, blew me […]

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