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8 tips to build rapport with your clients or team

8 tips to build rapport with your clients or team

First, let’s define what is rapport. Rapport is a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people. It is what happens at an unconscious level that makes us ‘click’ and is enhanced by a perception of likeness and liking. It includes the ability to see the other person’s point of view (even though […]

How to reflect after the Global Leadership Summit

It’s time to get to work – reflections after attending the 2018 Global Leadership Summit. This whole week I’m going to do something different. Each day I’m going to write about a specific topic from one of the speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Summit that was held last week. I spent the weekend reflecting […]

Can serving others transform the way you lead?

I’d like to ask you a question – Can serving others transform the way you lead? Last Friday, I attended a Leadership retreat at my church. The topic was viewing your work as an opportunity to worship in a way that serves others.  As you can imagine – there were several stories heard that day […]

How are you investing in your relationships?

How are you investing in your relationships?

It’s ironic I’m writing about relationships and it was Valentines’ Day week. But honestly, when I first started writing, I really wasn’t thinking about it. Anyway, I hope you had a day full of love and were able to invest in those relationships that have meaning to you. So Happy Valentines’ Day. Valentine’s Day kind […]

How Coaching can raise your awareness.

Responding to awareness is usually dependent on your maturity as a leader. From a biblical perspective, I believe God always wants to connect with us and wants to lead us to be a better example of him, so we can be a better example to others. But ultimately, I believe he wants us to living […]

4 Small changes that can lead to a better you.

  What is your best self? What does it look like? What keeps you from living it? What’s getting in your way? These are some of the questions I was asking myself at the end of 2017. I speak a lot on being a better you…it’s my own motto and is something I’m passionate talking […]

Defining Moments – responding when your awareness is heightened

Defining Moments – responding when your awareness is heightened

Responding to awareness is usually dependent on your maturity as a leader. From a biblical perspective, I believe God always wants to connect with us so he can lead us to be a better example of him, so we can be a better example to others. But ultimately, I believe he wants us to living […]

5 Steps to making a BIG decision

How do you make a BIG Decision? Have you ever thought about what your saying “yes” to really means and what it could keep you from achieving? I made a BIG decision last week that could have been one of those turning points in my life…I said no to a “dream job” or what appeared […]

3 Ways to instill trust – Leadership Insights from Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Army (Retired)

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the Warrior Expo here in Virginia Beach and went to listen to their keynote speaker, US Army Retired General Martin Dempsey. He shared some of his personal leadership lessons and insights from his 41 years of service to our nation, leading everything from a Cavalry Troop to […]

Leading Self – 4 tips to leading yourself better

I’ve been doing a lot of studying lately both with my clients as well as with my own personal reflections and I’ve noticed two common themes that keeps arising: The toughest person to lead is always yourself, and The last person we think about leading is yourself. If we’re honest with ourselves, I think we […]