Morning Leaders – Currency of Leadership

Morning Leaders. “I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.” – Howard Schultz

Morning Leaders – We Matter

Morning Leaders. When I look at my behavior and listen to my “self-talk” I see residue of language I don’t particularly like. Somewhere still inside of me is this sentence: “I don’t matter”. It’s been hidden for decades and has wreaked havoc on my operating system. In spite of it my talents and some wonderful grace have allowed me to attain many fun and amazing accomplishments.
This year I am “seeing” the sentence while in operation which gives me an opportunity to make a different choice. 🙂
I look forward to eradicating this lie because I DO matter.
And so do you.

Morning Leaders – Not The Typical Human Life

Morning Leaders. “The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.” —Karl Albrecht // #MakeTheChoice #LiveYourLife #PlanGoals #HaveFun

Morning Leaders – Oh The Places You’ll Go

Morning Leaders. We are more than half way through 2014. How are you doing? How have you done so far with your goals for this year?
I can acknowledge this has been a super fun year. It is one of my best years and I am really enjoying the journey. I feel refreshed, encouraged, and alive.
With five and a quarter more months you have ample time to (re)focus and pursue the life you want to for this year. #Recalculate #Adventure #OhThePlacesYoullGo

Morning Leaders – First Time Sharer

Morning Leaders. I find it super interesting when I meet people for the first time and they share a great deal about their accomplishments and how amazing they are. Self-promotion is cool but when you can’t stop talking about all the amazing things you do in our first conversation I get a little skeptical. Because I am a great listener I get to hear their story and learn about them. Over the past twenty years these are some of the things I learned beneath the surface about these generous first-time sharers:
1) They are trying their best to impress others.
2) They really love themselves (some even on that Kanye level).
3) They want to keep you distracted so you don’t see the real them.
4) They don’t have many friends and are actively seeking engagement/connection.
5) They’re afraid of intimacy and would rather stay surface.

Have you had similar experience with generous first-time sharers? What have you learned?