The Goal, Not the Role

The Law of the Big Picture says, the goal is more important than the role.

Leaders at the highest level understand the Law of the Big Picture. Think of winning teams throughout history and how they came together to defeat their opponents. Maybe it was a football game or a winning team at work...

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The Art of Leadership Learning

The best leaders I (Cindy) know have learned the Art of Leadership as much or more than the Science of Leadership. 

The Art of Leadership Learning is the intuitive piece of gaining the right skills to lead effectively.  It’s not the Science of Leadership, although that is...

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The Mission of Leadership

Leaders offer growth and development options because they want the best for their people. As leaders, we have a responsibility to build our people and the way our people are built shows up in our culture every day. If we build values of service, integrity, accountability, responsibility, this...

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LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 Announces Valorie Burton as a Keynote Speaker!

Join us on October 22nd for LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 hosted by Dove Development & Consulting at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia to hear from Valorie during this leadership development experience. Grab your ticket today and don't miss her bio below.  Plus, check out the entire...

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Get Excited to Hear from Jamie Kern Lima at LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021!

Jamie has a story that resonates in the hearts of most!  Join us on October 22nd for LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 hosted by Dove Development & Consulting at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia to hear from Jamie during this leadership development experience. Grab your ticket today and...

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Learn More About John C. Maxwell as a LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 Speaker!

Announcing John C. Maxwell as he bookends the 7th Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 simulcast event bringing world class thought leaders to the table. Hosted by Dove Development & Consulting, we personally invite you to this leadership development experience!

You can check out John's recent...

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The Hard Truth About Tough Decisions

“Wanting everyone to be happy and making tough decisions were incompatible tasks.”

 - John Maxwell

I (Cindy) remember reading this quote early in my leadership journey and realizing there’s my problem!  I was attempting to keep people happy while making tough...

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Like It or Not, That’s How It’s Gonna Be… Really?

Have you ever been told that by a company you’ve done business with? Like it or not, that’s how it's gonna be… Have you ever heard a supervisor say something like this to one of their employees? Have you ever been that employee???

I remember being told something very similar to...

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Turn the Ripples into Waves!

In closing the last post, I shared a brief warning about the weight of the responsibility that comes with an expanded reach. Since you’ve chosen to read this, I’m going to assume you’re willing to carry that load called leadership… Well done!

So how do we turn those...

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A Ripple Effect...

As I shared in the last blog, each decision we make will result in consequences that reach farther than we typically expect. Sometimes those consequences are far worse than we ever imagined, but there are also times where the footprint we leave makes a positive impact on people we may never know!...

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Was That What You Were Hoping For?

Spending time in a garage won’t make you a car any more than sitting in a nice office will make you a leader… I closed the last blog by promising to dig into some of the consequences we can expect to see depending on whether we choose The Harder Right or the Easier Wrong when...

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The Harder Right or the Easier Wrong?

I worked with teams across North America for more than a decade, providing them with practical tools that would help them interact with their coworkers in a way that could lead to changing behavior and reducing the risk of workplace injury. Where safety was involved, it nearly always boiled down...

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