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Put It Out There: How to Get Closer to No Worries at Work

I’ve found that so often many leaders spend time stressing out or worrying about different things.

Maybe it’s a hard decision they have to make. Maybe it’s something that they worry about with somebody else. Maybe it’s a hard discussion that they have to have, a change. Maybe it’s something that’s unknown.

They keep these things to themselves, they ponder them, they stress out about them, and they worry.

I’ve found, over and over again, that the best thing to do is to put it out there. Go address the person. Go address the problem. Go be honest and open.

People love to know what you’re thinking. People desire the information. And people ultimately want to help solve problems.

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Creating Margin on the Fly for Work Life Balance

Things don’t always go as planned, and even when they do, there are times in our lives when we need to create margin.

Richard Swenson, M.D. describes margin in his book Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives as follows:

Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed beyond that which is needed. It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and suffocating.

If you’ve been paying attention, you have noticed that my blog has been a bit quiet lately.  Simply put, by ramping down my blogging, podcast (yikes, after only one episode), and social media efforts, I was able to create just enough extra time to keep my head above water over the past two weeks.

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How Catholicism Has Shaped My Leadership

How My Faith Has Shaped My Leadership

I’m not one to stand on a soap box.  I’m passionate about my Catholic faith, but I don’t feel a need to confront others with it.  St. Francis is quoted as saying, “Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words.”

I try to live my life in a way that is consistent with my beliefs and allow my actions to speak for who I am.  I’m not out to convert anyone.  I’m out to live in a way that is consistent with what I believe.

This consistency of character is integrity.  Do what you say and say what you do.

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