Family and Faith

IBM Executive Takes Leadership Personally

Whatever happened to personal accountability and responsibility? It’s become too easy to point the finger, pass the buck or ask for the handout.  In a world that has conditioned us with ‘easy-way-outs’ and ‘feel good entitlements’, we’ve lost a sense of what it means to take responsibility. This week’s executive interview spotlights IBM Technology Solutions…

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6 Words That Changed This Entrepreneur’s Life Forever

Entrepreneurs and founders of startup businesses are no stranger to obstacles.  They live with them.  They wrestle with them. Day in and day out. As founders of startup businesses venture into unchartered waters, make decisions riddled with ambiguity and essentially build something from nothing, they are constantly in the mode of ‘finding a way to…

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7 Tenets Shape How This Leader Builds His Family

It’s a rarity to find executives who are required – and able – to manage both the strategic and tactical components of business.  In most cases, the strategy is delegated to the tactical team, right? Not the case for a business owner.  It’s all in their hands.  And with it, comes enormous responsibility and stress. As…

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Top-Tier Principal Prepares Tomorrow’s Leaders

It’s back to school time in Georgia. For some of us, too soon, for others – not soon enough!  With backpacks stocked, school supplies purchased, and new clothes ready to go, the new school year is in full swing. Perhaps you’ve already met your child’s teacher(s), but how much do you know about the leadership…

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24 Top Leaders Give Advice On Juggling Career and Family

You already know CircleMakers™ for our business strategy consulting and coaching services.  What you might not know is how passionate we are in sharing the message that personal growth always precedes business growth. It was the late Stephen Covey who said, “the key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” As…

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Can Exercise Really Make You A Better Leader?

What does building your body have to do with building organizations and people? After cultivating a life-long passion and habit for a fitness regimen as well as an always on, “watch-what-you-eat” discipline, let me give you my personal opinion in one word: Everything. Here’s the deal.  You can get the science-backed detail and the case…

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Here’s What Mom Doesn’t Realize

This article was adopted from a popular post I authored exactly one year ago today, entitled One Word For Mom.  You can read the original here.  My one word has not changed – in fact, I am even more passionate about it. Once again, with Mother’s Day weekend upon us, I have given time and…

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3 Words That Will Change Your Marriage Forever

Over 500 years ago, Hernan Cortes took 600 Spaniard warriors on boats to the Yucatan Peninsula on a quest to conquer Mexico.  They arrived with very little in terms of weapons, armor or resources, but they had a very clear strategic direction. Amazingly, it was 3 words that Cortes proclaimed to his men that ultimately…

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Will You Go There With Them?

This is not the first time I’ve posted an article with a heading picture of my kids, nor will it be the last.  If nothing else, a picture of children having this kind of fun evokes a certain uncapped potential for growth that can be very invigorating and fulfilling. Children exemplify what it’s like to…

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