Personal Growth Strategy

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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22 Must-Have Apps For Busy Professionals

Can smartphone apps actually contribute to your personal or professional growth? Absolutely. Approximately 9 months ago, I narrowed down thousands of downloads to list the 13 most effective, smartphone / desktop apps for business professionals and entrepreneurs – all included as part of our 1010 Growth Series.  To say the article was popular would be…

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What’s The Most Important Thing A Leader Must Do?

My wife and daughter used a piece of debris that washed along the Jersey Shore this summer to carve the letters of our last name.  Garretson.  As I flipped through the beach pictures this week, the image stopped me dead in my tracks. And, it should.  There is a story behind that name.  It communicates…

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4 Salty Leadership Lessons From The Beach

Your vacation might be right around the corner.  Mine, on the other hand, is quickly fading in the rear-view mirror. As I reflect on a week of 100 + degrees in Florida with 11 family members (6 under the age of 10) packed in one beach house, juggling different time zones, nap times, food interests…

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Which Kind Of Leadership Describes You?

What is the outcome of leadership? Have you ever given this question any real time or thought?  If you haven’t, stop here and give it 30 seconds.  What words, thoughts, images or things come to mind immediately? Fascinating, isn’t it? This question has been doing somersaults for me over the past few days and I…

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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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