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Leaders. What are you doing to build your team?

Are you conscious of HOW you’re leading?

Are you too focused on why people need to have confidence in you rather than confidence in themselves as part of your Leadership Team?

Building a Strong Team

The Summer Olympics begin this week following a one year delay as a result of the COVID pandemic. While we tend to focus on great individual achievements, most athletes are participating as part of an Olympic TEAM, assembled from among athletes with a wide variety of talent and experience.

The Team aspect is most evident in gymnastics, where only two people are automatically selected based on their scores. The others are chosen by the coaches to create a balance of skills so that the TEAM can win the team competition.

Mixed-Gender Events at the Tokyo Olympics

While mixed-gender events are not new to the Olympics, this year, they will be double the number of such events in the 2016 Rio Games.

The total is up to 18 … including swimming, track and field, archery and six more … and it’s a great step forward to integrate the female and male athletes, a scenario leaders face every single moment of every single day.

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People Pleasers. Pay Attention.

Is this you?

Perhaps it’s all of us at one point or another, but it’s not on the path to the success we’d like to achieve.

It can also be linked to imposter syndrome, a condition, simply put, in which people feel their talents are inadequate to the goals they wish to achieve. From there, it’s easy to default to pleasing people instead.

Simple answer? Don’t go there!

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes ….

Not for Fame or Reward
Not for Place or for Rank
Not Lured by Ambition
Not Goaded by Necessity
But in Simple Obedience to Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All
Sacrificed All
Dared All And Died

Today, we pay tribute to the young men and women who defend the freedom we hold so dearly.

It is never more poignant and meaningful than when our men and women are serving overseas in harm’s way.

For me, the quotation above from an Arlington National Cemetery memorial, states exactly why they deserve our respect, admiration and support.

Our soldiers don’t wonder “why”.

They “do their duty” and selflessly accept their mission to defend our freedom and the values we cherish.

Take a moment from your busy day . . . shed a few tears as I always do . . . and remember the sacrifices they have made through the years … and continue to make every day … at great risk … but with an unwavering dedication to the service of their country.

You will truly appreciate the sacrifice made by our valiant men and women in uniform when you watch The National Memorial Day Concert.

They are why we get to do what we do.

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