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Calm Down and Carry On

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed or stressed that you can't think straight?  Do you have days when your mind feels so cluttered that you can't fit in another chore, project or appointment even if you wanted to?

When our minds are filled with worry, stress and overwhelm, we operate from an emotional part of our mind that prevents us from making decisions or taking actions that serve our best interest.  It is easy to lose confidence during stressful times.  We just don't know which way to ...
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Quiet Leadership: The High-Performance Secret

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : Leadership 
When we think of leadership, we think of the commanding, visionary person who takes charge in a time of crisis and leads his company to victory when all seems lost.  Although this type of leader is what we think of most there's another form of leadership that ultimately may be more effective at achieving high performance.  It's called "quiet leadership".

One of the primary traits of quiet leadership is leading by example, and eliciting the behavior you want by demonstrating it, rather than jus...
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Mentoring - The Best Kept Secret

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Leadership 

Mentoring is one of the most valuable tools we have available to us and it is one of the most misunderstood and underutilized.  I attribute having a successful 30+ year career to the many mentors I had along the way. 


Some I didn’t realize were mentors at the time.  Like my Dad.  My first job in corporate America, I carpooled with my Dad every day.  Looking back, I realize many of those commutes were mentoring sess...


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Leadership--It's All In Your Mind

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Monday, June 6, 2011, In : Leadership 

Do you think of yourself as a leader?  Do you enjoy leading?  As you were growing up, did people tell you that you had natural leadership qualities?

If you don't see yourself as a leader, know that you are leading and probably don't even know it.  Why?  Because we are all leaders simply because of our influence.  Whatever you believe, think, value, feel, or say influences your behavior. These are all the result of your mindset, and your mindset...


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