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What We Appreciate communication compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson 

 

People want to work with those who truly value them, right? 

When leaders show gratitude, it’s highly impactful and sets the tone for...

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If people have to follow you, how do you know youโ€™re a good leader? communication compassionate impact tips

by Aubrey Patterson

 

A few months ago, our team dove into deep thinking mode on a tough question:

If people have to follow you, how do you know you’re a good leader?

Like so many times...

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Swing Thoughts communication compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson

 

It's very common for a golf pro to ask a student, “What's your swing thought?”

Swing thoughts are the messages in golfers' heads as they address the...

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Changing a Crabby Culture compassionate culture

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Leaders understand that a positive culture relies most upon the person in the mirror.

Modeling a positive attitude is a choice we have every day,...

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Seeking Feedback communication compassionate constructive courageous culture

by Melody Stacy

 

There’s a well-known parable of blind men who, having never seen an elephant, approach one and begin feeling various parts.

One concludes, feeling the tusk,...

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Touch People Before Paper communication compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson

 

What do you do upon entering your workspace each morning? 

We can choose how we show up. We also have it within our control to...

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Staying Curious communication compassionate constructive courageous impact tips

by Melody Stacy

 

Curiosity killed the cat.

A useful illustration of why we shouldn’t be nosing around in situations that don’t involve us? Maybe. But as leaders, we may want...

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Dandelions and Orchids compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson

 

It is widely accepted that we are a product of both nature and nurture.

In an influential academic paper in 2005, Dr. Tom Boyce and Dr. Bruce...

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I Can Count on You! compassionate constructive

by Aubrey Patterson

 

When others express that they can count on us, it is one of the best compliments we can ever receive.

Being dependable, reliable, and consistent are qualities...

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Let's Brighten 2022! compassionate constructive courageous impact tips

by Melody Stacy and Aubrey Patterson 

 

It’s that time of year.

A time for deep introspection.

A time for a celebration of the hopeful optimism of all that’s possible in the...

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Leading with Gratitude communication compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Early in life, most of us are taught to count our blessings, but this lesson all too often fails to become a habit. When calamity knocks on our door, many of us are not...

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Clarity and a Kind Voice communication compassionate

by Aubrey Patterson

 

The scenario you're about to read is all too familiar, but are you fortunate enough to know someone who leads like Carla?

Like a Duck

The day is just beginning. The...

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The Highlight Reel: The Stories We Tell Ourselves compassionate impact tips

 by Aubrey Patterson

 

In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article that found the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, of which 80% are negative...

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Staying True to Your Dreams compassionate constructive

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Are you chasing someone else's dream?

Perhaps you're fighting your battles while wearing that person's armour?

Stay true to your dreams

Our first dreams are almost...

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Making Practices Practical: Building and Sustaining a Positive Culture compassionate

by Dr. Danielle Bosanec

 

For many school leaders, the busy nature of their day-to-day schedules can make it difficult to focus on school culture. But over the long term, it is critical to...

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