Leading Edge: The Future of Parenting in America: Why I Joined the John Maxwell Team

The Future of Parenting in America:  Why I Joined the John Maxwell Team   You Can Successfully Parent Teens You can successfully parent teens even in the midst of a culture that is facing very challenging times. The problems that our youth are facing today are catastrophic. Teenage suicide is at an all-time high. Other

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Leading Edge: Powerful Strategies for Taking Charge

Powerful Strategies for Taking Charge Don’t Settle for Anything Less From the book Today Matters, I would like to share with you two attributes that changed the way I operate in both my business and personal life. The first attribute is in Chapter 7 – Today’s THINKING Gives Me an Advantage. Have you ever acted

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Leading Edge: A Millennial’s Approach to Advice

A Millennial’s Approach to Advice Have you ever heard anything like, “you should do…”  “Let me tell you…” “If you want my advice I would…” “In my opinion…” “You can’t do…” As a millennial, it can feel like you are getting unsolicited advice at every turn, especially if you are a mom with two kids

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Leading Edge: Never Looking Back

In August of 2014, I joined the John Maxwell Team, and my life has never been the same! Back in 2007, I was given my first official leadership role; I was chosen to be the lead instructor of one of the professional development programs offered by my employer, the Samsung Human Resources Development Center.  In

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Leading Edge: Never Looking Back

In August of 2014, I joined the John Maxwell Team, and my life has never been the same! Back in 2007, I was given my first official leadership role; I was chosen to be the lead instructor of one of the professional development programs offered by my employer, the Samsung Human Resources Development Center.  In

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Real Stories, Real Success:
Getting Clear and Leaving Corporate

   Andy Hall spent years in the corporate world, finding that he increasingly felt frustrated and stuck in environments where leadership and personal values weren’t practiced in accordance with his beliefs. In 2013, when he became aware of how the John Maxwell Team could support his desired transition from the corporate world to full-time

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Leading Edge: If you want to be inspired, play the Leadership Game for Teens

Recently, I had an opportunity to play the Leadership Game for Teens at a summer basketball camp held at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley, West Virginia.  Boys and girls—ages 8-14 attended the camp to learn basketball skills and play games. Mixed in between the games were learning opportunities—such as CPR—all with the intent to provide

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Real Stories, Real Success:
Making People Better to Make the World Better

   Up until 2014, Darryl Rivers had spent his entire adult life as part of the government, either in the military or as a police officer.   When he retired in 2014 due to an on-duty injury, Darryl started his own business and was admittedly overwhelmed.  That was when he went back to basics

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Leading Edge: Students of Value Adding Value

Having been an educator for over 23 years, I recently found myself at a crossroads.  After years in the public school system as a teacher, trainer, mentor, and public education advocate, I felt I needed a change.  I had become complacent in a career that was once fulfilling and rewarding, yet challenging and full of

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Leading Edge: Real Conversations, Real Connections, Real Results

Years ago I went to a local chamber of commerce tradeshow. I walked around stopping at different booths and talked to several people. Some of them I knew and others were just acquaintances. Each conversation started more or less in the same way: “Hi, how are you?” or “Hi, how’s it going?” The typical response

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