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Integrity, Authenticity & Finding Your Authentic Self

“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau Integrity, Authenticity & Finding Your Authentic Self For years we have talked ad nauseum about integrity. It seems to be a non-negotiable or a must have in any situation, corporate vision statement, or personal mission…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Integrity & Authenticity

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Integrity & Authenticity A section from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™ coming out later this year. Integrity & Authenticity Years ago when I was married, my wife and I were going through a rough patch and so we separated for a while.…

The Art of Listening vs. The Ignorance of Interrupting

The Art of Listening vs. The Ignorance of Interrupting 72 Interruptions … Yes, count them! Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine interrupted his opponent or the debate moderator 72 times in  a 90 minute period. That’s once every 75 seconds! He wasn’t interested in debating, he had an agenda and he was driving it home. He…

Leadership Faux Pas #9 – Confusing Humility With Humiliation

Leadership Faux Pas #9 – Confusing Humility With Humiliation “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” ― C.S.Lewis Sometimes leaders confuse humility with humiliation. Look up the definition for humiliation and you will see words like … embarrassment, shame, indignity, and degradation. Look up the definition of humility…

Putting Yourself Out There: When Authenticity and Risk Collide!

This is a story about a book, a book about what happens when authenticity and risk collide. I started writing my soon to be released book, I Could Love No One Until I Loved Me in early 2009. At the time, I was going through a pretty traumatic time in my life. It was the onset of what some called the ‘second depression’ and my business had been significantly impacted. In what felt like a matter of days, we went from having our best year ever to having one of our worst … overnight.

Honestly … Can We Talk About Truthfulness?

With what seems like a continual flow of untruthfulness from our politicians and the media, is it any wonder that we have become numb to truthfulness. “Reality” television shows retake scenes until they get it to a point that will captivate the audience … and in doing so they move further away from the truth and further away from reality. Whether it is by omission or the careful selection of one’s words … being untruthful is the same as lying!