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Ditch the Emerald City: Why True Leaders Step Out From the Curtain
February 14th, 2024

The Wizard of Oz may have been pulling levers and projecting smoke and mirrors, but that wouldn’t make him a very effective leader. In today’s dynamic world, the “man behind the curtain” approach simply doesn’t work. True leaders understand that inspiration stems from visibility, trust from approachability, and connection from relatability. Just like Dorothy needed to see the Wizard face-to-face to gain courage, your team needs to experience you as a real, accessible human to truly follow and be motivated. So, how do you shed the illusion and step out from the shadows? Here are 5 ways... Continue Reading

February 14th, 2024
The Tyranny of Perfection: Why Striving for 100% Can Cost You More Than It’s Worth
February 3rd, 2024
The Tyranny Of Perfection: Why Striving For 100% Can Cost You More Than It’s Worth &Raquo; The Tyranny Of Perfection 650X366 1

In a world obsessed with hustle culture and #winning, the pressure to achieve perfection is omnipresent. We push ourselves to the limit, fueled by the belief that anything less than perfect is failure. But what if this relentless pursuit of flawlessness is actually holding us back? What if, in our quest for the unattainable 100%, we’re sacrificing the perfectly good 80% that could be more than enough? Consider the Cost The truth is, striving for perfection comes at a steep price. It leads to: Burnout and exhaustion: The constant pressure to be perfect takes a toll on our mental and physical... Continue Reading

February 3rd, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies for Blending Personal Brand and Leadership in Business
January 20th, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies For Blending Personal Brand And Leadership In Business &Raquo; Building Your Dual Identity 650X366 1

In today’s competitive landscape, effective leadership isn’t just about driving results; it’s about building trust, inspiring vision, and establishing yourself as a recognized authority. This is where the concept of personal branding for leaders comes into play. It’s about crafting a unique and authentic image that resonates with your audience, both within and outside your organization. But for business owners and managers, the challenge lies in blending this personal brand with the leadership persona your role demands. So, how do you navigate this dual identity and leverage it for optimum... Continue Reading

January 20th, 2024
Unmasking the Saboteurs Within: Identifying and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
December 19th, 2023
Unmasking The Saboteurs Within: Identifying And Overcoming Limiting Beliefs &Raquo; Limiting Beliefs

Have you ever dreamt of something big, a goal burning bright, only to have a little voice whisper, “Not for you,” snuffing out that flame before it could flicker? Chances are, you’ve encountered a limiting belief – a sneaky internal thought that acts as a mental roadblock, preventing us from reaching our full potential. What are these sneaky saboteurs? Limiting beliefs are essentially fixed and negative convictions we hold about ourselves, our abilities, or the world around us. They’re often formed in childhood, through experiences, societal messages, or self-deprecating comparisons.... Continue Reading

December 19th, 2023
Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are
December 18th, 2023
Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are &Raquo; Chicken Little 03 Facebook Cover Timeline Banner For Fb

<img width="650" height="240" src="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb.jpg?fit=650%2C240&ssl=1" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Chicken Little courtesy Disney Corp" style="margin-bottom: 10px" data-attachment-id="3432" data-permalink="https://dougthorpe.com/making-things-bigger-than-they-really-are/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb.jpg?fit=850%2C314&ssl=1"... Continue Reading

December 18th, 2023
Leadership Playlist Built by Experience
December 16th, 2023
Leadership Playlist Built By Experience &Raquo; 65350454 S

<img width="450" height="300" src="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/65350454_s.jpg?fit=450%2C300&ssl=1" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Great Play List" style="margin-bottom: 10px" data-attachment-id="3463" data-permalink="https://dougthorpe.com/leadership-playlist-tapestry/65350454_s/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/65350454_s.jpg?fit=450%2C300&ssl=1" data-orig-size="450,300" data-comments-opened="1"... Continue Reading

December 16th, 2023
Holistic Coaching: Empowering Individuals to Achieve Wholeness
December 6th, 2023
Holistic Coaching: Empowering Individuals To Achieve Wholeness &Raquo; 135170018 M Normal None

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, individuals often find themselves seeking a sense of balance and fulfillment in their lives. Holistic coaching emerges as a transformative approach that guides individuals towards achieving overall well-being by addressing various aspects of their lives, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Unlike traditional coaching that focuses on specific goals, holistic coaching embraces a comprehensive approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of all aspects of an individual’s being. This approach acknowledges that changes in... Continue Reading

December 6th, 2023
5 Mistakes Most New Managers Make – And How to Avoid Them
November 19th, 2023
5 Mistakes Most New Managers Make – And How To Avoid Them &Raquo; Search1

For anyone who is now working in their first-ever management role, you know things can be tough. No doubt you have already made a few mistakes (at least YOU think they are). Well if you haven’t done these 5 things, your management career is well on its way to a successful run. 1. Dropping the Ball –  Every business unit is organized for a reason. Granted some reasons may be better than others,  but there is a reason in there somewhere. Think of this as “The Ball”. When you become a first time manager you never want to drop the Ball. Learn what the reason may be for your team to exist.... Continue Reading

November 19th, 2023
5 Strategies to Make Employees More Productive and Engaged
November 16th, 2023
5 Strategies To Make Employees More Productive And Engaged &Raquo; Daily Musings

This is a recent post by a good friend and fellow coach, Mike Lejeune. Mike is a senior HR professional who has coached and mentored hundreds of key officers across a wide variety of industries. He hosts his own blog called “Simple Leadership“. Here is his post. On most Fridays, Tommie, my wife, and I grab dinner and a movie to wind down from the hectic pace of trying to run our own businesses balanced with church and civic obligations. She has wanted to see “A Better Life” for weeks but it kept sliding to the bottom of the selection list. I’m glad it finally made it to the top because... Continue Reading

November 16th, 2023
The Paradox of Success: When Too Much Achievement Becomes a Burden
November 1st, 2023
The Paradox Of Success: When Too Much Achievement Becomes A Burden &Raquo; The Paradox Of Success

<img width="650" height="366" src="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/THE-PARADOX-OF-SUCCESS.png?fit=650%2C366&ssl=1" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="paradox of success" style="margin-bottom: 10px" data-attachment-id="22191" data-permalink="https://dougthorpe.com/the-paradox-of-success-when-too-much-achievement-becomes-a-burden/the-paradox-of-success/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/THE-PARADOX-OF-SUCCESS.png?fit=1280%2C720&ssl=1"... Continue Reading

November 1st, 2023