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Leading Like Lincoln

Have you ever been to Gettysburg? I visited in 2016. I was astonished at how tiny the town was and how large the battlefield was. It’s in a beautiful part of the world – hilly, tree-covered. Its stunning forests, with leaves turning, and enormous grassy fields, harbored no indication of its bloody past. You find them only when you visit the memorials and graves. Today is the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which was delivered at the dedication of the cemetery. His 271 words offer insight into what leading like Lincoln means.

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Building Team America

My fellow Americans… We don’t hear that much anymore, do we? When you look at your neighbors, do you see fellow Americans? Or do you see an enemy? Are you distributing the Ultimate Loser litmus test? (Who did you vote for in 2016 and who are you voting for in 2020?) I am a consultant that builds winning teams, and I have a proposition for you. This is something I have wanted to do for the longest time. I only hope it’s not too late.

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5 Ways to Manage Fear

Here’s a question for you. What if, over this next week, you kept track of how many times you felt fear. Just a simple list on a piece of paper, stating what you were afraid of, why, and what you did about it. And then, at the end of the week, you reviewed your list and crossed off the fears that failed to come to fruition. How many remain? If we tracked our fears like we tracked the number of steps we walk each day, I wonder what we, as collective members of society, would learn.

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