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Key To Success For Leadership – Jump Off The Management Water Slide Ride

June 17, 2019
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As a professional speaker, I speak on the topics of leadership and employee engagement at conferences for all types of organizations including health care, transit, education, and more. My focus is on how to find, engage, and keep top talent by building a DREAM-to-DO culture. Find Out More About Kent Julian’s Speaking When building a…

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5 Big Questions For Your Goal Setting Template

May 30, 2019
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It’s a perfect day. The weather is warming up. I’m listening to my Jason Mraz station on Pandora. In a few hours, our family is going to spend some quality time together by taking our dog Buzzy on a convertible ride. To top it off, I’m thinking through the goals I set for this year. Every…

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5 Reasons Taking Time Off Is a Key to Success

April 26, 2019
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Surprise, surprise! I’m an avid student of success. I read books and blogs about success. I listen to podcasts on success. And when I meet people who are truly successful, one of my first actions is to ask them to lunch in order to learn more about their secrets to success. Over the years I’ve…

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John Maxwell’s Thoughts on Success – From Accidental Growth to Intentional Growth

April 14, 2019
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Now that the weather is feeling nicer, I have been spending more time on our back deck. The other day, while leading my life from quiet, I read a number of thoughts on success from the vantage point of several different authors. One article in Success Magazine by John Maxwell really grabbed my attention. In…

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THAT DAY Strategy – Key to Success

March 31, 2019
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In most of the keynote presentations I give to leaders and educators, I share the following key to success, which I also try to live out in my own life and leadership. The Key Variable to Success So often leaders look for the right strategy or the right program to improve their services or gain…

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If You’ve Never Failed, You’re Not On The Road To Success

March 3, 2019
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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut on your road to success? Or worse … do you feel like you’ve hit a dead end? Or even worse … perhaps you feel like you’ve taken a U-turn. Instead of traveling the road to success, you’re journeying down a path towards failure. Related posts:…

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Personal Success When Life Doesn’t Go According To Plan (E+R=O)

February 16, 2019
Overcoming Obstacles by Living E+R=O

Personal success is easy as long as life goes according to plan. But what happens when life throws you a curveball? When instead of sunny days, the forecast holds stormy clouds? Sure, it’s easy to live it forward as long as everything is going smoothly. But when you hit a few bumps along the way,…

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5 Keys To Success – Lessons Learned From Stephen Covey

January 30, 2019
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One of my heroes passed away several years ago. Although I never met Dr. Stephen Covey, he has been one of the 5 most influential people in my life via his writings and speaking. To honor his life and legacy, here are 5 Keys To Success I’ve learned from Stephen Covey that I strive to apply…

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The Bullhorn of Your Actions

January 21, 2019
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The Bullhorn of Your Actions — The #1 Key To Success The following phrase is definitely a key to success: What we believe in is evidenced by the steps we take, not just by the words we say. Did you catch that? What we believe in is evidenced by the STEPS we take, not just by the…

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Turn ME Upside Down!

January 6, 2019
Turn ME Upside Down - 3 Keys to Success in Leadership

Turn ME Upside Down − Key to Success in Leadership About 35-40 times each year, I have the privilege of being the opening or closing keynote speaker at conferences across the United States. Recently I spoke at a leadership conference where the theme was: Turn ME Upside Down! The idea was, as leaders, one of our main roles is…

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