Optimism: A Vital Part of Resilience

“The sun will come out tomorrow!” Little Orphan Annie Optimism is a vital part of resilience. With out optimism it is difficult to move through tough time, particularly these past few months. In this article I will show you how optimism is a vital part of resilience. Could it be that we are beginning to […]

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COVID-19: Leading Out of the Crisis!

COVID-19 Leadership Tips Whether you are leading yourself, your family, or your workgroup, here are 5 Tips to improve your leadership abilities. Remember all of the articles, posts, sermons, and presentations on Vision 20/20 we heard in the last quarter of last year, not to mentions the new year’s messages from presidents to preachers. Who […]

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COVID-19: How to Effectively Lead in a Crisis

Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet existand the ability to communicate it.Simon Sinek What is leadership? It is the ability to influence others. In a review of leadership in high risk, often life and death situations, Thomas Kolditz and Donna Brazil (2005) concluded that authentic leadership is most valuable. Authentic […]

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Use Active Optimism to Push Back Fear & Doubt!

What makes people move through tough times? In my last post, I talked about resilience and its importance in being an overcome in life. Resilient, tenacious people make things happen. My friend and mentor, Dr. George Evelry has made it his life mission to understand resilience and the impact it has on people. In his […]

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Avoid 6 Stinking Thinking Traps

(c) 2014 John Thurman 6 Thinking Styles to Avoid by John Thurman Have you ever noticed how quickly your mind can get distracted? Things seem to be just fine and then out of nowhere you begin to have these intrusive, negative thoughts? Thankfully, it is a problem nearly every human being experiences from time to […]

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