Vision: Seeing is Believing

Big thinking precedes great achievement. The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.    – Helen Keller   Vision, not sight. Our vision can change our behavior. Also, vision can change the world. In fact, it has: Dr. Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream” speech; Nelson Mandela,…

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The Emotional Intelligence Breakthrough

When I ask you to think of a great leader who has Emotional Intelligence (EQ), who comes to mind? Nearly everyone I’ve posed this question to says it is a challenging question to answer. Informal polling responses include: Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, and Princess Diana. Maybe the question seems so difficult because people…

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Are You Low On the Resilience Gene?

Life is never perfect, so overcoming challenges often becomes necessary both for basic survival and to achieve our biggest goals. That’s where resilience comes into play. When we think about resilience, images of grit, strength, toughness, and perseverance often come to mind. This resistant aspect of resilience seems to get most of the attention. With…

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Rising with Confidence

Does your confidence influence your ability to lead? Aretha Franklin seemed to think so when she said: “If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.”   “Use your voice.” “Stand up tall.” “Make eye contact.” “Sit at the table.” “I’ve got this!” These are some of the phrases…

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Finding the Genius Within

As a society, we often focus on what is bad or wrong, and this is no more evident than when listening to the evening news, looking at comments on our work reviews, or watching a televised sports event.   Regardless of the sport, how often have we heard the sports commentator critique a basketball player’s…

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3 V’s to Empowering Every Employee: Vision – Value – Voice

empowered employee presenting - Team Aureus

Let’s start by crushing the #1 myth about empowerment: We can’t empower others! That’s right, we can’t empower others, but we can build trusting relationships and create environments that facilitate self-empowerment. People have the power within, but sometimes they need someone, or an experience, to cultivate and develop the skill of self-empowerment.   There are…

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Welcome to Team Aureus™

Welcome to the Team Aureus blog!   I love helping youth, parents, families, teams, organizations and underrepresented groups achieve their biggest goals, and I’m excited to share my experiences and expertise through this platform.  We’re all capable of performing our best more often, and I’ve been blessed to have made a career out of educating…

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