Repurpose Fear

Why do so many of us let fear stop us from taking that next step? Why do leaders allow fear to strip them of forward motion?

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Deb Gorton
A Little Validation Goes A Long Way

Validation gives the people around you - those you influence - a sense of worth. Now mind you, as leaders we are not responsible for the self-worth of those we lead. However, we must acknowledge and act on the reality that we have the privilege of reflecting back to those in our inner circles the merit of their presence. 

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Deb Gorton
Steward Well

As a leader, how often do you challenge yourself to steward well what you’ve been given? Be honest, how often do you even consider yourself a steward in the position you are in?

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Deb Gorton
Antsy Pants

One of the most significant common denominators among leaders is the responsibility of decision-making. Leaders are required to make decisions, often big, influential decisions, on a regular basis. Knowing how we make decisions is a crucial element to greater than leadership, and the force behind decision-making is usually motivation.

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Deb Gorton
The Four Horsemen

I got asked a tough question the other day; something that spoke somewhat to my character and, when I stopped to think about it, my leadership abilities. My immediate response was to become uncomfortable, to shift and squirm internally as I wrestled with the reality of what was being asked. Then it happened… I got defensive.

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Deb Gorton
"Color Brave"

I’m grateful to have been invited in to a number of conversations on diversity lately. What does it look like to pursue diversity in the marketplace, in our communities, in our inner circles? This is a critical question to ask yourself as a leader. This is a critical question to ask yourself period.

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Deb Gorton
Be Intentional

In the world of leadership it’s easy to get caught up in task-orientation. I can’t tell you how many leaders I’ve worked with or know that share stories of email inboxes that go from 0 to 5,072 when left unchecked for 30 minutes.

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Deb Gorton
Purpose, Schmurpose

I’ve noticed something miraculous happens when I put my smartphone down for a few minutes. I encounter humanity. But before I go there, let me start with something else.

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Deb Gorton
Duck, Duck, Lead

We all remember that childhood game of walking slowly around the circle, taping the head of each anxious child poised to spring out of their seat with one change of a word; eyeing each kid with a bit of mischief combined with indifference, practicing our best poker faces until suddenly….GOOSE!

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Deb Gorton