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Mapping Your Leadership Style

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’re told we must lead from the front. After all, leaders lead, and what better way to lead than by pointing the way forward, right? The belief that leaders always lead from the front is a misconception in today’s entrepreneurial culture. Leaders are not only found at “the top,” but […]

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Do You Have to Lead from the Front if You’re Leading a Team?

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As leaders and business owners – and, well, humans – most of us will experience burnout at some point in our lives and careers. Leadership burnout is increasingly common, and entrepreneur burnout is coming in a close second. In fact, studies have shown that in 2022 nearly 60% of leaders say they feel drained and […]

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How to Fill Your Cup and Prevent Leader Burnout with Amber Zaricor of the Fill Your Cup Conference

Amber Zaricor of Fill Your Cup Conference

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One year ago today I was preparing for my first maternity leave as a business owner. As an entrepreneur, I had no idea what to expect from creating my own maternity leave and there really weren’t any resources available for how to prepare for a maternity leave as an entrepreneur. There still isn’t.  I was […]

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How I Prepped for a 5-Month Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

maternity leave as a business owner

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What we believe becomes how we act, and our actions shape our reality. Therefore, in a way, what you believe to be true inevitably becomes true. This is why our inner critic is such a powerful voice, and why affirmations can be transformational for us as leaders.  In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead […]

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3 Leadership Affirmations that Will Infuse More Joy in Your Team

affirmations

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How often do you as a leader feel like you’re “winging it?” You’d never admit that to your team, of course, but there’s an underlying worry saying, “if only they knew. They’re going to realize it soon enough.” Without a leadership development plan, this is likely your norm. Listen to the Episode, or Read On! […]

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Become a Wildly Better Leader by Creating a Leadership Development Plan

leadership development plan

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We all want to be a better leader, but it’s hard to picture what it’s like to experience our leadership – right? We try to communicate better, to have more team meetings, to ask our team members how they are doing, but at the end of the day we’re left wondering if it’s even enough. […]

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5 Things Your Team Members Aren’t Telling You – and How to Be A Better Leader for Them

be a better leader

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Following a difficult postpartum season, I went on an unintentional but amazing social media sabbatical. That social media sabbatical lasted about 9 months and helped me heal from anxiety and overwhelm in my life. Taking a social media sabbatical was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a business owner, mom, partner, and human […]

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5 Things I Did On My Social Media Sabbatical that Helped Me Obliterate Overwhelm

social media sabbatical

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If you’re like me, you love a good personality test. Give me the enneagram, the DiSC, the Kolbe, StrengthsFinders, Myers Briggs any day, and that list can go on and on. But, I’ve spoken before about the detriments weaving in a personality test too early in your hiring process can have.  So today on the […]

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When Should Personality Tests be Used in the Workplace? (Hint: it’s NOT in your hiring process)

when to use personality tests when hiring

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As a work-from-home mom, time for focused work is precious and scarce. Here’s how I added over 15 hours of quality work time each week with this simple morning routine. Discover the Simple Morning Routine that Changed my Week for Good! It’s simple, I get up earlier! But don’t leave me yet – here’s how […]

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How I Added 15+ Hours of Focused Work to My Week with This Simple Morning Routine

simple morning routine

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Hiring a team as an entrepreneur is an exciting adventure, but how do you get ready to make your first hire?  Maybe you’re wondering if you have what it takes to lead, or, maybe you’re worried about skipping a crucial step in the process and dealing with those repercussions later on. Perhaps deeper than that, […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Ready to Make Your First Hire

get ready to make your first hire

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