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Mapping Your Leadership Style

Did you know… what you focus on in others affects HOW you interact with them? Your focus affects the expectations you set, your tone, your conversation, and so much more. This is why it’s so important to be a strengths-focused leader.  As Tom Rath wrote in Strengths-Based Leadership, “If you focus on people’s weaknesses, they […]


Strengths-Based Leadership & Building Your Team’s Confidence

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In this episode, Ashton Smith of the Awakening Membership shares her leadership journey, advice for uncovering and leading from your strengths, and cultivating confidence as a leader.  We’re all leaders – no matter if we’re leading teams, a company, in our communities or churches – and the key to awakening your leadership is standing confidently […]


Awakening the Leader Within You with Ashton Smith

Ashton Long Smith

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