• Discover Your Leadership Voice

    5 Voices

    How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead.
    At GiANT we believe every voice deserves to be heard. Everyone can add value. Most of the time, however, certain voices dominate the airwaves and don't create an environment for everyone to bring their best. With the power of the 5 Voices, you can finally understand 1) what your voice is, 2) what it's like to be on the other side of your leadership, and 3) how to value the voices of those around you. This is crucial for building a high-performing team and establishing healthy relationships in each circle of influence. Discover your voice and unlock your potential to influence others.

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Thinking Higher Than Tasks

The more I am with leaders the more I realize that people are decidedly driven by the tasks in their world rather than driving them. Last week I talked with a leader who was worn down because he didn’t have time to think strategically due to the many meetings he had on his calendar. I […]

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Those Who Prove, Lose

Over the past few weeks I have run in to a number of old relationships who knew me in another stage of life and another decade. They knew the more immature me and probably have me pegged as that same cocky guy who was trying to prove that he was some body important. As we […]

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Careful the Bitter Root

A root is a part of the body of a plant anchoring the plant and absorbing nutrients and moisture. The ideal role of the root is to be the supply channel to the plant.  A bitter root brings up toxins that are down deep in the soil, which then poisons the plant. In the same way, human beings have […]

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Heart Goal

What if one of your goals for the year was to keep your heart from becoming hard?   Some people grow softer with age, enjoying the changes of seasons and rolling with the punches that inevitably appear in the every day circumstances of life. Other people grow more bitter and cynical. The pain of the last […]

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Anticipating Change

Is it possible to anticipate change as you stare into the next season of life? I think it is. Anticipation is basically proactive thinking – preparing for what might be around the bend. This preparation causes you to be aware and ready for changes and respond to them appropriately. Having the proper response to a […]

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2016 GiANT Guide to the New Year

Start 2016 Off Right “Before you lead others – you must first lead yourself.” Friends, We all have the potential to raise our leadership capacity. Being a leader doesn’t just happen at work, but it happens in every circle of influence: ourselves, our families, our teams, our organizations, and our communities. At GiANT, we work […]

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Practical Guide to End of Year Thinking

For the past several years I have taken a day to do something so tedious, yet therapeutic, that sets the tone for the next year. If you try it, I will guarantee you that it will help you make better decisions in the new year. Here is what I do – I review every single meeting […]

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  As we think, so we do. Lower thoughts lead to lower living. Higher thoughts lead to higher living. When I say higher, I don’t mean to presume that you are higher than other people or to think too highly of yourself. Rather, I mean for you to look above the clouds and not to […]

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Why Relational Intelligence Gives You a Competitive Advantage

Excerpt from a 5 Gears article written by Lisa Evans from Fast Company. Imagine you’re having coffee with a prospective client and the entire time you’re talking, you’re simultaneously replying to texts and emails. You’re talking to the client with your mouth, but your eyes are on your phone. You may think your solutions to […]

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The End and The Beginning

December is upon us. It’s the close of one year and the start of another. Both the season of life and type of business you are in typically determine the way you view this “year-end” time. For some, your year revolves around your kid’s calendars, so your new year truly begins in August/September when school starts. […]

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