Tag: encouragement

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L.I.S.T.E.N.—T is for Teamwork

“A leader expresses genuine interest in and is curious about others’ hopes, dreams, and visions for the organization and for the personal lives of those they lead. Acknowledge what they say. Respond positively to their needs and desires, to their ideas. They will trust you, begin to express their thoughts, and respect you more and more.”…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.— S is for Service

“Human-centric leadership skills, used daily, brings out the best in everyone. Human-centric leaders believe they can learn from others, no matter who they are or what position they hold in the organization.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—I is for Impassioned

“If you ask those you lead how they’d like to be treated, and then intentionally listen to their answers and respectfully consider them, you will have the beginning of a transformed culture that helps people be excited and enthusiastic about their work.“ —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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An Olympian Feat

In the middle of this fortnight of the 2022 Winter Olympics, we’ve been reading and hearing about a distinctive shift in attitudes and reactions to and by the athletes, related to their mental and emotional health. Recent commentaries and articles attribute this shift to when Simone Biles, arguably the world’s best gymnast, dropped out of…
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The Party Wouldn’t be a Party Without You

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” —Dr. Seuss   “So, you…just listen?” We certainly didn’t expect the response we received…
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Tony Campolo’s story called “Not Cured, Healed.”

He Was Healed Tony Campolo tells a story about being in a church in Oregon where he was asked to pray for a man who had cancer. Campolo prayed boldly for the man’s healing. That next week he got a telephone call from the man’s wife. She said, “You prayed for my husband. He had cancer.”…
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A Story That Heals

Since we started Someone To Tell It To nearly two years ago, we have made it a habit or a spiritual practice/discipline of reading together, to learn, to grow, and we hope, to impart wisdom and encouragement to others who need it. One of the books we have been reading lately is a book by…
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This is What I Have Been Waiting For

Why are you crying?  I just think I never expected this kind of response.  This is kind of my dream.     from “Britain’s Got Talent”     There’s a video that’s exploded on YouTube recently, getting over 2 million views so far.  It’s of a young British woman named Alice Fredenham and her audition on Britain’s Got…
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Why do we have to die?

Why do we have to die?  To make life important. ~unknown We attended a funeral together this morning; a funeral of someone connected to many of our friends and people we know.  The service was in many ways a celebration, one that lifted up the legacy of this person’s life.  The message most strongly conveyed…
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