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Reblog: Professional Growth: Building Relationships, Not Just Connections

Posted in Leadership with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2013 by amandaaanthony

Professional Growth: Building Relationships, Not Just Connections | Linked 2 Leadership http://ow.ly/rko8l #mentor #networking #linkedin

REBLOG @thesuccessking: The Top 10 Reasons Why You Will Never Be Successful

Posted in Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by amandaaanthony

 

RT @thesuccessking: The Top 10 Reasons Why You! Will Never Be Successful – http://t.co/yJL0AXwe

 

REBLOG: Excellent Blog on #Vision, Mission & #Leadership Qualities

Posted in Business, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 15, 2012 by amandaaanthony

 

Excellent Blog on #Vision, Mission & #leadership qualities: Best of L2L Blogazine 2011-2012 (9,10) « Linked 2 Leadership http://ow.ly/cPW6E

 

“Wherever you are, be there.”- Jim Rohn

Posted in Business, Communication, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development, Quotes with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by amandaaanthony

Wherever you are, be there. #JimRohn #leader #motivation #coach

REBLOG-#Leaders: Are You Creating Disgruntled Employees?

Posted in Leadership, Organizational Management, Professional Development, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by amandaaanthony

 

#Leaders: Are You Creating Disgruntled Employees? – Joseph Folkman – Harvard Business Review http://ow.ly/cuIIy #attrition #leadership #management

 

How about a Lighthearted Leadership “Swim” (Inspiration) to Start your Day?

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Work-Life Balance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by amandaaanthony

Ready for a Swim?

One of the benefits of working from home (and for myself) is that having abandoned a very long commute, I gained the opportunity for “me” time early in my day (if I plan it right).  The other morning I went down to the International Swimming Hall of Fame to swim laps, only to find that the pool was closed to the public for a meet. I felt disappointed…but on my ride home, I noticed the ocean was perfectly flat, shining like glass. A moment of guilt bubbled in my belly, imagining going to the beach on a workday; then I decided: this is really a benefit of a flexible schedule & working for myself! So I quickly changed at home & crossed the street to the beach for some quick “laps”.

I dove into the ocean with my goggles & kick board, paddling past the tourists on vacation & the retirees half asleep to align myself with the shore. Then I set off down the shore, swimming parallel to the beach. Any swimmer knows the ocean is a different swim than a lap pool,  most notably because of the salt water (and in this case, the tourists frolicking around). The other major difference is that in the pool, it would be rare to feel little nibbles that send you unexpectedly flying to your feet….which is exactly what happened after about 5 minutes of kicking.

As I looked around above water I didn’t see anything formidable…no sharks! (Whew!) What I saw when I put my face in the water was a big surprise-a school of fish had been swimming beneath me the whole time & I had not even realized it! I was leading a bunch of little fish down the shore, which made me a little nervous at first (haven’t we all felt nervous as “new” leaders?!) but then I settled back into my kicking routine, eventually feeling confident again.

As I swam down the shore I occasionally dipped my head below the surface of the ocean.  It made me smile to see some courageous fish approaching my board, while others tried to get right up to my goggles. Even more surprising, the further I swam, the bigger the  school became! Lots of metaphors here…I will let you use your imagination;)

Not Just Another Fish in the Sea…Are You Leading Today?

As I approached the landmark to turn around to head back to my starting point, I wondered if my new little friends would continue without me up the shore. I had grown comfortable with my new little buddies & the thought of swimming home alone suddenly felt like it would be a little lonely.  As it turned out, when I made the turn, they broke out of formation into a random little swarm beneath the sea…then when I started the other way, they made their way back into formation! They followed me all the way back until I made it to my exit point.

Whether it was my confidence, my large shadow or the color of my black swimsuit, it brought a little sunshine to my morning to think that even at the most unexpected times, when you lead-others will follow.  It made me smile; soaking in the sunshine, getting a little exercise & playfully thinking about blogging this little light fish story for you. Have a wonderful day…and remember: We are all leaders, even when we aren’t sure anyone is watching!

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Have You Ever Not Closed a Sale? http://

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Communication, Inspiration, Leadership, Organizational Management, Professional Development, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by amandaaanthony

Have You Ever Not Closed a Sale? http://wp.me/p2tIb7-3f #sales #management #manager #leader #leadership #coaching #coach #character #inspire

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