The Zone – Leadership is a Choice #58
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   The alarm is still sleeping when the dogs wake me up eager to stretch their legs outside for just a minute. There's no reason to climb back into bed since my brain is already in full go mode but I do because he's there and it’s the safest place I've...

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Posted on 09/13/2016 01:04 am | No Comments
 
To Let Go is to Confront – Leadership is a Choice #57
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   Letting go has been a concept I have long struggled with. When entering The Leadership Gift Program it continued to challenge me, and frustrated me more than anything. I never understood anyone who told me to “just let it go.” My answer was almost always (more…)

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Posted on 08/30/2016 01:04 am | 2 Comments
 
Ramblings at Peace – Leadership is a Choice #56
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   Christopher pointed out to me that my blogs have begun to transition from a document about my journey to instructional. I hadn't seen it at all but the moment he raised it I  (more…)

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Posted on 08/09/2016 01:39 am | 2 Comments
 
Secrets – Leadership is a Choice #55
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. If you want to stop crappy things from happening “to you,” stop allowing crap. Demand more. If you don’t want below-the-line thoughts and behaviors, stop allowing them. Demand personal responsibility. Demanding more from yourself starts with belief. You must believe that what you are about to demand is something you deserve...

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Posted on 07/18/2016 01:18 am | 2 Comments
 
Gratitude Followed by Hard Work, Part 2 – Leadership is a Choice #54
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   Part two – earning tomorrow today (you did not wake up today to be mediocre) In Part 1 I wrote about gratitude. I challenged you to love who you are today in order to create wins instead of waiting for them to come to you. I want to take this further...

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Posted on 06/27/2016 01:25 am | 3 Comments
 
Gratitude Followed by Hard Work, Part 1 – Leadership is a Choice #53
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   Tomorrow is not promised. We are too often reminded of this, from the all-too-close deadly shootings that fill the news channels to the health scares we face with family, friends, ourselves, or our mentors. This sentiment is always applied to life in a general sense. The next breath is a...

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Posted on 06/19/2016 12:00 pm | 1 Comment
 
104 Blogs into Wonderland – Leadership is a Choice #52
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   104 Blogs into Wonderland Before Alice got to wonderland she had to fall. As I find myself in front of my trusty steed (my laptop) I can't believe this is my 104th blog. Some might wonder why I care about this one more than the 100th? This is one of...

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Posted on 06/06/2016 01:24 am | 5 Comments
 
Freedom is My Priority, Part 2 – Leadership is a Choice #51
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   In part one of this post, I talked about a breakthrough that helped me see I can take control of my priorities and still deliver at the level I expect from myself. What I have learned is that when someone says they need something ASAP there is more than one way...

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Posted on 05/31/2016 01:13 am | 1 Comment
 
Freedom is My Priority – Leadership is a Choice #50
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.   My priorities used to be controlled by the world around me but now I control my priorities – that is freedom. I responded to the thing or person that was making the most (more…)

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Posted on 05/25/2016 01:58 am | 1 Comment
 
Be Brave – Leadership is a Choice #49
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. In stores, on social media and all over Pinterest I keep seeing the phrase "Be Brave". Two words. The first couple dozen times I saw them I didn't think much of it, they were just (more…)

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Posted on 05/02/2016 08:33 am | 1 Comment
 
Leveling Up Comes With Lots of Change – Leadership is a Choice #48
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. It is Monday morning and it is beautiful outside. The crazy mid-west weather has gone from 3 inches of snow to 85 gorgeous degrees overnight. As I drove to work today I watched the sun rise over the corn fields and eventually the crowded together buildings and I thought  (more…)

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Posted on 04/25/2016 09:58 am | 9 Comments
 
Transparency – Leadership is a Choice #47
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. In most cases this blinking cursor is my friend – full of possibilities and wonder as it leads my thoughts from sentence to sentence, enticing me to go further. Today this little, blinking black line is (more…)

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Posted on 04/17/2016 03:35 am | No Comments
 
Stop Giving Away Your Power – Mike Edwards
This week Mike Edwards joins us from his blog.   Throughout my career I spent a lot of time focused on getting ahead. I would watch the people who seemed to be moving forward, and try to mimic them. I would try to be more extroverted than I really am. I would try to suppress my sense (more…)

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Posted on 04/04/2016 08:53 am | No Comments
 
But Complaining is so Much Easier – Leadership is a Choice #46
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. Stop complaining about the things you are unwilling to change. I have written a lot about the difficulty that comes with (more…)

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Posted on 03/29/2016 01:50 am | No Comments
 
Clarity Through the Fog – Leadership is a Choice #45
Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice. My head isn’t clear, it’s almost as cloudy as the giant sea of white that hovers thousands of feet below me as I write this. I tried to write about it, to get it onto paper so I could see what is bothering me but I’m only kidding myself, I know...

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Posted on 03/21/2016 09:09 am | 4 Comments
 
 
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