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Kim Long – Seeking First to Understand

Kim Long – Seeking First to Understand

Kim Long as the Executive Director for Polk Vision, leads a county-wide collective impact organization dedicated to aligning resources across Polk County.  Prior to her current position, Kim’s varied career spans the corporate, non-profit, and private sectors and she...

How Designing Alliances Will Cultivate Cohesive Teams

How Designing Alliances Will Cultivate Cohesive Teams

Every leader has been involved in spearheading a strategic initiative that has gotten off track. When this has happened to you, were you able to identify the cause of the setback and quickly get your team back on track? Perhaps there was some misalignment about...

Deena Ware: Creating a Culture of Belonging

Deena Ware: Creating a Culture of Belonging

We have all questioned the impact of the past 20-plus months on our team members’ sense of belonging. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with a leader who is driven by creating meaningful connections with those she serves inside her organization and in her...

Aren’t Leaders Always Supposed to Lead from in Front?

Aren’t Leaders Always Supposed to Lead from in Front?

Frequently, we visualize an influential leader as a speaker on stage standing in the spotlight issuing a rallying cry to their audience below, a ship captain positioned at the helm of their titanic vessel charting the course ahead, or a conductor poised before an...

April Clements: Leading through Service to Others

April Clements: Leading through Service to Others

April Clements is Senior Vice President II of Human Resources at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union. She has worked for the credit union for 17 years and during that time has held a variety of positions within the organization from Retail Delivery to Recruitment and ultimately...

What Does High-integrity Leadership Require of You?

What Does High-integrity Leadership Require of You?

As expectations increase for companies to adopt a holistic approach to ethical and responsible business, and organizations are under immense pressure to do well by their people and the planet through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, building a...

Brenda Ramirez on Deciding to be Present

Brenda Ramirez on Deciding to be Present

Leaders often struggle with where to focus their efforts and how to give each area of their life the appropriate amount of energy and attention.  Recently, I sat down with Brenda Ramirez, an attorney and leader in the community and the legal profession to discuss how...

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Kim Long – Seeking First to Understand

Kim Long – Seeking First to Understand

Kim Long as the Executive Director for Polk Vision, leads a county-wide collective impact organization dedicated to aligning resources across Polk County.  Prior to her current position, Kim’s varied career spans the corporate, non-profit, and private sectors and she...

5 Fundamental Leadership Practices for Keeping Employees Engaged

5 Fundamental Leadership Practices for Keeping Employees Engaged

Gallop defines employee engagement as the involvement and enthusiasm of employees in their work and workplace, and their 2022 State of the Global Workplace Report reveals that our global economy loses $7.8 trillion due to low engagement. Are your team members...

How Designing Alliances Will Cultivate Cohesive Teams

How Designing Alliances Will Cultivate Cohesive Teams

Every leader has been involved in spearheading a strategic initiative that has gotten off track. When this has happened to you, were you able to identify the cause of the setback and quickly get your team back on track? Perhaps there was some misalignment about...

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