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Go Ahead . . . Be Selfish

Angie Morgan, April 16, 2018

Why Happiness Matters in Leadership

Pictured here: Pete Kirkwood, owner of The Workshop Brewery and guru on the pursuit of happiness. Angie recently sat down with him at Mundos Roasting & Co. in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. I recently had… Read More


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Just Do It … More Than Once

Angie Morgan, April 8, 2018

Just Do It … More Than Once

Nike recently announced its focus on promoting women and people of color. Hear from Angie as she shares her perspective on being the “token female” in many situations, and what guidance she’d give Nike as… Read More


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How to Create Opportunities for Your Emerging Leaders

Lead Star, April 1, 2018

How to Create Opportunities for Your Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders. High Potentials.    Whatever you call them, we know what you’re seeking: opportunities for this group to grow their leadership skills.   Why not challenge them to lead a leadership lunch and learn… Read More


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Are You With Us?

Lead Star, March 25, 2018

Are Your Work Relationships Transactional...or Transformational?

When we started Lead Star, we were focused on a simple mission: Inspire greater leadership in our world. Now that we’re more than 14 years into our journey, our mission has never felt more important… Read More


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When Work Isn’t Working For You

Angie Morgan, March 18, 2018

When Work Isn’t Working For You

Your career has its peaks and valleys.    Peaks are great, right? You closed the big deal. Your proposal was a success with your client. Your team completed a project under budget and ahead of… Read More


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How to Inspire a Growth Mindset

Angie Morgan, March 11, 2018

How to Inspire a Growth Mindset

"Make it better." That’s the mantra of one of our clients, a small manufacturer in the Midwest. Whether they’re developing their product or focusing on a process, their intent is clear – each day is… Read More


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How to Build Accountability as a Leader

Courtney Lynch, March 5, 2018

Demonstrating accountability means relentlessly seeking ownership of mistakes, missteps, problems, and any other less than-best outcome you are either responsible for or associated with. Watch above as SPARK author Courtney Lynch explains why accountability can… Read More


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Introducing the SPARK Experience

Lead Star, March 1, 2018

Welcome to the SPARK Experience

America’s Best Selling Book on Leadership is Now a Custom Experience Leadership development is the key driver of organizational performance. When it’s missing, the effects are real: Team performance is not as strong as it could… Read More


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