Next Monday Blog

Stories and snippets on developing leadership skills

Next Monday’s blog is intended to share authentic stories about developing leadership skills and being the best version of you through personal and professional growth.

FINDING GRATEFULNESS ALL YEAR LONG

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Nov 30, 2018

The season of thanksgiving reminds us of all the things we have to be thankful for, why not practice gratitude all year long? It’s proven that this practice can strengthen the immune system, improve mood, and regulate sleep.

With all of these benefits, you’ll be so grateful to add gratitude to your self-care routine. So here’s three tips to help you learn to be grateful.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WORLD CHANGER

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Oct 26, 2018

Changing the world might seem like an insurmountable task, but I believe that’s because many people approach changing the world in the wrong way. They focus on trying to create wide-sweeping changes in the political and social structures around them. The problem is, these structures have been sturdy for so long that they are almost impossible to change.


Finding Your Courage

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 26, 2018

Have you ever thought about the essential ingredient for growth? It’s the one thing you absolutely must have if you want to increase your ability to get better in any area. And yet it’s often the hardest thing for a person seeking growth to find.

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SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: Cathy Juilfs

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 20, 2018

AIS Planning, President/Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

Five Tips For Better Listening

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2018

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that every person—no matter their profession or age—can benefit from being a better listener. Here are five tips that can help you listen effectively:

 

SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: BERNIE PERRYMAN

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 28, 2018

Batteries Plus Bulbs, CEO/Business Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

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SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: JULIE FISK

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 21, 2018

Three Threads LLC, Author/Business Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

Journal To Reach Your Goals

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2018

Making changes in life is not about one off actions. It is about forming new habits which serve you better and help you get to where you need to go. If you are going to make important changes, you need to be able to measure and keep track of your progress which makes journaling a powerful tool for achieving your goals.

Keeping a journal can help you reach your goals because…

5 Principles great leaders believe in

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 26, 2018

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to understand. We certainly know a good leader when we’re working for one (or not working for one for that matter), but it's difficult to explain the specific actions that make a good leader so effective. Great leadership is dynamic. It changes us for the better, because a good leader helps us see the best for ourselves because ultimately they believe in us.  

The only certainty is a leader’s actions are driven by their principles. It’s through a leader’s actions that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Great leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. They believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. So let’s explore some of the driving principles that set great leaders apart.

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Ten books for personal growth

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 14, 2018

The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.

There are a lot of books on self-development, some focused purely on business-related matters, while others look more toward emotional or spiritual growth. To help narrow the list, here are ten recommendations from the Next Monday network:

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