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Figure out your WHY - now!  One of the pillars of engagement is the understanding of purpose - your why!  In his book - "Start With Why" -Simon Sinek explores diving deep into purpose - your Why! Click it to get it!



Learn to see opportunity! Moving through the engagement cycle - as well as leading effectively - depends on an ability to see opportunities where others may see obstacles.  In his short book and inspirational video - "The Pink Bat" - Michael McMillian - shares ideas to remind us that "how" we see things is a result of "how" we are conditioned to see them.  For every problem there exists a solution… and at the very least … an opportunity.  Click it to get it!

Pink Bat - Watch the inspirational movie now



Discover why you may feel the way you do! Achieving meaningful engagement with those you teach, lead, work alongside etc... is built of from emotional connectivity.  In his book - "Emotional Intelligence" - Daniel Goleman - explores the concept that EQ matters more that IQ.  Click it to get it!




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