Entries by Justin Setzer

When to Say No

Like many people, I am a recovering people pleaser. Typically it’s easier for me to just say yes to people’s request, but it is not always healthy. I remember the first time I had to say no to a good friend of mine, it was a little tough. There was something they wanted me to […]

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Accomplish More By Focusing On Less

There can be a myriad of things trying to get our attention, and consequently pulling us away from the things we want to accomplish. Over the last few years, I have set many personal and professional goals. My personal goals usually revolve around my key relationships and family goals, while my professional ones are around […]

How to Be a Team Player(Part 2)

The informed team player will help you to be a more valuable leader and organization. Why then does the vast majority have difficulty articulating what their companies most Important goal is? There are not many things more deflating from an employee than to realize they have been working on the wrong thing for a period […]

How to Be A Team Player (Part 1)

In sports, the players typically recognized are the stars; the players that have the best stats at the end of the year. Well, what about the rest of the team? Growing up, I loved to watch the NBA. Michael Jordan was my favorite player and was the most popular player of his era. Yet, Jordan […]

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One Trade a Leader Must Never Make

Among other things, leadership always involves decision making. Many of the decisions we make in our roles at work have little to no impact on our personal lives, but not all are work decisions. A few years back, I was at a church leadership conference, led by two top leaders in that industry. The first […]