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David Horsager

Prioritize Your Goals to Be Most Effective

Prioritize to Be Most Effective While Ben Franklin’s idea, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is agreeable, countless companies have wasted time and money on strategic plans that are collecting dust. People spend lots of time planning but very little time turning those plans into daily actionable tasks. To prioritize your goals…

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6 Ways to Improve Competency

  When we quit learning, in some ways, we start dying. No matter what degree we’ve earned, or what initials come after our name, we must find ways to improve competency on a daily basis. The first step to increasing your personal and professional competence is to understand you have not arrived. If you believe…

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Own Your Day | The Daily Edge

Have you ever reached the end of a day and felt like you got nothing done? It’s a horrible feeling! Frustrating days like this leave us with a laundry list of people and circumstances that caused our unproductivity. Rewind the clock to your morning coffee and write down your current #1 push forward priority. Then…

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8 Tips for Effective Listening | Trust in Leadership

Growing up on the farm as the youngest of six kids, I learned how to eat fast, talk fast, and interrupt my siblings. Listening has not always come easily to me, and I’m not alone. Listening is a fundamental skill of genuine success, and it’s hard to be great or trusted without it. The benefits…

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Conflict is Unavoidable | Trust in Relationships

Most conflict occurs because of a lack of clarity in communication, so I feel it is important to address here. Expect conflict. Learn to deal with it. Anytime there’s more than one person, you’re bound to find conflict. It’s only natural. We all have separate backgrounds, different tendencies, and unique perspectives. It’s no surprise we…

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Alliance Academy International | Trust in Schools

  It didn’t take long for me to see the impact of trust at one of the biggest schools of its kind—Alliance Academy International(AAI). The impact of an AAI education and experience is powerful. The English Speaking School in Quito, Ecuador educates students from thirty-two nationalities this year alone. The nearly 200 faculty, staff and…

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Four Guys and Shindig | Trust & Accountability

People sometimes ask me how I stay grounded and on track amidst such busy travel and life schedule. While I certainly can be better, several things come to mind. Strong family, faith, and friendships are at the top of the list. Though I am passionate about The Trust Edge message I don’t get my life…

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How to Motivate Contribution | Trust in Leadership

There are plenty of people who want to make a difference but haven’t put their vision into action. Contribution is tied to action. You have to actually do something to get anything done. A friend, author, and small business expert, Mark LeBlanc, says, “Done is better than perfect.” What a great statement. We can become…

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Focus on Meaningfulness | Building Trust with Gen Y Series

  By 2025, approximately 75% of the world’s workforce will consist of millennials (Gen Y), according to a study from the BPW Foundation. Companies that survive past 2025 will be those that develop the trust of the millennial workforce, while maintaining trust with previous generations. Companies that disregard the mind-frame and work-style of Gen Y…

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WAKE UP! | The Trust Edge

While in Banff, Alberta I came across a park map that gave detailed information on how to defend yourself in a bear attack. As humorous as the safety manual was, the reality of it all was that if you’re not aware of your surroundings you’re going to walk through life a walking dead man. Wake…

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Michael Hyatt’s Way of Making and Keeping Promises | The Trust Edge

It’s the little things! Make and keep your promises! It’s not the big goals that make the big difference. Rather, it’s all the little actions and decisions. Trusting yourself begins by making goals and sticking to them. Michael Hyatt’s beginners guide is essential when creating effective and obtainable goals.    The Beginner’s Guide to Goal…

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Do the Right Thing | Character

Character, does not come from reading a book or going to a conference. Character is being intentional and consistently working hard. In a world that is bent out of shape and lacking in trust, finding people who have a trustworthy character is hard to come by. Building character comes down to asking yourself one simple…

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