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How to Be a Wonder Woman Leader

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group I didn’t grow up with super heroes. My childhood was a little more serious than that. So now that I’m a grownup, I am captivated by the superhero movies that come out every summer. Naturally, I went to see Wonder Woman in the theater this month. I often leave these movies daydreaming about good Continue Reading

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A Challenge to Choose Love

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group One of the most basic universal human needs is to love and to be loved. Most of us know this to be true, but there’s a mound of evidence (and plenty of Ted Talks) that back it up, too. Our need to be loved takes many forms, such as the need for touch. Just Continue Reading

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4 Stories of Personal Innovation in the Face of Change

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group When life seems perfect, I often dream about how beautiful it would be if everything were like that all the time ... and then, there’s a pause. What would it be like if everything were perfect all the time? Could you imagine a life, a family or a career that came up roses for Continue Reading

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Cultivating Healthy Relationships at Work

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group I recently had the awesome opportunity to speak to a group of college students and alumni at The Study Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. I talked about relationships at work, and the intersection of faith and work and how that is expressed in relationships we build through our personal lives and our work. College is Continue Reading

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The Blessings of a Busy Holiday Season

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group How is your holiday season going? Let me tell you about how it’s going for my friend Andy, who celebrates Christmas. Andy is a young executive who travels extensively. He is married to Ginger, and together they have three young children. When we got together, Andy talked about how he had been bracing himself Continue Reading

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Welcome to 2018

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Hard to believe, but 2018 is here!  By the second week of January, it’s likely that most people have already decided on some New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I love beginnings, like the beginning of a new year. It’s a fresh start with new possibilities. How about you? In many ways, beginnings give us Continue Reading

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What Happens When We Abandon Our Own Goals?

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Brian graduated from college with a degree in business and began working in sales and marketing at a regional construction company soon after. He became quite successful as the company grew quickly. Every year, Brian was promoted. Eventually a team of salespeople reported to him. Around that time, the company really took off, and Continue Reading

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New Year? New Job? What’s Your New Narrative?

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group Barbara just found out she got a big promotion. Her first thought? “Finally, I get to fire all these people because I can’t stand them.” Then Barbara realized those same colleagues who got on her nerves for years were now her top performers, and the key to her success. Managing people who used to Continue Reading

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The New Narrative Leader

Yasser Youssef President, The Budd Group The New Narrative Leader Over the last few months, I’ve considered personal and work narratives and have begun to evaluate my need to change them. I’ve also been thinking about the narratives we cling to in business, and how we can change those to grow our organizations. Some companies fail because they cling to Continue Reading

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