Rethink Blog

At CTLF, we are committed to fulfilling our mission of fostering thought leadership and empowering the leaders within our community. With ReThink, we offer thought-provoking content and unique perspectives that will expand your thinking and inspire you to become a better leader. 

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

A message from Xan Pearson: "The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are." -Malcolm Gladwell I have been thinking a lot about the power of community lately. I witness it every day in our CTLF...

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Developing Your People

Developing Your People

A message from Anthony Lambatos, CTLF Board of Advisor and Founder of Footers Catering: Many businesses understand that people are their most important asset and will profess that they value them as such.  Yet there continues to be a large portion of the employee pool...

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The Seven Pillars of Insight

The Seven Pillars of Insight

A message from Xan Pearson: At CTLF, we believe that HEART is essential to developing better business leaders who, in turn, create better companies resulting in a positive impact on their employees, their communities, and ultimately the world. Self-awareness is an...

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Cultivating Humility: It’s Not All About You…Or Is It?

Cultivating Humility: It’s Not All About You…Or Is It?

A message from Xan Pearson: “The more committed you are to building self-awareness, the more empathy and grace you learn to extend to yourself.” – Dr. Tasha Eurich As you go about your daily life, how much time and energy do you spend focused on yourself? It’s...

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Self-Awareness: How are you using it?

Self-Awareness: How are you using it?

A message from Xan Pearson: New Year’s Resolutions. How many of us dedicated time in December for reflection and self-awareness with the goal of resolving any number of worthy endeavors, only to discover those earnest commitments to self-improvement have fallen victim...

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Why HEART-Level Leadership?

Why HEART-Level Leadership?

A message from Xan: Over the past nine months, I have spoken extensively with our members and listened carefully to them about what it is that makes CTLF special and how this community has impacted their lives and their businesses. While the answers varied, they had...

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2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

A Message from Xan Pearson, CEO As 2022 draws to a close, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on all that’s happened this past year at CTLF. The proverbial turn the calendar will be here before we know it. And while most of the world subscribes to the good old...

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Gratitude and the Impact of Thankfulness

Gratitude and the Impact of Thankfulness

As the holiday season approaches and another year begins to draw to a close, it’s not uncommon to reflect on all that transpired since the last turn of the calendar. This intentional and periodic retrospection is an excellent practice. As business leaders, we...

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Personal Development Forum—Not Your Average, Everyday PDF

Personal Development Forum—Not Your Average, Everyday PDF

Comprised of up to 12 participants that meet for two and a half hours each month, Personal Development Forums—or PDFs, as we like to call them—are a key component of CTLF’s overall programming, and a significant driver of leadership growth within our membership....

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