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Leaders Take Charge of Tyrants, Teasers, and Turncoats

Leaders take charge to deal with the Tyrants, Teasers, and Turncoats. They are management at its worst.

Tyrants, Teasers, and Turncoats.

The last few days my office has received frustrated calls from senior management from three different organizations about difficult managers who are hurting productivity, employee engagement and causing EEO issues.

There is a difference between being a feisty, fearless, focused, fun leader and a tyrant, tease and turncoat.

In all cases, the leadership took action after people left, complained or when they were sued. When leaders take charge engagement increases, bad apples are removed and productivity increases because of a calm, stress-free, supportive environment immediately occurs.


Tyrants scream, abuse, ridicule others in public, intimidate and create a workplace environment of fear, frustration, and sabotage.  Not only do they intimidate their employees — they intimidate their leaders.  Tyrants may be experts in their fields, however, this is the perfect time to rein them in and give them a choice – change or leave.  Leaders fear them because they ‘might’ sue the company.  It’s funny how they don’t fear the employees of the tyrant.

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Leadership Tips from The Players Championship Chairman

Leadership tips learned as Chairman of the THE PLAYERS Championship – Michele McManamon Pegine 208-8806 Leadership Business Keynote Speaker

Michele McManamon​ shares four key lessons for leaders, how she used Jon Gordon​ and his book “The Energy Bus” to create a positive culture and inspire her team and her fascinating approach to leading men.  Effervescent, joyous and a true leader. Michele is inspiring. There have only been 3 women who had the role of chairman.  The last woman to hold the position was twenty years ago. A lot has changed since then and  Michele McManamon, who was is also co-owner and operator of Sandler Training in Jacksonville, Florida ​was going to be all in and make a difference.

She did. She and her team raised over 8.5 million dollars for charity.



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Fear Speaking to Diverse Stakeholders? or Do You Just Fear Speaking?

Leaders who are petrified to speak publicly lack the ability to influence,  impact or inspire others.

When leaders fear speaking in public  their ability to speak powerfully and influentially holds them back.  Sometimes they are fearful because they are speaking to  groups that they don’t know or connect with, yet to lead and inspire they must speak to diverse groups. The thoughts: “Am I relatable? Am I relevant? Why me, why now? ”

Hearing “let your voice be heard, ” won’t cut it. When you avoid speaking that advice will not help you reach your goals

Many of our clients have spoken to groups throughout their careers. They did well, however, what worked then may not work now. At this point in their career many are at a higher level and are speaking to a large assortment of groups. The expectations are to have greater impact, influence and inspire others to action.  This can trigger their fears.

Speak without fear Pegine Leadership Business Motivational Speaker 904.280.8806

When I work with leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians who must have the ability to have impact, influence and be able to inspire others,  I find that these are some of the most common fears:

  • Speaking to diverse groups
  • Being able to influence audience members to take action
  • They won’t look confident, competent, charismatic and capable.

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Be A Great Boss

You do make a difference. Your decision to be a great boss and leader has significant ramifications.

According to the Gallup Survey on Employment engagement only 31.5% are engaged at work. Down by -0.7.  Their research showed that organizations with engaged employees were outperforming their peers.   More than one in three employees (35%) have changed jobs within the past three years, and 91% of employees left their company to do so, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report.

Gallup asked employees how important certain attributes are when they consider whether to take a job with a different organization. They found that employees place the greatest importance on a role and an organization that offers them:

  1. The ability to do what they do best

  2. Greater work-life balance and better personal well-being

  3. Greater stability and job security

  4. S significant increase in income

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Doing Your Best at This Moment Begins With Your Mindset

Doing your best at this moment while leading, selling and improving yourself, starts takes discipline. You should be aware of flight attendant instructions “be sure to adjust your own mask, before helping others.” It all starts with you and your mindset. You can’t give what you don’t have.


Oprah’s quote “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment”, is so important.  You have to prepare and put yourself first.   If you take the time to follow these instructions you will be in the most perfect place for your next moment. It always starts with you.

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  • You can’t lead well if you are stuck and feeling bad

  • You can’t sell and inspire others to take action if you are having negative emotions

  • You can’t do your best if you don’t see yourself as capable, worthy, lovable and valuable.  It starts with you

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Show Up

Show up, the best business decision you can make.


“Who wants a crisp one-hundred-dollar bill?” shared the speaker from the stage.   You can hear crickets, after five seconds still no one was running up to the stage after ten seconds you saw some brave soul run up and ask for the money.

Maybe you have been in a conference and saw a speaker do this.  Of course, the point is that you have to step up and take what is being offered.

Have you ever heard the saying, “the early worm gets the worm”? The saying is a proverb to teach people that they need to act early or right now to be successful.  Woody Allen shares that Showing up is 80 percent of life.

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Hustling for Business? Focus on Hustling For Your Real Life

The adrenaline of hustling for business, growth and creating something new is intoxicating. Staying focused on the business, growing it and facing challenges are daunting. Before you know it time has flown by. When did the kids grow up? When did we lose each other?

Pegine Echevarria Hustling for business

When you hustle it is easy to put the most important priority you have to the side, your family. The song “Cat’s in the Cradle” is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin and laments a father’s perspective of his focus on the hustle and losing out on his son. He sings:

“And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you comin’ home ?”
“Son, I don’t know when.We’ll get together then.You know we’ll have a good time then.”

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Ambition Success Influence Facing Challenges -In The News

Pegine – Leadership Business Sales Keynote Speaker in the Media

Ambition, success, influence, and facing challenges are covered in three interviews with Pegine. Read and listen how to face business and embrace success.

1. Gain Power, Presence and Influence Online Radio for C-Suite Professionals with Connie Pheiff –  Gain Power Presence and Influence Click To Listen

2. What does it take to run a business, lead a team, be confident and determined. Mogul Moxie Maven asked Pegine some really profound questions. Read the real deal answers.Ambition, vision, focus and fun. Read how Pegine applies all three

3. Motivation Magazine chose to feature motivational leadership speaker Pegine as their cover story. She shares her tips for success in business and life while overcoming challenges. Success, overcoming the odds and determination

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6 Stages of Cultural Mastery For Leaders w/Leadercast Speaker Ricardo Gonzalez [Video] Pegine TV

Pegine interviews author and Leadercast speaker Ricardo González on the 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery for Leaders on Pegine TV.


  • To lead at the highest level leaders have to go deep within ~Ricardo González


  • We are divided because we are disagreeable  ~Ricardo González


  • Increased communication come from our points of commonality  ~Ricardo González

Pegine interviews author Ricardo González on the 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery for Leaders on Pegine TV.

Ricardo González works with leaders on leading effectively using cultural mastery. He shares  the 6 stages are:
1. Education
2. Excitement
3. Engagement
4. Empathy
5. Empowerment
5. Endearment


Ricardo González
CEO & Founder

Ricardo Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America. He developed Bilingual America’s courses, including Six Stages of Cultural Mastery, Success with Hispanics, Líderes Exitosos (Successful Leaders), Spanish Power, Inglés Poderoso, among several others.

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Duh! Leaders, Are You Denying The Solution?

Denial is a huge problem. Denying the solution is a bigger problem, because you just stay stuck with the problem. I am grateful I woke up. How many leaders are still sleeping?

Pegine - Leadership Keynote Speaker - Executive Coach - - 904.280.8806 Orlando Atlanta Miami Tampa Jacksonville FloridaI am humbly saying, Duh!! I didn’t see the solution until today.



Have you ever read the parable about the man and the flood waters rising. He kept asking for help and the supreme sent  people to help him. Still he kept asking for help, even though people came to help he said, “no, God will show me the way” and then finally he drowned. He asked the Lord “why you didn’t save me” and God said “I sent help,  I sent the neighbor, the boat, the National Guard and you kept saying no.” 

Well, I’m that gal.

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