Growing Bad Leaders: Getting Better Results with People

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Published: January 27, 2016

Many factors get associated with leadership, poorly I believe.  Here are some things that are NOT what leadership is about: Leadership is not about giving orders Leadership is not about having employees Leadership is not about taking away privileges Leadership is not about having a corporate position Leadership is not about treating people like subservient […]

Are you in charge of your Leadership Development?

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Published: January 5, 2016

Make a choice. You are an unfinished leader.   There is a lot more work to do. Are you committed to change your leadership effectiveness?  How committed are you to a leadership education? Is it hard to accept yourself as unfinished?  I’ve come to accept that all leaders continue to work on their talents, their balance, […]

Celebrate the Small Step; Surge Ahead in 2016

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Published: December 29, 2015

When leaders connect with others, nearly magical change is possible.  People are often caught working in the realm of the routine, never-changing schedule of activities.  Leaders whisper into the ears of followers, “Something more is possible.  You have a place in making this happen.” The best way to enroll a team is to show colleagues […]

Leaders believe in the potential of people.

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Published: July 28, 2015

Superman has x-ray vision. He can see if an opponent had a knife or another dangerous weapon – not that they would do much good against him – but he would never be surprised by what’s in the pocket of an adversary. He can see the physical resources that other people bring with them. Like […]

Disaster Recovery and the Work of Leaders

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Published: May 14, 2015

Tornadoes have ripped through southern cities.  Data center managers prepare for an electromagnetic pulse that will shut down the University hospital.  A specialist dies with irreplaceable information known only to him.  Disaster can come in many forms.  Leaders are often called to handle the recovery. What should a responsible leader do in the face of […]

Don’t Go With the Crowd

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Published: March 19, 2015

  A success speaker and philosopher coached his followers to “Avoid going with the crowd.”  Why does this make good sense?   Some wisdom is just contrary to what most people expect. The crowd is doing similar things to each other.  People move together, follow the same pop idol, wear his shirts and cologne, and work […]

Choose Your Next Leader

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Published: February 10, 2015

It is a privilege to serve.  What a mighty privilege it is to be able to select one’s leader. In the past, few people had a choice to choose their leaders.  A military general commanded the troops, workers on an assembly line listened to the foreman, and the church commanded our religious and moral lives.  […]

Leaders Are Grateful for Diversity

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Published: February 4, 2015

  The members of a working team likely have some talents in common.  They also have talents that are different.  It is beneficial for a leader to find a way to merge the unique talents that are present.  Those varying skills may increase the conflict in a group, and they may also help the group […]

Signs That Conflict On Your Team Are Very Good Thing

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Published: December 30, 2014

No one wants to be surrounded by conflict. When we have a conflict, at the least we have to work harder; at the worst, we get wrapped up in an emotional maelstrom. We have so many memories of the turmoil that surrounds a conflict, that most of us will avoid it if we possibly can. […]

Change is emotional, personal and constant.

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Published: December 22, 2014

The Firesign Theater released a comedy album with the title, Everything You Know Is Wrong. I think today we could agree that what we knew 20 years ago is probably wrong today because things have changed. If you are responsible for a project at work, you must think about change, because the way your boss […]

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