Leaders don’t look like each Other

Published: July 15, 2014

There was only one Elvis.  He lived, and he died.  He marked our memories, and there were many copycats.  No one could ever outdo the “King” at being Elvis.  Anyone who impersonates him is just giving us nostalgia. Leaders take us to new places.  Once we have been there, the region has been explored.  The […]

The Cowboy versus the Executive

Published: June 10, 2014

Leaders do many things, including run organizations. I have noticed that although all leaders are good at influencing people, there are some differences in how leaders work, depending on if they are working for a corporate business environment or small business operation. The person who runs a small business must be a leader. For small […]

Who should a leader listen to?

Published: June 6, 2014

  The illusion is that a leader makes decisions by him or herself. I would not have faith in this leader, would you? The ability to listen and gather useful information from intelligent people is a key leadership skill. One of the fastest courses for failure would be to see a leader fail to listen […]

Five Ways to Get Your Boss to Call You A Leader

Published: April 29, 2014

      Do you want to be seen as a leader? Some activities will invest you with greater credibility (“cred”). Do these things and do them well, and people may decide that you are a leader.  It is not a guarantee – however these are things that leaders do. Executive Education Gets Personal Listening. […]

Fast to Action – Success Strategies

Published: April 4, 2014

    To maximize growth, you must develop strategies. That is the Law of Design. ~ John Maxwell I remember having lunch with Jeff, a vice president with a Scottsdale-based financial services company.  “How do you stay focused on the challenges every day?” I asked him.  I’ll never forget Jeff’s answer. “I just get up […]

Leadership and the Movies

Published: April 1, 2014

What are the great movies about leadership? I’m talking about movies that demonstrate leadership choices, not simply movies about great men or women. Leadership is really about moving people, making hard decisions, and inspiring us. All of these issues have been tackled by the movies.   Last year movie about Abraham Lincoln was released, several […]

Facing Adversaries as a Leader

Published: March 21, 2014

Leaders, you are vulnerable. Because you have a position of authority, because you are seen as an expert and because other people resent what you’ve attained, you are a target of attacks by people a bad will around you. I wish I had better news to give you. John Maxwell expressed the problem this way: […]

A leader’s response to a high maintenance person

Published: March 18, 2014

Is there anyone in your life that is a high maintenance person? High maintenance people are not gentle to the spirit. They have drama all around them; they draw other people into that drama. A coworker to a high maintenance person might just want to focus on the task in front of them, the high […]

Leadership Power, Make it Meaningful

Published: March 14, 2014

  Simon Sinek wrote, “Those who know their Why are the ones who lead.” And just why is this true? The ones who lead truly are the people who don’t have to ask why. They know which way they’re going. The leaders can explain the “why” to others. These leaders have a direction; they have […]

Why do we need to assess people to build a great organization?

Published: March 11, 2014

Have you ever had to build a winning team? The challenge for me often was to work with whoever was there, build a great team from the available talent. I have had little chance to pick and choose players to work on my team. In my situation, I have had to get the most impact […]

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