Failure in Strategic Thinking: a Leadership Development Plan

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Published: August 9, 2013

A recent study of work habits revealed that 80% of executives studied do not feel they have enough time for strategic thinking or creative thinking. Leadership requires innovative thinking. An organization cannot continue working indefinitely on programs established five years ago. Someone must think about the future; someone must suggest a course of action. You […]

Who is that with the Customers? An Executive Coach Perspective

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Published: August 6, 2013

What is the leader doing taking care of customers? The naïve view is that leaders have nothing to do with customers: that’s what they hire other people for! A more sophisticated view would inform you that leaders make sure that customers are taken care of well – or they are not doing their job! Set […]

The change masters: Organizational Training in the Midst of Chaos

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Published: August 2, 2013

“We are the people who lead change. Other people react to it, we are the people who anticipate change, guide it, and interpret it.” I spoke before professional organization last month and I took a question from one of the senior members of the group. “We are the change masters,” he announced. Many people deal […]

A Leadership Skill: X Ray Vision for Greatness

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Published: July 30, 2013

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 […]

Leadership Development Training: What Inspiring Leaders Do

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Published: July 26, 2013

  When you cross the path of an inspiring leader, you will feel a charge in your heart that says, “look at how awesome she is. I think I can be that awesome to, in my own way.” Inspiration is a special gift, one that lifts our spirits. I Found my Greatness with an Executive […]

The Leadership Coach asks: What is a leadership conversation?

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Published: July 23, 2013

Leadership conversations: a meeting of two people who potentially can change the world. A great leadership conversation discusses long-term impact and deep sources and original causes. Managers may talk about how to get along now. Leaders talk about how to get to the future. A leadership conversation is an authentic discussion which challenges the parties […]

Leadership coach: Taking a Bigger Risk (part 2)

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Published: July 19, 2013

How much risk can a leader take? (This essay is continued from July 16, Leadership Coach: Taking a Bigger Risk part 1). Past experience with risk usually sets a limit. Real breakthroughs in performance are uncommon. Much more common is for a person to stretch – by meaningful ratio – past performance levels. If a […]

Public Speaker: A universe you can laugh at

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Published: July 9, 2013

      Just for fun, imagine that everyone you talk to is provided for your amusement. Imagine, the stage of life has been set up as one continuous Marx Brothers comedy. Want to enjoy the fun? Pay attention to the dialogue so that you can get the joke. Finding Funny is a Leadership Skill […]

Leadership Development: The Feedback Gap | 602-299-0576

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Published: July 5, 2013

Your last project bombed.  You came in 50% over budget, and ten days late.  It wasn’t your proudest moment, and you are ready to move on. (Glad that period of your life is over!) What did your boss say?  He was scathing.  He heard all about your failure, and you felt even more miserable after […]

Business Training: What are the benefits of a definite reading program? | 602-299-0576

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Published: July 2, 2013

Nothing less than a life of meaning and insight. With a reading program, you will advance your life. You will be drawn to the light of growth and transformation.  Is speed in personal growth important to you? Then check the quality of what you are reading, and read more.  At the same time, build your […]

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