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, […]

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 […]

Secrets of a Career You’ll Never Quit

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Published: June 25, 2015

Imagine, if you didn’t dread going to work.  Imagine that you finish vacation thinking to yourself, “this was fun, but I’m looking forward to getting back to my work.”  Passionate people don’t dread their work; they revel in it.  They don’t find excuses to leave early; they want to get more done. Most people I […]

Excellence is a Direction Beyond the Land of Good

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Published: May 21, 2015

  I will never forget the day that Alex turned to me and said, “The good is the enemy of the best.”  I did not understand him at all.  I asked him to repeat, and then explain this idea.  Thirty six years later, I still remember his message to me. Alex was a psychologist that […]

What Vulnerability teaches Leaders

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Published: February 25, 2015

  I have confidence in the claims of Brené Brown – being vulnerable is a strength.  Popular culture teaches us that we must be strong – we must be victorious whenever possible, and occasionally dominate .  The role of “boss,” “manager,” and “supervisor” all suggest that the voice of authority should be unshakeable, nearly perfect […]

Look: You are Amazing

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Published: October 7, 2014

When you were a kid – or perhaps a young adult – perhaps you remember traveling in the wilderness, climbing over rocks and jumping over minor obstacles. Did you ever come to a barrier that you are scared to cross? The easiest thing to do would be to jump from one place to another, and […]

What Inspiring Leaders Do

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Published: September 23, 2014

  When you cross the path of an inspiring leader, you will feel the charge in your heart that says, “Look at how awesome she is. I think I can be that awesome too, in my way.” Inspiration is a special gift, one that lifts our spirits. I’m not sure that all leaders have this […]

Leadership: Patient all the Way to Victory

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Published: September 9, 2014

  The focus of the leader ought to be on changing the state of the world for the long term. This priority is a big order. A leader must work through other people, and frequently faces resistance, limited resources, and short-term crises. To keep that long-term vision, a leader must have patience.   Patience is […]

Are You Working to Make Yourself Happy?

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Published: September 2, 2014

  Looking for success in your work? Success means many different things to people. For some people, success is measured by money. Other people need to know they have positive human relationships around them. I am often happy to meet people who need to have a sense of achievement and meaning in their work.   […]

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