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 […]

How do we Teach Innovation In School?

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Published: December 8, 2015

Students don’t learn to be entrepreneurs in most schools.  Very few students learn to think about innovation. When I write about “schools” here, I’m talking about elementary, junior high school and high school years. Our public schools teach our young people to be conformists – not rule breakers.  The fact that the United States culture […]

You were made to Learn

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Published: October 14, 2014

  Successful person:  What is your personal learning plan? For over a year now, I have been asking this question to people who tell me they are successful. Every single person tells me that learning is vital. They intend to keep learning, the rest of their life. I wonder. Do they really have a plan? […]

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.   […]

Three Reasons Leadership Leads to Success

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Published: June 27, 2014

Leaders can become successful.  While there are no guarantees for success, leadership behavior does hasten success. I’ve had a chat with my friend today, Dan Creed, about small business enterprise and leadership.  We both agree – a small business owner must act as a leader if he or she wants to be successful.  In small […]

Big space needed. Wide Space for Transformation

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Published: May 30, 2014

  The turning radius of a supertanker is approximately ¾ of a mile. By contrast, a hummingbird seems to be able to change course instantaneously with no space lost. If you are changing the course of your life right now, as I am, like many people I know are, how much space is needed to […]

How to be a Fast Mover in Your Career Change

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Published: May 9, 2014

  A career change is more than a job change. The person who changes careers not only has to learn new skills but also has to reinvent himself or herself. If you want to accelerate into a career change then you can move the timetable in your favor.  Create a blueprint for action. This blueprint […]

The Three Varieties of Change: Business Training for Transitions

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Published: March 28, 2014

Not all change is equal. In a workplace, some change is incidental – a memo will be sufficient to notify people. Other change will be huge – HUGE – and require years to assimilate. The project management Institute (PMI), has indicated that there are three levels of change, and given us a means of distinguishing […]

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