How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: November 14, 2014

Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high level of […]

Leadership is not a Small Business Luxury

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Published: September 30, 2014

Over coffee this afternoon, talking to a sales professional about what I do, I heard that small business owners aren’t interested in leadership. “Isn’t leadership just something that corporations are interested in?”   Boy am I glad you asked that question!   Yes, it makes sense that corporations are interested in leadership. Leaders get results; […]

Micro Leadership, Macro Leadership

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Published: September 19, 2014

  Is it daunting to consider yourself a leader? Perhaps you are judging yourself too harshly.  I think that all people have leadership talents within them; our work sometimes calls us to be a leader at a micro level, and at other times, someone calls us to be a leader at a macro level.  Good […]

Not Enough Time To Think Strategically

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Published: September 16, 2014

    A recent study of the 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 indefinitely working on the programs established five years ago. Someone must think about the future; someone must suggest a […]

Effective Leadership with Less Need to Dominate

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Published: September 12, 2014

Imagine an effective leader who does not need to command other people. At most, this kind of leader uses the powers of influence to encourage others to follow his or her guidance. Why is it then that many people think of leaders as a commanding force – a person comfortable with the power to dominate […]

You are Being Watched, So Go on Parade

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Published: August 19, 2014

  Your words are always under scrutiny. If you are the boss, then other people will listen to your words, interpret them, and find ways to wiggle out of what they mean. General Patton wrote, “You are always on parade.” If you are a leader, especially a leader in an organizational setting, then expect: someone […]

Change, Risk and the Route to Happiness

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Published: July 1, 2014

  If you are looking at making a career change, you are certainly thinking about risks.  You may look at a current place of security, determine, “I have these risks if I want to go forward,” and decide if it is worth it to get up and go.  Risk is present when we make changes […]

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 […]

People don’t fail, projects do

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Published: June 24, 2014

  Do you ever feel like a failure? I’m going to guess that this internal experience happened when you failed to reach a goal.  We would all like to say calmly, “Mission accomplished.” We know: none of us has a perfect track record.   We have all tasted that bitter cocktail called failure. You are not […]

How do you find your life passion through your work?

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Published: June 17, 2014

  You likely spend 8 to 10 hours per day at work or on work related issues. Do you save up your passion for when you come home, turning it for your hobby or loved ones? Much of your life is  through your effort at work. Some people live passionately – at work, and in […]

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