Show me Productivity

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Published: January 21, 2014

Are you a productive person?  Even if you say “yes,” I believe you can press the accelerator for your inclination to action.  Productivity demonstrates that one has intelligence, action, and a will to move. The right “friends” will help you get going, and increase speed. Here are your friends for getting things done: A sense […]

Leaderly Learning: What is important to You?

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Published: January 17, 2014

I’ve asked leaders this question a lot over the last year:  “What are your learning goals?”  Here is the contradiction that I heard:  Everyone agreed that learning is important (many told me, “I’m learning every day!”) but only a few could tell me specific learning goals. Why not? Do you have learning goals, and do […]

Do you Believe in your Decisions?

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Published: January 10, 2014

The person who believes in his or her decisions displays confidence, and assures other people that the road ahead has leadership. If nothing else, the person who wears their decisions well makes a good argument for committed followership. So back up a second – if the person in charge believes in her decisions, how do […]

Leadership Qualities to Build Advocates from the Opposition

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Published: December 3, 2013

    Bob Burg has just written a book titled Adversaries Into Allies. That might be a nice superpower for any leader: I could accomplish a great deal if I could turn my adversaries into advocates for my position. In all complex workplaces, there is political opposition. There are real adversaries out there – and […]

A compass, or a map?

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Published: October 18, 2013

  Warren Bennis is brilliant.  He wrote about the unpredictable world of the future (commenting on Karl Weick’s distinction between old school leaders, and adaptive leaders of the coming years): Maps, by definition, could only help in known worlds — worlds that have been charted before. Compasses are helpful when you are not sure where […]

Leadership and Disruptive Events of the World

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Published: October 15, 2013

        Two principles of leadership emerge during periods of disruption:  Strategic thinking, and the power of execution.  Strategic thinking helps the leader forge a new vision, taking advantage of the changed circumstance.  The leader may rethink old assumptions; as the structural forces that held everything together in the “old way” may no […]

Times of Accelerating Change: Disruption for Project Managers

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Published: October 11, 2013

  I believe that we live in a time of accelerating change.  Change has been going on throughout history, yet I sense that the rate of change continues to climb.  Change creates new opportunities, yet for many people change is tantamount to doom – a shakedown of the old ways of working.  Some change is […]

Professional Career Coach: What Does It Mean To Be Amazing ?

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Published: September 17, 2013

  We all have greatness within us this, I believe.  I would like to think that I would always choose to be amazing: using my greatness to make a difference in the world around me.  And I think we have that potential to be amazing. When you were a kid – or perhaps a young […]

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