Don’t Break Things, Build People with Leadership Power

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Published: November 4, 2014

If I had a degree in particle physics, I could write about the massive power found at the subatomic level. And if I had been elected to Congress, you would know that I have huge power to change the way our country is operating – well, maybe. Instead, I’m an expert on leaders, and I […]

Do You Have A Leadership Voice?

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Published: October 28, 2014

  My friend Tal Shnall has recently challenged his readers to “discover their leadership voice.” (Read more here: http://leadchangegroup.com/discover-your-leadership-voice/) What does this mean – “a leadership voice” and how do you express your voice?   I believe the only way to realize your leadership voice is to understand your vision of the future. Your job […]

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? […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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