Are you working too hard?

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Published: February 7, 2014

I suppose its all relative.  I’m used to the idea of 8 hours equals a full day’s work.  Usually I work much more than that.  Sometimes my working schedule is lighter.  On the whole, I think it is necessary to put in a long day to show that I am contributing. Foolish me. What really […]

Are you in charge of your habits?

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Published: February 4, 2014

Your habits are a gateway to a new way of living.  If you want to see successful results in your life, then I urge you to build the habits that will take you there.  Habits open the door to new levels of wealth and positive relationships. Benjamin Franklin was a believer in adopting habits for […]

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 […]

The strategic mind of the leader

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Published: January 16, 2014

  Someone’s got to think differently! One of the principal functions of a leader is to do “strategic thinking,” after all, if the leader is thinking like everyone else, no one is leading! Try these techniques to give you a different perspective on your work and see if you shift your thinking style. Ask, “What’s […]

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 […]

Burning through the Fog with Leadership Vision

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Published: January 7, 2014

Visionary thinking is a success behavior.  That is what I was told by successful people I’ve interviewed for this book.  The person with a vision of the future has a handful of fire – energy that can capture the attention of others, and challenge people to work on something meaningful. A leader with vision inspires […]

Speaking Of Project Managers

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Published: December 6, 2013

    Project managers I love ya. You are absolutely dedicated to reaching your goal. I know a conscientious group when I see one – and I see that in you. So let me give you a tip on speaking before management.   Here’s the situation – you have a project report to give. The […]

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 […]

Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

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Published: November 26, 2013

  It is futile to ask someone to change if they are not ready. If you are an organizational leader, you are probably challenged to create change (challenged by yourself as well as challenged by others). Helping others to change with you is part of your work. The person who thinks inside, “I’m not ready. […]

Successful Project Management: Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground.

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Published: November 5, 2013

In warfare resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your resistance […]

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