Leadership is not a Small Business Luxury

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.   […]

Beyond talent, the winning team

Published: August 26, 2014

Imagine that you have five people working on the team. Each of them is talented in a different way. As a team, they know it’s important to support each other to achieve results. They’ve worked with each other long enough to know what the others require of them. Although the talent of each may not […]

You are Being Watched, So Go on Parade

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 […]

Leaders don’t look like each Other

Published: July 15, 2014

There was only one Elvis.  He lived, and he died.  He marked our memories, and there were many copycats.  No one could ever outdo the “King” at being Elvis.  Anyone who impersonates him is just giving us nostalgia. Leaders take us to new places.  Once we have been there, the region has been explored.  The […]

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