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Category Archives: Leadership Development

Everything related to developing as a leader or developing leaders…


Be a Pioneer: Five Power Tips For Moving Onward


“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.” -Unknown   Somewhere around the junior high school years, our U.S. history classes cover the compelling stories of trailblazing people venturing west—crossing the plains ISO (In Search Of) new country and treasures. As I remember studying those » Read More


Is Hope A Leadership Trait?


  We like to hear of lessons in leadership, and look for relevant examples in all mediums. Whether reading articles, books or watching movies, there is always a leadership tip we can gain, whether from good or bad displays. An example of this is one of my favorite movies – Apollo 13. One of the » Read More


Why Nobody Wants To Be A Hero


Last weekend I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy, in my mind a silly action/adventure film starring some second tier comic book characters.  I expected to be amused and entertained and I was.   The characters in the film were heroes in that they did, reluctantly, save the universe.  They were also conniving, sarcastic, opportunistic, » Read More


An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

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Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy. You can make sure your people are using their natural strengths. You can focus on job fit and culture fit.   Is that all there is to ensure motivated employees? When I think of supporting employee motivation, my thoughts go a slightly different direction. What if » Read More


The Oath of Leadership

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Every president since George Washington has started the role of president by taking the oath of office specified in the U.S. Constitution.  Our founding fathers saw it as a crucial pledge to be made by the highest leader of the country.   “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President » Read More


Are You Getting an A in Social Excellence?

Young Boy at School Raising His Hand to Answer in Class

Social Excellence [n]: A state of perpetual generosity, curiosity, positivity, and openness to limitless possibility. A desire to intentionally connect with others. The ability to engage in deep, meaningful conversation. Acting in a responsible and respectable manner with high expectations of others… the highest level of societal participation and contribution. What is social excellence beyond » Read More


A humblebrag isn’t the answer

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Many individuals, especially women, struggle with achieving equilibrium between confidence and humility—another one of those life, love and leadership challenges of getting it just right by avoiding too much or too little of the extremes. Self-promotion advice I recently read in a leadership enews post zoomed right past confidence and into hubris. It’s a busy, » Read More


Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict

Are you someone who struggles managing conflict? Many leaders are uncomfortable when it comes to confrontation. Conflict resolution is one of the most difficult tasks leaders face. I am not one who enjoys managing conflict. In fact, if I could go the next five years without experiencing any further conflict in my professional life, that » Read More


6 Tips for Dealing with Conflicts in the Workplace


No matter how productive, efficient, positive or friendly your work environment is, there will always be conflict.  Because of the competitive nature and the necessity to turn a profit, conflict is experienced in every workplace.  Just because conflict exists in your workplace doesn’t mean it can’t be productive or is always negative. There are times » Read More


Leadership: From Transference To Transcendence


We all have heard these phrases and sentiments spoken from various people in leadership positions: “I’m not here to make friends; I have a job to do” “We – can’t afford/don’t have the budget for – training” “You don’t have to like me, but you have to respect me and do what I say” Dan » Read More

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