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Mentoring as Part of the Leadership Role

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How many of you have had a mentor who helped you learn the ropes in your new job, who took on the role of teacher and demonstrated the “right” way to do things? Me too! In fact, that was the way mentorship was presented to me back in my previous life. And, it turns out » Read More

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Are We Really “All Connected”?

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Today’s world, for the most part, has been framed in a mechanistic model based on Newton’s laws of the physical universe. Of course this model continues to be both valid and useful. In fact, this model of thought gave rise to the tremendous breakthroughs in the industrial age. Yet could it be this mechanistic model » Read More

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“I say it has to be done rapidly and it has to be bold!”

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“I say it has to be done rapidly and it has to be bold!” Those words reverberated through me like a bolt of lightning when I heard them spoken to me by Marilyn Jacobson. She is the author of the recently published book Turning the Pyramid Upside Down. I immediately felt the energy and power » Read More

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Call for leadership reviewers!

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We’re looking for reviewers for four new books that are launching in the next month or two. We’re very excited to be part of the launch of these books. Please read a brief synopsis of each First up is Managers as Mentors by Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith. Subtitled “Building Partnerships for Learning,” this book » Read More

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The Secret of Teams by Mark Miller

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Teams bring energy to life. Well, at least good teams do. Sometimes teamwork can be a real drain. We’ve all been part of a team that asked more from us than it delivered or failed to ask anything of us at all. Like most things, the greater the potential, the greater the disappointment that results » Read More

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“The Apple in the Orchard” by Sonia DiMaulo, A Book Review

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The Apple in the Orchard by Sonia DiMaulo is a lovely, illustrated storybook, suitable for kids and grown-ups alike. Through the story, readers, both young and old, learn about finding the courage to emerge as a leader. As part of Sonia’s on-going virtual book tour, I wrote a book review on the Aleweb Social Marketing » Read More

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What can a US Navy fast attack submarine Captain teach you about leadership?

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Plenty it turns out. It was just three weeks ago when my attention was drawn to an article in Fast Company magazine called “A Submarine Captain on the Power of Leadership Language.” I served aboard a US Navy fast attack nuclear submarine for over three years, so I was immediately intrigued by this article about leadership language » Read More

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How to Elevate Your Leadership

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Is there a way to achieve success and satisfaction AND reduce the patterns of life and work that are escalating our stress levels? The key might just be simpler than you think.  In fact the way you think, in and of itself – your beliefs and mindset – is actually the key. Susan Mazza discusses the new book “The Zen Leader, » Read More

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5 Reasons Leaders Should Read Judgment Calls

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If your organization is mired in a command-and-control hierarchy, Judgment Calls:  Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams that Got Them Right, a new book by Thomas H. Davenport and Brook Manville isn’t for you. However, if you and/or your organization are self-aware and want to tap into the power of effective organizational decision-making, there’s much to learn » Read More

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One Piece of Paper

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Writing a lot of words on a subject gets easy.  Often you can simply write and write and (at least I) think that you’ll eventually say something important.  I’ve often said too much.  It might have been earlier in my career when I was selling or even more recently with my teenagers when their eyes » Read More

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