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How To Be a Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Traditional stone bridge in Epirus, Greece

Leading both a company and those involved with the company can be a stressful task, but this problem is made worse when you’re trying to lead others through difficult times. However, as an executive it’s your job not only to lead, but to ensure that those you are leading remain comfortable and confident in your » Read More

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An Independent Spirit

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“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” (Claiming an Education, 1977)”  – Adrienne Rich A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with my friend, Mike Henry, Sr., » Read More

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It Sounds Great in Theory…

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There are a lot of things that “sound great in theory.” Yet knowing the theory doesn’t always tell you how to implement the theory in real life. Why does there so often seem to be such a big gap between theory and action? I’ll suggest it is because to apply the theory we have to » Read More

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Leading and The Power of Starting Something Stupid

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Have you ever had a wild idea? Have you ever ventured out on something everyone else you knew thought was a crazy idea? Do you remember the phrase, “crazy like a fox”? I believe you have had many wild ideas. Some you simply discarded as irrational whether they were or not. Many simply faded into » Read More

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Why Your Employee Survey Is a Waste of Time

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Imagine Their Surprise “The whole department has quietly agreed never to mark anything but good scores on the damn thing!” I was talking with Joan, an employee of a large medical service provider and this…this was her ultimate response to the last round of employee surveys designed to improve morale and motivation. What’s worse, her » Read More

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Who Cares? – The Origins of the Lead Change Group Part 7

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Leaders care. One thing I care about is that I not do nothing. When I see something that needs to be done, especially in the leadership space, I don’t want to be a tourist, trying something a little and then going back where I was. What we do should impact us and change us as » Read More

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How to Be Wrong – Origins of Lead Change Group Part 6

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Have you ever choked? I’m not talking about dinner. Choking is a performance analogy. I’ve been fortunate to play Pebble Beach Golf Links. In the golf world, it’s about as close as you can get to the center of the universe. The course is beautiful and often so is the weather. Incredible. When you spend » Read More

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Why Now? Origins of Lead Change Part 3

Drawing a line in the sand.  An old metaphor.

This is the third part of a series on the origins of the Lead Change Group based on one of the key books that inspired me to take action: Tribes by Seth Godin. For links to all the posts, check out this page. When I went into business on my own as a consultant in » Read More

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3 Steps That Will Help You Start Leading

Don't be afraid to take risks.

We are all leaders.  Everyone can lead.  In today’s economy, everyone must lead. The status quo days are over. It’s all about being connected, building relationships, and leading. It doesn’t matter whether you work in a cubicle, in a field, in a retail store, or out of your home. Leadership is a choice. The hard » Read More

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Leaders: Do Your Actions Bring You Closer to Your Vision?

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This morning I hung out my freshly washed clothes to dry in the sharp, hot Mallorcan sun. After 3.5 years, I was struck by the realization that I actually enjoy this weekly act.  Awaiting each batch of clean laundry is my funky royal blue clothes line strung between two orange trees. The process is so simple, » Read More

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