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What Leaders Can Learn From the Rules of Combat

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  Hugh L. McColl, Jr. is the retired chairman and CEO of Bank of America. An ex-marine officer in the late fifties, his business leadership style was and continues to be swashbuckling, colorful, and intense. Wall Street analysts characterized him as a no-holds barred tactical genius that lead the bank as its thirty-nine year old president with » Read More

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Ten Things You Will Learn from Writing on LinkedIn

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Leaders should write, not for the sake of writing — but to influence, inform, inspire, and engage a wider audience. Writing often also forces you to maintain clarity in your thinking, and sustain your perspective. I’ve been writing on LinkedIn for a few months, with some specific goals: Create a wider audience for my thought » Read More

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Are You Separating, Assimilating or Leading Change?

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I recently shared a blog post about a Social Media dialog that took place with my expat neighbors and friends on the other side of the world. That dialog crossed cultures and religions, and focused on freedom and respect and fueled a growing dream.   As that dialog has continued with my neighbor, she asked » Read More

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10 Management Lessons from Dragon Army

Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.

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4 Steps to Influence Change Through Resistance

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Great opportunities lie on the other side of the status quo. We’ve all heard lines like, “We’ve never done it that way;” or “We tried that back in 1975…” or “That won’t work.” Something inside you knows a process, product, or result can be improved. You’re sure if they’d only listen, commit to a new » Read More

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How to Turn Customers into Raving Fans with One Email

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This last Christmas, my wife and I ordered some Baylor University fan gear from Fanatics. My experience wasn’t bad, although I do remember thinking the shipping seemed unusually slow.  I chalked it up to the holidays and really didn’t think much about it.  The sweatshirt, cap, and other things I bought were good quality and, overall, » Read More

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Can you rebuild broken trust?

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“people ask me why it’s so hard to trust people, and i ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise?” ~ QTangel, boardofwisdom.com My buddy, George, told me the other day about the new manager where he works, a nation-wide retail store chain. There are dozens of employees at his location.  The » Read More

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Social Influence and Your Brand: Connecting the Dots [Webinar]

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“Don’t try to invent a tribe. Show up to lead one that exists.” –Seth Godin Today’s hyper-connected digital world has opened the door to a whole new era in brand development. Employers, HR professionals and job hunters, alike, are rapidly embracing digital channels to elevate their market presence and amplify their share of voice. With » Read More

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Who are the Real Leaders?

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As we get closer to the Super Bowl, I’ve got an American Football analogy to consider. On a football team, who are the leaders?  By “leader” I mean who is voluntarily granted the most influence with other members of the team?  Who is the most influential member of the team? We don’t often think of » Read More

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How leaders seek the best in others?

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When you are a leader, you are working with people. How you view people would have the greatest leadership impact on your careers as a leader. How you interact and motivate is an ongoing challenge. But leadership is a team sport. We all need one another to create great teams. As a leader, what dialogue » Read More

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