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The Transaction Of Character


A design company is hired to set up a cafeteria in a new retirement community. The company doesn’t listen to the needs of the organization, and once the facility is opened, there are equipment failures and design flaws. Calls are repeatedly made to the company to help resolve these punch list issues, but to no » Read More


Coherent Leadership

Coherent Leadership | Lead Change Group

“Re-state to yourself what you believe, then do away with as much of it as possible…” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, November 25 Chambers was talking about spiritual coherence. While I am a spiritual being and do consider things from a Christian perspective, I also see all things in a leadership context. Agreeing » Read More


Power Up Your Leadership Effectiveness – Use Your Inside Voice


Use your inside voice?  That sounds a bit strange for leadership advice. I know for those of you who are parents, this phrase sounds very familiar but in a different context.  When your kids are talking too loud indoors the common request is to ask them to “use their inside voice.” Who would think that » Read More


Integrity Matters

Integrity Matters | Lead Change Group

Integrity comes from the Latin word for integer. Integer means something doesn’t divide easily. It’s a whole. Integrity originally meant purity, completeness, the opposite of hypocrisy. Only recently have we associated it with honesty or trustworthiness, possibly because it’s easy to make promises and present ourselves a particular way in our easy-media culture. Everything we » Read More


Leadership Strength and Vulnerability

Road Through Great Smokies

My first boss was a military man. He had grown up in a proud military family, some of whom had served in the Confederacy during the Civil War. When duty called, my boss shipped off to Southeast Asia where he served two tours of duty behind enemy lines in Vietnam. Later he served as the » Read More


Truth. There’s No Hiding It.


People fascinate me.  It must be why I love “people-watching.”  (Nothing’s better than a busy airport or a city-center at lunchtime!!) Celebrities and other “famous” people are especially fascinating to me, simply because of the effect they have on others.  I’m amazed by the impact of their endorsements and/or public opinions – how they can » Read More


The Secret Ingredient of Brilliant Leaders and Managers

I have only come across a handful of brilliant leaders and managers in my working career. The ingredient these people shared was, they were intrinsically drawn to “doing the right thing”. The “right thing” for these leaders and managers wasn’t always popular. The act of choosing for them was sometimes personally agonising, but they still made those » Read More


Susan Mazza: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview


Check out this great author interview with Author Susan Mazza: Chapter Title:  “Essential Dimensions of Personal Integrity” Susan Mazza Managing Partner/President, Clarus Consulting Group, LLC Believing that you don’t have to be THE leader to be A leader, Susan writes about everyday leadership through everyday actions on her Random Acts of Leadership blog. She is » Read More


5 Leadership Approaches for Knowing, Being and Doing

light the way

I’ve long believed life isn’t an either/or choice but rather an array of both/and opportunities. One place where the either/or versus both/and orientation shows up in stark contrast is in working with people to produce outcomes, whether it’s at work, at home, in the community, etc. Some individuals have an intense heads-down focus on delivering » Read More


Mónica Diaz: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview


Check out this great interview with Author, Mónica Diaz Chapter Title:   “Exploring Integrity & Leadership” Mónica Diaz Director, Quídam Global Mónica Diaz lives in Mexico and works around the globe to help companies and individuals create and maintain a healthy corporate culture. She has been a leader in different capacities most of her life » Read More

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