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The Importance of Sacrifice for Leaders

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In this modern world there are not many who make the choice to become excellent leaders; there are many great politicians, executives and managers out there but very few choose to be excellent. Some of the greatest leaders only become this way due to sacrifices that they have made for others; this is something that » Read More

Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

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Your bad boss didn't intend to be bad.

Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there isn’t a random psychopath or two out there, but for the most part, if you have a lousy leader in your life: Your bad boss didn’t intend » Read More

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Set Boundaries for Your Success

Set Boundaries for Your Success

In a recent article on Halogen Software’s Talent Space Blog, Sean Conrad asks the question: “Is Working Less the Secret to Employee Productivity?” His question triggered my thinking about the power of setting boundaries to improve performance and fuel our success. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first to think that setting limits has anything to do » Read More

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The Mirror Test

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If you want to be successful leader, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. This includes your accomplishments, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, your company’s successes and challenges. This is not easy for many people. Most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside » Read More

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What One Career Insight Would You Want a 20-Something to Know Now?

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Within the Lead Change Group, there are many diverse perspectives and experiences to tap. Millennials are the next generation up and they are a large and energetic group. Each generation has a responsibility, I believe, to embrace the young and old and learn from each other. With all this as background, we posed the question » Read More

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How Do You Hone Your Leadership Craft?

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Doug Conant, former CEO, Campbell Soup, said it many times, and he did again in a recent interview: “Successful leaders should treat their leadership as a craft to be carefully honed and ever improving.” Leadership as a craft is an interesting attitude to adopt. Leaders need to continue to grow and develop because times change, » Read More

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Adversaries Into Allies by Bob Burg

Adversaries Into Allies by Bob Burg

I’m reading Bob Burg’s latest book, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. This is a perfect book for Bob. In my limited exposure to him, he is the Go-Giver. He exemplifies turning adversaries into allies. He personifies the idea of winning people over without manipulation or coercion. Bob presents a practical, » Read More

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3 Warning Signs for Responsible Leaders

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I’ve come to notice some warning signs in my speech. These are words that help me identify when I’m not being a character-based leader. Whenever I use these words, I’m avoiding a character attribute that is valuable to me. For each one, I try to let them trigger me to change my thoughts and my » Read More

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The One 2 Rule: That’s One Part Problem, 2 Part Solution

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Problem? Issue? Complaint? While venting is a widely acceptable practice in the work place today, often encouraged and actually good for you, don’t forget to match some of that expressive energy with real, actionable solutions. Frustrated? Irritated? Down Right Pissed Off? Great! Who isn’t!?! It’s the What•are•ya•gonna•do•about•it that separates those who stay that way and » Read More

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One Reason Your Employees Expect More and What to Do About It

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“There is a hunger for higher purpose as our life expectancy increases.” – Raj Sisodia, author, academic, conscious capitalist The statistics vary based on the source, but basically we live in a time when the average world human life expectancy doubled in just the last 100-120 years.  Before that, life expectancy was capped at about » Read More

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