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The Real Battle of Leadership

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In a recent video post, I shared the 5 word secret to servant leadership…. “It. Is. Not. About. Me!”  These five simple words are easy to add as a daily mantra or prayer to ground you in servant, other-oriented leadership; however, behind those five simple words is a fierce battle.  It’s an unseen battle that » Read More

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

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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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Four Senses of Character-Based Leadership

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I often read leadership posts or engage in leadership discussions where different definitions of leadership are present. One definition of leadership implies position. But on the Lead Change Group website we talk about Character-based leadership.  Character-based leadership is influence others grant you because of who you are, not because of what position you hold. I » Read More

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Employee Appreciation: Good Leadership Through Service

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Good businesses are run by good people. You can throw around as many buzzwords as you like, but when it all comes down to it, it is the people who make the company. A good leader recognizes that, and knows that whatever they do, they are nothing without their employees. In fact, the way that » Read More

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32 Pivotal Leadership Gifts to Improve Performance and Productivity

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Tis the Season In a recent survey, 65% of Americans said they would choose a better boss before a raise in pay. I venture to guess that the teams these folks work in could be far more productive. If you’re reading this, you’re already on your way to improving that statistic. Can you find another » Read More

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Can We Really Trust You?

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How Did This Happen? We were enjoying a breezy summer day in the Colorado mountains many years ago… Our team of teachers and high school students had just finished a rafting trip, changed into fresh clothes, and loaded up our convoy of vans to head out to our hotel. And I was leading. I confidently » Read More

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The Passion to Serve

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A core part of being human is the passion to serve. Through my conversations with many people over many years it’s easy to see that for most human beings nothing is more fundamental than the desire to serve others. Read More….

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Leadership, Effort and Motives – One Drop of Water

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“One drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.” – Hannah More So often, we evaluate the results before taking the action. We project an expected result » Read More

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5 Ways to Prevent Leadership Achilles Heels

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Have you ever been in a situation where a titled leader appeared to be genuinely sincere and compassionate?  And later you realized that throughout the organization people were asking if that leader really walked their talk? Last summer my husband and I had the opportunity to vacation in France, and at the recommendation of friends we » Read More

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Sacrifice and Service

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On US Memorial Day, I’d like to take a minute again this year and thank the families of those who fell in service to our country. In prosperous times, it’s tempting to think of leaders as those who make the most money, who are “in charge,” or who have the most authority.  The Lead Change » Read More

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