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Irrevocable Principle

I read a great post today by Seth Godin titled Bullying is theft. Seth is a great and prolific writer and he used a term that I want to explore: irrevocable principle. His point was if we want to eliminate bullying in an organization, we need to treat the problem like what it is, theft. » Read More

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The Obligation – Origins of Lead Change Group Final Chapter

Bertier from Remember the Titans

Do you ever wonder if you’ve done all you could? As I grow older, I question the impact I made with the resources at my disposal. I’ve had 55 years. I’ve had quite a bit of money and time, friends, opportunities. In Tribes, Godin titled a section The Obligation: Not too far from us, a » Read More

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The Forces of Mediocrity – Origins of Lead Change Part 10

Highway sign with "Road to Nowhere" text

Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. Seth Godin, Tribes Our world is marked by a pull to the ordinary. Anything exceptional looks different. We claim to applaud the different, but many things, in fact most things we really like the new, but not necessarily different. Look at just about any area » Read More

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Errors and Deviants – Origins of Lead Change Group Part 9

Child learning to ride on his first bike

This is part 9 of a series on the history of the Lead Change Group outlined by examining the book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin. For links to all the posts click here. If you’ve been reading any of these Origins of Lead Change posts you know our group proves » Read More

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The Posture of a Leader – Origins of Lead Change Part 8

Portrait of man lifting weights

In Tribes, Godin talks subtly about the transition in leadership from autocrat to servant. The section is titled The Posture of a Leader. He lists a series of shifts that we need to be aware of. For example, “If you are a student in my class and you don’t learn what I’m teaching, I’ve let » 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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Heretical Leadership

Painted Easter eggs among white fresh eggs in carton packaging

Fitting In Our world encourages us to fit in.  Sure there are many on the Internet and in popular media who seem to suggest that we should stand out.  Seth Godin is one of many that have embraced the individualistic appeal of the Internet age (or the Individual Age) and encouraged people to stand out » Read More

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Stand Out

linchpin

I read a paragraph the other day that reminded me of why I started the Lead Change Group. Fit in too much, though, and nothing much happens. Where are the self-appointed agitators and firebrands, the people who will egg you on and push you to stand out for something?  Seth Godin Linchpin page 202. This » Read More

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The Leadership Illusion

Illusion

Leadership is an illusion. There’s no such thing. I can see you’re reluctant to believe me. I’m sure you’ll be quick to tell me stories of kings and generals, princes and paupers. You’ll point to any number of politicians, preachers, and performers past and present, people in ‘positions’ of leadership or persons with potential for » Read More

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