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What great leaders know and do

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The best leaders have a secret. It’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is? It’s probably not what you think. Certainly, great leaders are women and men of extraordinary vision who rally people to pursue a preferred future. The best leaders do more than cast a compelling vision — » Read More

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Outcomes of Character-Based Leadership

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I had the opportunity to post over on Smartblog on Leadership today about the 4 Outcomes of Character-Based Leadership. Character-based leadership is leading from who you are rather than your position or power. When leadership influence is based from within an individual rather than outside that individual (title, position, power, etc.) activities gain meaning, teams » Read More

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Let’s end the paradox of kindness

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This month’s contribution to SmartBlog on Leadership is by Jane Perdue. In her post, Jane discusses the often perplexing paradox of kindness. “Employees complain in engagement surveys that their bosses don’t treat them with respect or as unique individuals. Yet on the flip side, research shows that bosses who treat people with kindness, respect and » Read More

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The impact of unlearning on leadership

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Today’s post on the SmartBlog for Leadership is by Mike Myatt, writer, speaker and author, offering advice on the topics of leadership, strategy and innovation. “Leaders and their ability to change their mind demonstrates humility, confidence and maturity. It makes them approachable, and it makes them human. Smart leaders don’t tell people what they should » Read More

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Leaders Affect Training ROI

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Kevin Eikenberry (@KevinEikenberry, Web) posted a creative, objective and thoughtful post over on Smartblog on Leadership today entitled 7 Ways Leaders Affect Training’s Return on Investment.  Kevin introduces the idea that there are four groups of people responsible for the success of any training and he refers to these as the legs of a chair. » Read More

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11 Ways To Build Trust Within Your Team

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Check out this post over on Smartblogs on Leadership today.  It’s a quick list of 11 ideas I had for building trust.  Trust lubricates relationships and gives us the freedom of movement and interaction to accomplish things.  Check out the list, feel free to add comments, and share with your friends.  There are other ways » Read More

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Introverts, CEOs, and Leadership

Today on Smartblog on Leadership, Lisa Petrilli shared a post about three key challenges to overcome if you’re an introvert in a new CEO Role.  The first is to is a subtle shift in how and who you motivate.  Check out the great post here.  Also, you can see all the Smartblog original posts contributed » Read More

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Lead Change Authors on Smartblog Leadership

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Today, Smartblog on Leadership published the second post of a new relationship for Lead Change.  Twice a month, a contributing author from Lead Change will write original content for the Smartbrief folks.  The first post, by Jennifer Miller described some ways a leader can tell if they’re in touch with their team. The post today » Read More

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Biased Justification for Poor Leadership

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I just finished reading an article published by Entrepreneur.com written by George Cloutier: The Turnaround Ace. The title of the article is Your Company Is not a Democracy: The most effective leaders are benevolent dictators who hold employees accountable. It brought back memories of several jobs I have had so I thought, in the spirit » Read More

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