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The Second Most Important Leadership Trait

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It’s no surprise research has shown one of the characteristics people most want to see in their leaders is honesty. Honesty is not geographically bound. This characteristic is listed as one of the top five most important leadership qualities from people around the world. Do you know what the second most important leadership trait is? » Read More

Positive Communication Leads to a Culture of Innovation

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The word innovation has become ubiquitous. Just because something is new – whether it’s a mission statement, product, service, or business—doesn’t mean it deserves to proclaim itself innovative. Innovation is not about doing an old thing in a new way. It’s about creating a new way to do something new, or a new way to » Read More

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Can You Delegate Leadership?

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I’m sitting here on my couch in my pajamas nursing a cold, wondering who is going to write this post for me. No one but me, that’s who. But it got me thinking… when you are not available to lead, who leads for you? We’ve seen it many times: a key player — who is » Read More

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Communicate Vision – A Case Study

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Author’s note: This is a story from my first management position, not my first “leadership” position. I think you’ll agree, I was a manager with a leadership problem. My first management opportunities came with very small groups of people. This story is about the time I became branch manager of a small trucking company. The » Read More

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What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

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Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully. Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” A woman prevents a guy from stepping off the street corner into the path of an oncoming car.  The man who observes this from a restaurant window later helps a » Read More

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Chaos or Vision: YOU Choose!

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As expats we live in a secure compound with high walls, inside those walls we have grass, trees, flowers, beauty and order. Many local families live in their own high walled “compounds” with their extended families. And although I have never been behind those walls I have heard of their gardens. Outside of all of » Read More

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Leadership 101: Consistent, Fair, Explainable

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Our good friend and long time Instigator, Chery Gegelman posted this over on her Simply Understanding blog Several years ago a mentor shared his business plan with me.  In part of it he wrote something he called a STAND.  When I asked what that was, he said it was knowing what you stand for before you » Read More

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15 Lessons from 5 Years of Lead Change Group

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In late March, 2009, after 4 months of thinking and planning, I decided to start a leadership consulting business named the Lead Change Group. I also decided to create a group on LinkedIn to connect with like-minded folks and potential prospects.  So on March 30, 2009, I went to the LinkedIn Groups section and clicked » Read More

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Breaking Down Those Organizational Walls

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“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!” A number of years ago I was fortunate to be on the opening team of a new theme park in California. I was one of the first brought on in my department, and in those initial months as the park was being built it was a thrill to watch » Read More

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Is Your Brilliance Hiding in Plain Sight?

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You have your own way of getting work done through others.  As a manager, your own inherent values and ideas of how the world works (and should work) drive how you handle issues with the human beings in your charge. Something I notice with my clients and myself is that we often suppress our initial » Read More

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