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Cut the Cult from Culture

Cut the Cult from Culture

Have you hired a team of clones? That’s not good. Here are 5 reasons why you need to aim for diversity. Remember the last time you experienced a professional failure or setback? What went wrong? Was your strategy flawed? Did you miscalculate costs? Did the client suddenly bail on you? Did a vendor let you down? […]

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A Leader Quality: CHARISMA

A Leader Quality: CHARISMA

William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of the fiercest political rivals of the 19th century. Their epic battles for control of the British Empire were marked by intense animosity that spilled over from the public arena into their personal lives. Ambitious, powerful, and politically astute, both men were spirited competitors and masterful politicians. Though […]

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Love vs fear

Love vs fear

Good cop Bad cop Coaching Experienced coaches know of this. Some players will recognize this approach. One day you’re the good cop coach handing out “atta boys”, hugs, and back slaps. Your assistant coach is the bad cop, kicking water bottles across the locker room. The next time you might reverse the roles. One coach is […]

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Under Empowered?

Under Empowered?

In your first leadership position, did you delegate much? You probably had lots of energy and the load wasn’t too heavy. But as time passed, and you moved on to positions with greater leadership demands, you were confronted with the fact you had limits. Most realize the need to focus their efforts on the tasks […]

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3 Things to Look for in Young Leaders

3 Things to Look for in Young Leaders

What does the worlds #1 Leadership expert share about young leaders? I recently listened to a podcast from Dr Tim Elmore at Growing Leaders. He was having a discussion with his friend John Maxwell about young leaders. For those of us involved in teaching and coaching young people his thoughts are affirming and eye opening. If […]

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Dream Power

Dream Power

I believe each of us has a dream placed in our heart. I’m not talking about wanting to win the lottery. That kind of idea comes from a desire to escape our present circumstances, not to pursue a heartfelt dream. I’m talking about a vision deep inside that speaks to the very soul. It’s the […]

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10 Success Steps

10 Success Steps

What steps does it take to be a success? Two things: the right picture of success and the right principles for getting there. The picture of success is different for any two people, because we’re all created differently as unique individuals. But the process is the same for everyone. It’s based on principles that do […]

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Values — What’s Your Top 5?

Values — What's Your Top 5?

Incorporating values into business and life can change the world. Finding “common ground” with others can be challenging. In the realm of leadership, one way to connect with others and find common ground is by leading them according to their unique values. Discovering what those are is essential. We all have a unique set of […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your Competence

5 Ways to Increase Your Competence

In order to advance in any profession it’s essential to raise your competence.  As competence is increased, execution and trust are cultivated with others. Five Ways to Increase Competence Show Up Every Day There’s a saying, “All things come to him who waits.”  Unfortunately sometimes, it’s just the leftovers from the people who got there […]

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