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Understand the Visionary Personality

While the ability to focus on the future separates high-potential leaders from the rank and file, many of us fail to understand the visionary personality. The visionary’s mind runs far and fast. Ideas come naturally; the more unique, the better. The most active visionaries fashion ideas that interconnect and form a clever master plan. I’ve […]
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The Future for Visionary Leaders

Think about the visionary leaders you’ve followed or admired: what were their plans for the future? Leaders are custodians of the future, and when we work for someone, we work to help create a better future as they see it. In my work as a consultant, I have seen successful visionary leaders make a positive […]
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The Allure of a Visionary Leader

We look to our leaders to envision a future, to figure out where the organization needs to go to succeed, to evaluate ideas for pragmatism and fit for the company’s core mission. Productive visionary leaders understand how people, money, resources and organizational capabilities will work together to get from the present to a desired future. […]
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Leading with Passion: A Requirement for Legitimate Leadership Authenticity

Great leaders are not afraid of leading with passion. They share their genuine enthusiasm for their vision and passion for how it benefits others. They seek ways to spark passion in their people and make genuine efforts to enhance their employees’ experiences. On the other hand, inflicting a smothering system of red tape, indecisiveness and […]
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The True Hallmark of Legitimate Leadership Authenticity

Leadership begins with your most worthy intentions and personal principles. Your core values direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. Your values in action reflect your legitimate leadership authenticity. As a coach, I have met a lot of great leaders. No two have the same exact set of core values. They are almost as unique […]
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Why Your Communications Sabotage Your Legitimate Leadership Authenticity

Your communications may be sabotaging your legitimate leadership authenticity. I have seen survey after survey that show most employees want better communications at work. And given the vast amount employees must sift, sort and respond to, it’s no wonder. Some leaders consider information to be communication in and of itself, but it’s really just data. […]
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Legitimate Leadership Authenticity is Discerningly Adaptable

Adaptability requires confidence and, ironically, consistent character. Being adaptable doesn’t mean being fickle, constantly changing course or bending under pressure. It calls for sticking to principles and plans with consideration, reasonable flexibility and understanding. Legitimate leadership authenticity is discerningly adaptable. Being consistent in how you display these traits allows your people to count on you. […]
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Unified Teamwork: How Leaders Go From “Me” to “We”

Have you noticed how teams composed of individuals who vary in their strengths, skills and personalities feed synergy and motivation? When paired with other skill-sets, people inspire one another and learn from each other. The sense of unity reduces barriers and creates a collective drive to solve problems with creative solutions. In a culture of […]
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Forward Thinking Leaders Assess and Address Compelling Problems

People need to be part of something bigger than themselves, and they generally embrace opportunities to contribute to organizational success. They want to be part of a unified team. Yet organizational environments may prevent them from feeling satisfied. I’ve been writing about this in recent posts. When this topic comes up with my coaching clients, […]
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The Real Power of Purpose and Value

By definition, every business is values-driven, but an uplifting sense of purpose is more motivating than profits and promotions. “A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.” ~ Gary Hamel, What Matters Now? Yet many leaders I have met use financial incentives (i.e. bonuses, pay and promotion) to stimulate people to good work. They are reluctant […]
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