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Great Leaders Address Weakness

In the organizations where I consult, I remind leaders that even the strongest, most talented people have flaws and weaknesses. Since the most damaging leadership liabilities have to do with the inability to work well with their people, leaders benefit best by making effective relationships a priority. You see, the greatest challenge in minimizing these […]
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Navigating Leadership Drift

Have you experienced a leadership drift… yet? It’s relatively common: every leader experiences times of turbulence and periods of calm seas, seasons of being on course or feeling lost and adrift. I often hear leaders recall their favorite stories of how they got to where they are and the leadership lessons learned along the way… Business […]
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Leadership Perspectives: What’s Your Reality?

I’ve been writing about leadership perspectives and the three distinct ways leaders fail to use information efficiently. The third way is not wanting to see the truth.
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Your Leadership Perspective:
See with Clarity and Self-Awareness

A fast-paced culture requires precise planning, effective decisions and timely actions, all relying on dependable information. It calls for leaders who are able to spot holes in data, conceive solutions and analyze results; it requires a leadership perspective of clarity and self-awareness.
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Your Leadership Trust Quotient:
The Heart of the Matter

At the heart of the matter, your leadership trust quotient is directly proportional to your honesty, integrity, and humility. I see this all the time in my work as a coach. If you want to raise your leadership trust quotient, take a hard look at your honesty and integrity. Leaders who are being true in […]
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How to Raise Your Leadership Trust Quotient

How high is your leadership trust quotient? Let me ask you this: is there room for improvement? The primary leadership mindset needed to establish and build trust is a genuine focus on people through four basic elements. The first element is to offer assistance.  I wrote about this in my last post. Your people will […]
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Your Leadership Trust Quotient

How high is your leadership trust quotient? Trust has long been considered a powerful trait that enables leaders to succeed. I see it all the time: people who trust their leader are willing to follow them. They are more willing to engage their duties, make strong efforts to benefit their organization, prize the quality of […]
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Management vs. Leadership:
Your Purpose and Focus

As a business administrator, what’s your purpose and focus? Is it management, or leadership? As I wrote in my last post, the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. If you’ve categorized yourself as one vs. the other, you’ve likely been influenced by specific definitions you’ve […]
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5 Steps to Make Change Stick

As a leader, how effective are you with personal change management? Can you make change stick? What I’ve found is that one of the best ways to ensure successful habit change is to be clear about your reasons and priorities. This may seem easier said than done, even for the most successful leaders, because we’re […]
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Make Change Stick: 3 Questions for Success

Even the most successful leaders have tried and failed to make change stick, while others seem more successful. What makes the difference? As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, we humans have far less personal control than we like to think we have. We largely go about our days operating out of automatic patterns […]
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