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Create An Environment of Trust

I believe that trust is the single biggest issue confronting leaders today, especially for those engaged in adjusting a culture. Too often, I see leaders undermine trust, with predictable consequences. But when you extend trust and are trustworthy, you create an environment of trust, where people can count on each other, take risks together and […]
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Spark, Connect and Ignite: The Power of Purpose

As a leader, how are you connecting with your employees on a personal level? Think about it: if you can’t spark, connect with and ignite your employees, how can you expect customers to become loyal followers? That is the power of purpose: when great leaders connect with our hearts, emotions and what truly matters to […]
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3 Leadership Proficiencies to Adjust Your Culture

Do you have the three leadership proficiencies necessary to adjust your culture? It saddens me to see otherwise great leaders unable to answer this question. Unfortunately, some leaders are disinterested in their culture, considering it superfluous. But as I wrote in my last post, your organization’s culture can increase net income by more than 700% […]
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How to Engage a Visionary Leader

Employees often flock to companies led by a visionary leader. The allure of free thought, excitement and cutting-edge innovations is alluring. But some visionary leaders can be difficult bosses; employee, colleagues and board members are often left wondering how to engage a visionary leader. I have found in the work I do coaching leaders, most […]
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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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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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Personal Connections: How Leaders Sustain a Culture of “We”

We are in the midst of great social, economic, scientific and political change. Intelligent approaches count more than ever if we’re to build sustainable results in rapidly changing, complex markets. Successful leaders must utilize strong people skills to foster teamwork and unity. Leaders who are passionate about their people can sustain a culture of “we”. […]
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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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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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Strengthening Leadership Grit

As a consultant and coach, I can attest that leadership personality and style are the most crucial factors in organizational strength. Today―and especially for the future―we need leaders who can engage the workforce, manage people, and inspire collaboration and innovation. Leadership personality is critical. The spectrum of human personality is extremely complex, with experts debating […]
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