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Sharpen Your Leadership Perspective

How do you sharpen your leadership perspective? All too often, I see leaders fail to use information efficiently, often ignoring what’s hidden from view. Understandably, information outside the forefront is harder to observe, but it may be the most critical to obtain. Details not initially obvious often have the greatest impact, and their elusiveness causes […]
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How Leaders Recognize Fear of Failure

Fear of failure has several telltale—and observable—signs. You’re likely to set your ambitions too low or too high, explains entrepreneurship expert Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don’t Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can (Capstone, 2012). Goals set too low reflect a lack of self-confidence and a fear of […]
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What Matters: Do We Need a
Values Revolution?

What matters in leadership today? What’s most important if we want to build sustainable business organizations? Maybe Gary Hamel is right when he claims we need a values revolution in business (What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation.). In a 2010 Gallup Study only 15% […]
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What Exactly Is Intuition and How Can It Help Make Sound Decisions?

While some enjoy promoting its seemingly magical qualities, intuition isn’t some mysterious gift or touchy-feely psychic ability. There’s science behind it, which means you can learn how to leverage your intuition for optimum results. We need to treat intuition as a strength that can be acquired and expanded by building—and making better use of—a rich […]
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The Power of Intuitive Thinking

In today’s fast-paced business environment, leaders must make complex decisions quickly, even when faced with uncertainty. Data and numbers rarely provide a complete picture. Making sound decisions in a chaotic climate requires us to strengthen our intuitive thinking. Refining our natural abilities of intuition leads to more accurate and innovative insights. “The instinctive genius that […]
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The Future of Work:
Will You Be “Future Smart”?

If the first two decades of the 21st century are an indication of how the future of work is evolving, we’ll need to be vigilant and innovative to stay relevant. Game-changing trends will continue to affect business, technology, the workforce, the economy, security and the environment. We’re well aware of many of them: climate change, […]
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The Future of Work: Global Connectivity

What will the future of work be like for you? Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we’re so mired in the present. One thing’s for sure, we’re all going to have to develop an eye for new trends if we’re going to survive. The pace of game-changing innovations is only accelerating. No matter […]
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Leadership Skills for the Future:
Stay Ahead of the Robot Curve

Could you be replaced by a computer? Just because your leadership skills involve managing people and making decisions, don’t think you can’t be replaced by a machine. The competition between people and machines is not merely science fiction plot. In February 2011, a three day marathon Jeopardy! game show pitted IBM’s “Watson” computer against two […]
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How to Develop Better Noticing Skills

One of the things I try to do when coaching leaders is to help them to see what they can’t see, to develop their noticing skills. Everyone is prone to narrow vision when they are “standing too close to the blackboard.” Harvard Professor Max Bazerman’s book The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See […]
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Leadership Decisions: Why We Don’t Notice
What We Need to Notice

Why don’t we notice what needs to be noticed when making key leadership decisions? I’ve been fascinated by Harvard Professor Max Bazerman’s book The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon & Schuster, 2014). It’s really caused me to think deeply about how leaders often miss key data for decisions – either by […]
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