Distance Leadership

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Leadership has challenges, and now with direct reports spanning the globe as well as the ability to work remotely, new challenges are being faced. Leaders need to lead those in the same location as well as those that cross time zones. All must be treated equally, kept informed, inspired, engaged, … [Read more...]

Challenges and Controversy

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This week the United States celebrated the life and memory of Martin Luther King, jr.  Dr. King represents many things to many people. He was:  A great preacher A civil-rights activist An advocate of nonviolence A great leader And, he had the courage to address challenges and manage … [Read more...]

Global Industry Knowledge

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Last week we talked about why it's important to have a vision.  We need to be pioneering, think outside of the box, dream a bit, anticipate the future, and have a desire to achieve. What we did not touch on was the need for global industry knowledge. Companies are opening their boundaries, and … [Read more...]

Make 2015 Count!

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We have 357 days left in 2015 - what do you want to accomplish and what plans do you have in place to stay on track? The best place to start is to have a vision. Stephen Covey says: VISION is essential because without it we fail to see what's possible and don't stretch and develop our creative … [Read more...]

12 Days Of CourageAbility

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Most of us are familiar with the song the 12 Days Of Christmas; I'd like to switch it up a bit and discuss  the 12 Days Of CourageAbility   Here's my 12 day countdown: Day 1) Have and live YOUR dream. As leaders we need to have the courage to acknowledge and leverage OUR passion. … [Read more...]

Manage Your Boss

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Can we really manage our boss?  Probably not, but we can enhance our relationship with them by effectively communicating, better understanding their preferred style, and by building a trusting relationship.  We must also align our expectations by having a clear understanding of the organization's … [Read more...]

How To Be The “Best”

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Want to know how your leadership practices compare against leaders identified as "the best"?  Read on! The HayGroup conducted surveys with input from 17,000 individuals and 2,100 organizations from 115 countries. They first selected what they considered to be the 2014 Top 20 Best Companies for … [Read more...]

Learning and Leading

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Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.- Denis Waitley Get A Jump On 2015! It's OPEN ENROLLMENT time and we recommend 4 options that will help you: Increase levels of awareness Remove friction from business … [Read more...]

Thanks and Gratitude

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Happy Thanksgiving!  While the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving the last Thursday of each November, other countries and cultures also celebrate similar holidays, most having different festival dates and holiday names, but all with the same intent - to give thanks. Did you know Canada may have been the … [Read more...]

Do You Trust Your Team?

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Individuals and organizations continually rate trust as an issue among co-workers, across organizations, with higher ranking leaders, and sometimes even with clients! Matter of fact, in the majority of assessments we conduct for teams and organizations, trust is the number one topic that is … [Read more...]

Salute!

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Veteran's Day was November 11th, so it seems to be the perfect time to once again recognize Audie Murphy, one of America's most noted and decorated soldiers from World War II. Talk about courageous leadership! Mr. Murphy earned 33 awards and medals from the U.S. Army, as well as 5 decorations … [Read more...]

Feedback’s For Champions

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As 2014 winds down, there are a few things to do before the year comes to an end.  We need to take a check-point on the status of our goals and begin to set 2015 goals, we need to assess development planning actions, and one that is not always consistently conducted is the need to provide, and … [Read more...]