Presidential Characteristics

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The behaviors we exhibit can either add to or diminish our value and the degrees of success we achieve. All of our behaviors must support our vision and our goals, they have huge impacts as to how others perceive us (are we authentic?), and they impact our ability to build and maintain levels of … [Read more...]

A Climate For Leadership

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In John Maxwell's book Developing The Leaders Around You, one of the key topics is that a leader's toughest challenge is to create a climate for future leaders. It takes a leader with a vision to see the future leader within the person.                 -  John Maxwell  Why?  Because you … [Read more...]

You Can’t Do It All!

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Effective leaders are effective delegators.   Why?  Delegation frees time and provides an opportunity to develop others. As leaders, we frequently spend too much time doing tasks; we are working in the business rather than on the business.   As leaders we need to step back from the … [Read more...]

Ignite Your Career!

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Now is the time to ignite your career (or the career of others)! Don't put off becoming the type of leader you want to be Don't let your competition pass you by   Learn how to leverage your strengths, minimize or eliminate your weaknesses, and increase your value through-out your … [Read more...]

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...]