Leadership

  • Team happiness and innovation

    Happy Innovation

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    Many leaders don’t see the connection between happiness and corporate innovation. Well, at least until everyone is unhappy and...

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  • Fearless pursuit of success

    What Stymies Success?

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    Do people fear success? No. They fear what success requires or brings. Success is defined as the accomplishment of...

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  • Renegade Employees should be handled like fighter pilots

    Dealing with Renegade High Achievers

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    I was a renegade employee. I got fired for it. That led me to becoming the longest serving CEO...

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  • Alpha, Beta Leadership

    Alpha, Beta, Blended Leadership

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    Have you ever watched a wild stallion? They effortlessly switch between being rather tender nurturing of their harem and...

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  • Employee Morale and Motivation During Good and Bad Economic Times

    Employees, Good/Bad Times

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    Like all other humans, employees have different needs at different moments. Leadership during good times and bad are uniquely...

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  • Leadership Horizons in Business

    Looking Over Horizons

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    Great business leaders seem to look into the future, to perform magic. But they are not magicians. They simply...

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  • Don't Assume in Business

    Challenging Assumptions

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    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.” – William Lyon Phelps   Assumptions...

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  • Board of Directors selection

    Board of Director Selection

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    Not long after finding traction, a green CEO will need to establish a real Board of Directors (BOD), and...

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  • Leadership Begins with Kindness

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    Believe, love, do. Could business leadership be a three-step process? No. It is an art and there are a...

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  • 18 Ways That You Can Be Better at Communication in the Workplace

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    “I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what...

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  • Become a Better Manager: Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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  • Become a Better Manager: 20 Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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  • Workplace Diversity and The Path to Greatness

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    Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too. Like a species, mankind has...

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  • Jacob Marley - we are all in the people business

    Mankind Is Your Business

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    “Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity,...

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  • Executive Traits

    Executives and Promotions

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    What does one need to be promoted into the executive ranks? This was a question posed to me by...

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