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Leadership Has Both a Dark and Light Shadow
Leadership Has Both a Dark and Light Shadow

Leadership and management has both a dark and light shadow.   Are you aware of yours?  When I co-founded a top Profit and award wining business, we had a visioning session, in that vision session I basically ploughed my personal vision down our teams’ throats!!!  A...

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6 Tips to LevelUp Your Leadership Skills
6 Tips to LevelUp Your Leadership Skills

While it’s pretty easy to become a leader (it can be as simple as raising your hand) being an exceptional leader takes effort. And being an exceptional leader is important. Not only does it make your leadership role much more rewarding, it makes it much easier for...

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Why You Should Thank the Gremlins in Your Path
Why You Should Thank the Gremlins in Your Path

So, have you ever found yourself not daring to dream big? Or scared that you might fail as you implement that massive change? Or felt maybe you were a bit of an impostor in a role? Thank the Gremlins Well these doubts are the Gremlins, and they are your friends – for...

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Accelerating Leadership Development
Accelerating Leadership Development

      Many organizations have yet to realize that there is a leadership talent shortage despite the huge spend that takes place annually on leadership development training. “Given that some estimates put leadership development spending as high as $50 billion...

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Why Focus on Strengths?
Why Focus on Strengths?

  For decades, society has been bombarded by messages of being not good enough. Take a trip to any bookstore or library and you’ll find a substantial self-help section. People believe that improving their weaknesses is the only road to success.  That’s just not...

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Everything you need to know about leadership
Everything you need to know about leadership

With so many books, courses, and instructional videos produced on the topic of leadership skills, it seems almost unthinkable that leadership could be misunderstood.  And yet, misunderstanding of leadership abounds, and many people emphatically avoid the title of...

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SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders – Part 3
SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders – Part 3

The world is full of mediocre leaders, and I am one of them. But I don’t want to be a mediocre leader, and I don’t believe I’m condemned to a life sentence of mediocrity. Most of all, if I have any compassion on those I lead, on those subjected to my middling skills –...

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SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders – Part 2
SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders – Part 2

The world is full of mediocre leaders, and I am one of them. In my first article in this three part series, we discussed that practicing while performing is really unusual, unhelpful, and exactly what leaders are generally expected to do. Not all Practice is Good...

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SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders
SAVE US From Mediocre Leaders

The world is full of mediocre leaders, and I am one of them. But I don’t want to be mediocre, and I don’t believe I’m condemned to a life sentence of mediocrity. Most of all, if I have any compassion on those I lead, on those subjected to my middling skills – I have...

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Building a Better Leader
Building a Better Leader

As a father, a workplace senior manager, a church volunteer, a musician and an athlete, there are many times and places I’m called upon to lead. Sometimes I do it well, and sometimes I fall far short of what is needed. To be completely honest, I hate the feeling of...

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Performance Reviews: Awesome and Terrible
Performance Reviews: Awesome and Terrible

I find the annual performance review process both AWESOME and TERRIBLE. AWESOME because I get to engage in significant and meaningful dialogue with my reports and my leader.  We all want to get better. TERRIBLE because we are imperfect creatures, and we sometimes hurt...

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