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A definition of leadership for these pressing times

A definition of leadership for these pressing times

It’s pretty common these days to hear complaints about lack of leadership, poor leadership, and disappointment with those who are in leadership roles. In a recent World Economic Forum survey, 86% of the respondents reported they believe there is a leadership crisis in...

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Successful leaders understand true power

Successful leaders understand true power

  Thursday Thoughts: Successful leaders understand that true power comes, not from exercising control, but from empowering others.   *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       * In addition to my...

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10 Awful Truths Every Leader Needs to Know

10 Awful Truths Every Leader Needs to Know

You might get away with ignoring these truths for the short term. You can rally people with charisma and through fear for the short term. But if you care about the long term, to successfully face today's challenges, leaders need to know how to deal with these 10...

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2016 ConantLeadership Award

2016 ConantLeadership Award

I was honored to receive the 2016 ConantLeadership Award Click here to read about the award and my response to their questions: 1. Top tips you would give to a leader who is looking to deliver results in a quality way? 2. A lesson you learned from a crucible moment in...

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Three Blogging Essentials

Three Blogging Essentials

After five years of writing my weekly leadership blog, I have taken some time to reflect on what has contributed to its success. These are my major lessons learned on how to establish a blog that people want to read. Three Blogging Essentials 1. Content, content,...

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How to Write a Blog People Want to Read

How to Write a Blog People Want to Read

This is the 5th anniversary of my blog! With over a half million views last year and near the top of almost every list of best leadership blogs, it has been successful beyond anything I had imagined. I am passing along the biggest the lessons I’ve learned. In this...

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Self-disclosure, Leadership and Trust

Self-disclosure, Leadership and Trust

One of the leadership dimensions that often gets marked lowest on 360 assessments is the one related to “disclosing information about self.” When reviewing assessment results with coaching clients, I have noticed that those who are rated low on this trait are often...

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