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Why Your Company Values Might Not Matter

Why Your Company Values Might Not Matter

Why are so few companies values-driven? Even when they start down that path, why do they wind up dead-ended? A 2012 study shows "employees want their organizations to display honesty and integrity in business activities," and "when leaders behave consistently with the...

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4 Steps Toward Collaborative Leadership

4 Steps Toward Collaborative Leadership

If you are tired of “us vs. them” attitudes… if you are feeling frustrated or hopeless about those who don’t agree with your views… if you are concerned about the polarization in this world today… if you are waiting for leadership that unites instead of divides… … the...

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The Two Faces of Leadership

The Two Faces of Leadership

There are two faces of leadership. One face looks forward - because leadership is about going somewhere. That face of leadership focuses on questions like: 1. Where are we going? 2. Why? What is the purpose? 3. How will we get there? What are our key strategies? 4....

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Let Go of Control But Keep Responsibility

Let Go of Control But Keep Responsibility

  Last week I had the honor and pleasure of co-chairing the Berrett-Koehler Authors Cooperative annual retreat, attended by over 70 people – ranging in age from 25 to 83, and enriched with authors from Slovenia, Singapore and Australia. Each year I look forward...

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Could You Be Off Course Without Knowing It?

Could You Be Off Course Without Knowing It?

You’re clear about where you want to go. You made your plans. You’ve started on your journey. Maybe you landed your dream job, or found your soulmate, or have a vision for how you can make a difference in the world. So now, you simply need to focus on execution - on...

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