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Six Things to Keep in Mind Before Goal Setting

Although January is typically the time of year when we turn to goal setting, too often, it is a waste of time. Let’s be honest. How many times have you achieved all of your yearly goals? The problem is not with goals. Goals provide focus, create momentum and help us...

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2014 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts

2014 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts

I have come to look forward to my annual end of the year blog review. It’s an opportunity to take my own advice and reflect on the big picture before I jump into the new year. It always provides some insights and some surprises. This was a banner year for my blog,...

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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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