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The Ups and Downs of Delegating

Where Do You Sit On the Scale? Are you under-delegating? Are you a control-freak? Are you delegating too much? Are you an absentee manager? Are you erratic in doing both? Are you a seagull manager? Problems arise when you are too far on either end of the scale. When...

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How to Create a Shared Vision That Works

The Full Steam Ahead! Roadmap This is a "how to" post - for leaders and team members who want to create a shared vision. Over the years I have written blog posts that provide an explanation of each of these steps. Here I connect the dots by linking those posts with...

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Three Leadership Principles for Times of Chaos

Guest post by Bob Miglani Walk into a business planning meeting, visit a customer, look at a forecast and all we see is uncertainty on the horizon these days. Coupled with unpredictability, the sheer complexity of global business and the speed of it all, and it feels...

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My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

It feels like a déjà vu. As 2013 draws to a close, here I am again sitting by a warm fire on a wintery Sunday night in New England, just as I did exactly a year ago, reflecting on the year and taking the opportunity to identify my top posts. Again, I have turned this...

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How To Become Your Own Successor

Guest Post by Bruce Rosenstein Most people are familiar with succession planning for an organization. Who is going to follow you as a leader once it is time for you to be replaced, and what must be done to prepare that person? Succession planning is undeniably...

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Mother Goose Management

Leadership can be as simple as Mother Goose Management. Here are 6 lessons you learned a long time ago, that when applied, will make you a better leader. 1. The lesson of Alice and the Cheshire Cat: If you don’t know where you’re going, it doesn’t  matter what path...

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How to Delegate So the Gain Outweighs the Pain

If you rarely delegate, you are an individual contributor. It doesn’t matter what your title is. Leaders who don’t delegate are not leading. Not delegating hurts. It hurts YOU. It’s not possible to do it all alone. You will get overloaded, stressed, and will...

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5 Ways Millennials Will Shape the Future of Work

 Guest post by Dan Schawbel Millennials, also known as Generation Y, will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. They are the most educated, most diverse and the most connected generation of our lifetime, and they are poised to make a major impact on...

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