The Power of 3 Simple Words

It’s been said that we don’t only learn from good examples. The United debacle can serve as lesson about the power of 3 simple words.

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7 Personality Traits Powerful Leaders Share

Whether you want to lead a team, community, large corporation or startup, these 7 personality traits powerful leaders share will help you succeed.

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Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential

Too often innovation is seen as an end in and of itself. Rob Long makes a case instead, for leaders to see innovation as a tool for realizing potential.

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Stop Optimizing and Solve Problems

To gain the right problem solving behaviors, we need to stop optimizing. Our organizational culture requires a shift from optimizing to solving.

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3 Brutal Leadership Truths No One Likes to Admit

Guest Post by Annabelle Smyth Let’s face it; leadership can be incredibly challenging. Although some people have a natural inclination for leadership roles, it doesn’t eliminate the effort it takes to become successful. It doesn’t negate the value of experience and dedication. And it certainly doesn’t get rid of the challenges that leaders are bound…

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Four Essential Leadership Ladders

Leadership ladders leave individuals and places better than before. In family, self, organization, and community, leadership ladders matter.

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Leadership Fails and Who Cares?

Something isn’t working. Leadership fails. MBA programs produce mismanagement. Henry Mintzberg thinks so. Read his recent post – “MBAs as CEOs: Some Troubling Evidence.” “And their MBA programs do well in training for the business functions, such as finance and marketing, if not for management. So why do they persist in promoting this education for…

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When You Want to Give Up: Responding to Frustrations While Leading Change

  “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Has it ever been more difficult to be patience? Today, patience can seem as optional and unnecessary as ordering a DVD from Netflix when it’s available for instant streaming. The explosion of technology like Amazon Instant, Spotify and UberEats has removed barriers…

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Guest Post by Mark Miller Sometimes, the effort required to achieve a desired outcome is just not worth it. Recently I’ve been thinking and writing about why some ideas are widely embraced, and others fail to make a difference. Obviously, many factors determine the traction an idea has in the world; perceived value, awareness, and…

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How to Provide Productive Criticism to the Participation Trophy Generation

  Millennials are known as the participation trophy generation. In an effort to teach us that “winning isn’t everything,” we were all celebrated equally. Rather than being rewarded for working hard or winning, we were all given a prize for showing up, even when (if we’re honest with ourselves) we weren’t that good. While the…

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Is Your Business a Force for Good?

Can business be a force for good? Starting with this question is easier to answer. No matter where a business is in their goodness journey, most can make an argument for business as a force for good. The low-hanging fruit includes jobs, health insurance, and retirement program. Add in customer solutions and partner opportunity –…

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Fighting Analysis Paralysis

While I have always been an over-thinker, there are some moments or seasons where this tendency is on hyper-drive. Sometimes it is late at night, where I find myself doing play-by-play on the events of the day, wondering if I handled everything right. Other times it happens when I am facing a difficult decision and…

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