Leadership Governance: A Guardian Angel Practice

Ethic failures of business leaders increased. To create greater leader accountability, a new leadership governance model is required – a guardian angel way.

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Your Choices (And You Are Not Invincible)

In our youth, we feel invincible. After all, time is on our side. We have a lot of time to pursue our story. In our old age, we feel invincible. After all, time is on our side. We have limited time to amp our story. The reality is we are never invincible. We are human…

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Presidential Views: Leading

In America, it is election time. Leaders are raising their voices and ideas, and many are concerned, confused, and conflicted. Worldwide, people are curious and anxious as well. Words are spewed with seemingly little thought, yet the words are what worry many, wondering if what is said would become what is done. History resonates. Past…

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The Power of Example

Father’s Day is over. My first year without buying a card or calling my Dad. At some point, we pass this mile marker in which a father or mother dies. Worse, some never experience a father or mother being present in their lives. In their physical or emotional absence, we search for other examples. We…

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Leadership Strangers: Authority and Accountability

A project or initiative begins. Do we have the authority to lead? An initiative deviates. Do we have accountability in results? Authority and accountability are necessary companions, yet they often are strangers. An imbalance of authority and accountability creates challenges for an organization and a leader. When lopsided, frustration rises. Imagine being given new leadership…

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Are Curators the New Experts?

I’m sure there are many Millennials who proudly wear the badge of expert in their chosen profession, but I personally don’t know one. In all honesty, my peers cringe at the thought of being referred to as an expert, even when they are technically qualified. Even with their degrees, work experience, and hours spent unknowingly…

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7 Ways Millennials Can Earn Trust and Respect in the Workplace

Everyone wants to be invited to “the table,” the one where big ideas are discussed and important decisions are made. And today, many Millennials are trying to figure out how to get there. A few days after I started my first full-time job, I remember walking by the conference room while other co-workers were meeting…

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5 Characteristics That Most Successful People Possess

Guest Post by Andrew Brushfield Education, training, experience and continually updating your skills are all vital to success in the workplace and to your future employment trajectory. However, there are many less readily definable factors that influence success in the workplace. If you observe successful people in your own profession closely, you will notice they…

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Tested Leader or Inspiring Leader: What Is the Right Blend?

In a 2008 Gallop poll, Americans were asked if they preferred a tested or inspiring president. The results were interesting: 52 percent would prefer someone who is a tested leader but who is not that inspiring 43 percent would prefer someone who is inspiring but who has not been tested as a leader At this…

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Leadership vs. Followership: Do We Really Mean “Versus”?

Guest Post by Dave Clemens Who values leadership qualities more when they interview potential recruits, HR or the line managers who’ll be directing the newbies once they join up? You might assume the former, if you think about the contrasting interests of the two parties: HR wants to find somebody who can not only fill a…

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What Makes a Good Leader?

Guest Post by Megan Richter History knows lots of examples of how the remarkable leadership skills change the human lives, shape companies or other organizations. There are many people who surround us and apply their leadership skills in their everyday situations but go unnoticed. We can learn a lot from such people. What really makes…

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Body Language Advice for Your Next Interview

Guest Post by Kyle O’Brien Ahh. The job interview. A thorn in the side of most candidates (and hiring managers, too) for many reasons. There’s the resume gloss over. Typical questions about where they want to be, who they want to be and how they are going to get it. A quick shake of the…

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