Monthly Archives: February 2015

Leadership Purpose: Why Should Anyone
Be Led by You?

Let me ask you this: Have you identified your leadership purpose, and are you expressing it in every moment? Don’t worry if you haven’t, only about 20% of leaders say they have. From what I see when I’m coaching leaders in organizations, there is a deepening disenchantment with traditional-style management. People are increasingly suspicious of […]
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How to Speak Up about Values in Business

From what I see, many of us fail to take appropriate action when we see questionable values in business. In my previous posts on values and ethics in business, I’ve shared thoughts from Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right (Yale University Press, 2010), by management expert Mary […]
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Leadership Challenge: How Should You Speak Up about Values?

A sensitive leadership challenge I’ve seen in organizations involves ethical decisions. Leaders are in a position to object to policies when they foresee problems, but often don’t. You may be aware of questionable practices and choose to not say anything. Little by little, this creates a slippery slope resulting in ethical mistakes, sometimes much bigger […]
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Leadership Success and the Search for Meaning

I’ll say it again. Success is NOT a destination. If I had a dollar every time someone calls me and says, “Look, I’ve achieved all my goals, now what?” — I’d be rich. Leadership success is not about achieving your goals, it only appears to be so. We spend so much time and effort to […]
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7 Steps to Career Success with Waypoints

I’ve never met a successful leader who didn’t have a plan for his or her career success. The plan may have changed over the years, but there is a plan with waypoints. It’s never to late to plan out the rest of your career. You may find like I did, that you’re in a different […]
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Leadership Waypoints: 7 Steps to Plan for Success

Successful executives establish leadership waypoints along their career path. I’ve been writing about how people who want leadership success need to be strategic and practical. In my last post I explained what waypoints are and how any leader can formulate their own WAYPOINTS statement. This helps you identify the smaller steps along the road to […]
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What Are Leadership Waypoints?

Successful executives establish leadership waypoints along their career path. I’ve been writing about how people who want leadership success need to be strategic and practical. It helps to define the key actions and small wins along the way. Success isn’t built over night, and neither can you develop your leadership skills in big steps. There […]
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Leadership Success Is Not a Destination

What is leadership success? Success can be defined as many things. It could be good health, great relationships, a solid marriage, happy kids, and financial security to name a few. One of the things that all of these definitions have in common is that they are not end points. There is no finish line that […]
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