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Business Ethics and Values: What Now?

In taking a step back to look at what’s happening with business ethics and values, what do we need to remember for the future? What lessons have we learned from the 2008 financial recession? It is good to remind ourselves that what matters most now is what’s always mattered: our bedrock values. ~ Gary Hamel, […]
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Your Leadership Trust Quotient

How high is your leadership trust quotient? Trust has long been considered a powerful trait that enables leaders to succeed. I see it all the time: people who trust their leader are willing to follow them. They are more willing to engage their duties, make strong efforts to benefit their organization, prize the quality of […]
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Leadership 2018:
Allegiance to Purpose

I’ve been writing about leadership values and business ethics in recent posts. It’s clear to me that successful leadership in 2018 will require better business principles and allegiance to purpose. Let’s look at business ethics and principles from a different angle. In my opinion, it’s hard to come up with really good innovative ideas and products when people are driven […]
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Better Business Principles for 2018

We’re quickly approaching another new year; where will you prioritize your energies to shape your business in 2018? How will you apply your business principles? If you’re like most leaders, you take a bit of time to review, reflect and renew during this holiday season. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend Gary Hamel’s book, What Matters Now: […]
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Leading Wisely with Your Values

Are you leading wisely with your values? Successful leaders who follow their values are seen as authentic, and are appreciated because they’re genuine and trustworthy. I know, because I see it in the executives and leaders I work with. They set a vision based on value-oriented choices and hone in on a path for the […]
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How Values Impact Your Leadership Success

The problem with reminding people about core values, and how they impact your leadership success, is that it often comes across as preaching or judgmental. But given the trend in headlines, the question remains: How could so many smart people get it wrong?
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Your Values Determine How You Lead

Leadership starts in the mind and with your most worthy intentions and core values. Your values—your personal principles— direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. The aspects of life that you value shape your character, which determines how you do everything. Your values determine how you lead. Unfortunately, many leaders haven’t identified their values and often […]
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How Do Authentic Leaders
Convey Credibility?

I’ve been exploring how authentic leaders build authenticity by addressing five areas: self-awareness, respect, connecting, credibility and trust. How do authentic leaders come across as truly credible? For one thing, people don’t believe leaders who exhibit questionable behavior. If a leader shows flexible morality in one arena, they are not going to be perceived as […]
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Coaching Conversations: Face the FACTS

From what I observe in businesses, not a lot of managers use coaching skills to guide and develop their people. When managers don’t have clear framework for initiating coaching conversations, they revert to managing in more traditional ways, without coaching. That usually means making suggestions and asking leading questions to get someone to do what […]
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Unleashing Employee Engagement:
It’s Up to You as a Leader

When you think about it, inspiring and unleashing employee engagement should be the  number one job of managers. Ask any manager, however, they’ll tell you their biggest job is managing people, putting out fires, and tracking performance. It’s not surprising that people who are truly engaged in their work account for only 15% to 30% […]
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