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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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Fear of Failure: Perspective Is Everything

Living with frequent fear of failure is a significant personal struggle. While fear may not be completely eliminated, it can be overcome. A major shift in perspective is required—something with which an experienced leadership coach can assist you. Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don’t Always Reach Their Potential and How […]
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How Powerful Are Your Habits and Routines?

How much power do you have over your own habits and routines? Most of the choices we make each day feel like well-considered decisions. In reality, ingrained habits drive us to act. Research has shown that the average person has approximately 40,000 thoughts per day, but 95%  are the same ones experienced the day before. […]
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3 Ways Leaders Can Spark
Employee Engagement

If you’re in charge of people at work in any capacity, you face big challenges everyday with employee engagement. How do you get people motivated and truly engaged? In my last post, I presented Gary Hamel’s ladder of human capabilities. Most managers are adept at encouraging the first three in order to boost performance: Obedience Diligence […]
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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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Self-Management: The Future of
Working Together?

Is it even possible to run a 7,000 person business using self-management principles? Apparently yes, and quite successfully. If we’re going to successfully reinvent organizations for the future, we need to take a serious look at the way we manage people and work together. As Einstein saw it, we can’t solve problems using the same […]
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