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The Might as Wells – Letting one thing lead to too many others.
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The Might as Wells – Letting one thing lead to too many others.

I call it sequences, that annoying way of letting a simple task become far more complex. Even Murphy and his...
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The Most Powerful Question a Leader Can Ask…and it’s only one word
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The Most Powerful Question a Leader Can Ask…and it’s only one word

Businesses and organizations tend to generate lots of paper and digital directives. Over time (usually a very short amount of...
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Why leadership training programs fall short
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Why leadership training programs fall short

The American Society for Training and Development reports that U.S. businesses spend a whopping $170 billion on leadership training programs. ...
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Life in the ditches – finding balance in the five equities of life
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Life in the ditches – finding balance in the five equities of life

They were a decent and colorful pair. He a retired farmer. She his wife of many decades. We became friends...
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Stuck in 1st gear – is the impediment to progress you?
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Stuck in 1st gear – is the impediment to progress you?

It happens easily enough and usually innocently enough. You start a business or organization then endure what is often a...
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4 things to consider before dismissing that suggestion or idea
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4 things to consider before dismissing that suggestion or idea

If it didn’t work then, will it work now? Elephant syndrome is what I call it, the tendency to never...
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Value equals worth minus cost
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Value equals worth minus cost

What is the real value of those who work for your company? For that matter, what is your real value?...
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Livescribe Sky – an easy to use pen for taking digital notes
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Livescribe Sky – an easy to use pen for taking digital notes

Several times a week I sit in meetings with clients, board members, and team leaders. In each of them things...
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The 15 diseases of leadership according to Pope Francis
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The 15 diseases of leadership according to Pope Francis

From the Harvard Business Review, April 14, 2015, by Gary Hamel Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention...
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Are you building digital barriers?
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Are you building digital barriers?

One company embarked on a program to update the way it interacted with incoming customer requests. As a consulting firm,...
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The parable of the ugly chair – How to handle a sticky situation without offending anyone.
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The parable of the ugly chair – How to handle a sticky situation without offending anyone.

Once upon a time in a place far away there was a man who made a journey to see his...
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Leadership Skills – 12 tips for new managers – a free Slideshare
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Leadership Skills – 12 tips for new managers – a free Slideshare

Leadership skills (Twelve Tips for New Managers) from Austin Nway Aye Maung
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Leadership is not about who you are but about where you’re going

Self-importance seems to go hand in hand with titles. Ascending to a position of power and importance can readily go...
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Core values of top tech firms – an infographic
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Core values of top tech firms – an infographic

Thanks to MidAmerica Nazarene University - www.mnu.edu/graduate
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Leading from behind, what it is…and what it is not
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Leading from behind, what it is…and what it is not

This concept of leading from behind appears in the news fairly often. The term and the concept have found their...
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5 Tenets of faith for leaders…and they have nothing to do with religion
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5 Tenets of faith for leaders…and they have nothing to do with religion

We all believe things and we believe in things. Our trust rests upon and resides within a certain set of...
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Respect – 4 things you should Never do and 1 thing you should
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Respect – 4 things you should Never do and 1 thing you should

When I was last in Africa, I found a book in the library of the home in which I resided...
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Employee Recognition – a free infographic
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Employee Recognition – a free infographic

I found this infographic from the TerryBerry Company. Right click to download.
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Impediments to Progress – Monumental Inertia
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Impediments to Progress – Monumental Inertia

As the twentieth century began, navies in only a half-dozen countries were experimenting with a new type of watercraft –...
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The most powerful women in business and management
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The most powerful women in business and management

  Thanks to the Brighton School of Business and Management - http://thepracticalleader.com/the-most-powerful-women-in-business-and-management/ - for this:    
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