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 long and expensive learning curve. Along the way you learn…you learn a lot. You discover the competencies and incompetencies of those working with you. You learn how to manage cash flow challenges. You learn the...
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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? As employers and/or potential employers, it is our responsibility to evaluate those who work for us. And it is not by chance that the term “evaluate” is used here because evaluate means to “form an...
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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 friend in a distant city. The sojourner walked into the pastor’s office and could not help but see the chair off to one side. Behold, it was an ugly chair. It appeared to have suffered...
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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 to one’s head. One leader revealed that within hours of being appointed to a new job, one where he was in charge, he received two phone calls from colleagues encouraging him to show his power,...
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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 most academic expression in an idea put forth by Linda Hill of the Harvard Business School. She claims it originated from reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography when he likened leaders who shepherd their flocks from behind....
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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 about the early days of safari hunting. The industry is tightly regulated these days and was, to a certain degree, even in the early part of the twentieth century. The hunters and guides were a...
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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 – the submarine. Invented in its most recent and most useable form by Irish immigrant and schoolteacher John Philip Holland, most traditional navy officers didn’t like submarines, did not understand how submarines could be deployed or...
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The perfect storm that can shipwreck even the most promising career – 6 things you need to know today
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The perfect storm that can shipwreck even the most promising career – 6 things you need to know today

It is everyone’s dream – a corner office, a commensurate salary, respect and recognition from your peers. Leadership has its privileges, if not immediately at least eventually. From the first experiences of being a leader, which most people do not readily identify as such, until one’s name becomes synonymous with the term, persons in whom...
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The 5 “UPS” to Success and Effectiveness
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The 5 “UPS” to Success and Effectiveness

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Simple solution
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Simple solution

  One thing you can do that will make your associates appreciate you even more. I spent 30 years as a trainer and consultant talking my way through life assisting other leaders do their jobs even more effectively. Then, wanting a career change, I took an avocation and made it a vocation. I opened and...
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