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Consistence – the glue that holds organizations together
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Consistence – the glue that holds organizations together

  Consistence: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts; the property of holding together and retaining its shape....
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9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader
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9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader

  It was an embarrassing display. I was in a another city working for a non-profit organization. The organization’s director...
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The quality of confidence – lessons from Flight 1549
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The quality of confidence – lessons from Flight 1549

  Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, was born January 23, 1951 in Dennison, Texas, to a dentist father and an elementary school...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Patience
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Patience

When the Second Continental Congress convened on June 7, 1776, the pressing order of business was a resolution drafted by...
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Influence – when you speak, who listens?
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Influence – when you speak, who listens?

Tables were arranged in a shallow U-shape at the front of the room. It was the annual board meeting of...
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6 Universal competencies of a superlative leader
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6 Universal competencies of a superlative leader

President Kennedy once hosted a gathering of about 50 Nobel Prize winners at the White House, and he said, "This...
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6 otherly competencies of a superlative leader
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6 otherly competencies of a superlative leader

“Good luck on your new position,” said the outgoing chairman. “You’ll start heading towards your objectives, look behind you, and...
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10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader
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10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader

He was a fair to middling woodworker. On a good day he could complete a project with only one or...
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The deceptive nature of meetings
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The deceptive nature of meetings

Today in the United States we celebrate a national holiday. Labor Day, always on the first Monday in September, celebrates...
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The Problem-Solving Process – a free infographic
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The Problem-Solving Process – a free infographic

   Want a full-size version? Simply click on the image and it will open in a new window or right click...
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7 things every superlative leader understands about problem solving
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7 things every superlative leader understands about problem solving

Rachel was a relatively new employee at a retail outlet. She was given the requisite week’s training in the training...
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4 questions to ask when someone brings a problem to you or you can learn a lot from a monkey
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4 questions to ask when someone brings a problem to you or you can learn a lot from a monkey

Leaders, especially superlative ones, are achievers. They get things done. They are typically hands-on, roll up the sleeves type of...
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Forward focus – handling CAVE people
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Forward focus – handling CAVE people

If there is one competency that separates a leader from a manager, it is this one: the ability to maintain...
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Keeping SCORE – 5 lessons from 300 mentors and 50 years
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Keeping SCORE – 5 lessons from 300 mentors and 50 years

I am in Washington, DC, at the SCORE annual conference. SCORE is an organization of volunteers, all experienced business and...
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Kryptonite, even superlative leaders have to be careful
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Kryptonite, even superlative leaders have to be careful

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, by high schoolers Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster in 1933, he first appeared to the public...
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I’m moving to another hosting server
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I’m moving to another hosting server

After my websites crashed last week, I spent a good amount of time with Tech Support at my hosting company...
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Adaptability – two critical meanings for every leader
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Adaptability – two critical meanings for every leader

There I stood, 4 minutes power left on my laptop battery and I’m holding the plug ready to connect to...
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My apologies

This website was down yesterday due to a technical fault with our hosting service. I spent almost the entire day...
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Competence #4 – Ambitious learning
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Competence #4 – Ambitious learning

Playing almost his entire 19 year long career at the New York Yankees, Lawrence Peter Berra, whom we know as...
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How to recognize purpose for yourself
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How to recognize purpose for yourself

Why would an economics teacher ask this question? My economics teacher asked each of us what we thought was the...
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