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16 Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Taking Leadership Personally – The symbolic side of the leader
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16 Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Taking Leadership Personally – The symbolic side of the leader

Keeping Up Appearances Communication always happens. Even when you are not deliberately sending a text, speaking before a group, speaking...
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #2 – Drive and Purpose part 2
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #2 – Drive and Purpose part 2

Born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum in 1905 to a Jewish family in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ayn Rand, as she came to...
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16 Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #2 – Drive and Purpose, Part 1
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16 Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #2 – Drive and Purpose, Part 1

The son of a British nobleman and an American heiress, Winston Churchill’s role in World War Two has become synonymous...
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #1 – Ethics and Integrity
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #1 – Ethics and Integrity

On September 29, 1982, twelve-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, died after taking a capsule of Extra-Strength Tylenol....
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The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster
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The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster

This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work...
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – 29 Competencies
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Qualities of a Superlative Leader – 29 Competencies

Jason (not his real name) was a perfectly irritating individual. There was just something about him that was abrasive and...
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Qualities of a superlative leader #4 – Competence, part 1
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Qualities of a superlative leader #4 – Competence, part 1

“Leadership means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrust authority to a person who has shown judgment,...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – #3 – Diligence
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Qualities of a superlative leader – #3 – Diligence

The son of a handloom weaver, Andrew Carnegie was born in the Scottish village of Dunfermline, Fife, in 1835. In...
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The Practical Leader Podcast Survey
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The Practical Leader Podcast Survey

Tell me what you prefer! I will be launching The Practical Leader Podcast soon and I really want to know...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Experience, 8 reasons why
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Experience, 8 reasons why

Three times a year I go to a local university along with a group of other members of my local...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence, part 3
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence, part 3

I’m summing up today with a caveat. The general study and analysis of the traits of intelligence is ongoing. Many...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence part 2
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence part 2

Born in the village of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, in 1643, the only son of prosperous farmer Isaac Newton, this baby...
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence, part 1
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence, part 1

He was the tenth son of a Boston soap maker. His father intended for his son to enter the ministry...
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Preliminary survey results
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Preliminary survey results

A big thank you to those readers who have participated in my survey polling your preferences for future training programs....
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Superlative Leaders
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Superlative Leaders

They are well-known and they are hardly known. They work in the spotlight and they labor in obscurity. They achieve...
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What fatherhood has taught us

My son, Nathaniel, and I have collaborated on this post. The columns below are our observations on what we've learned...
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6 principles of effectiveness
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6 principles of effectiveness

If efficiency is the economic use of human, psychological, and material resources, what is effectiveness? Go ahead. Think about it....
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Is doing what you do getting you what you really want?
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Is doing what you do getting you what you really want?

Start-ups are, in many ways, a lot easier than leading a seasoned company or organization. Once systems, methods, and procedures...
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7 ways to know the difference between strategies and tactics
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7 ways to know the difference between strategies and tactics

The vision: Liberate Europe, defeat Germany and Italy, then establish a new world order The strategy: A cross-channel invasion followed...
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6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks
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6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks

6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks  I think my favorite episode of...
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