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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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What purpose looks like
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What purpose looks like

Yesterday someone posted a provocative question that showed up on my Facebook timeline. They asked “If you don’t know your...
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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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