Category: Leadership

How to Prevent Personal and Organizational Beliefs from Killing Your Change Management Process

August 9, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

“But, we’ve always done it that way!” In my book, The Business of Wanting More: Why some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Others Don’t, I spend quite a bit if time on what I call “The Bubble,” that personal lens that surrounds us and distorts reality. Our Bubble is created by our personal […]

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The Point of Purpose

July 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

I dropped a client a note today as a follow-up to a conversation about purpose. He asked a good question, “Do we need to work on developing a purpose statement for the company?” He is my note to him: I love that you keep thinking about culture – you have a blank canvas with your […]

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Seeing the Opportunity in Conflict

July 5, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

What would happen if you were to view conflict as an opportunity for understanding and connection, instead of tension and defensiveness? “Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change.” – Ramsey Clark, former US Secretary of State While viewpoints often differ, disagreements can be healthy if you can […]

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All You Need is a Simple “Why”

June 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs As mentioned in a previous post, How to Simplify Your Life to Achieve Better Balance, my […]

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The Power of Expectation

June 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

We rise or fall to the level of others’ (or our own) expectations. “The power of expectation subconsciously controls your life to finally create self-fulfilling prophesies. The expectations of those around you modify your behavior for better, or for worse. Your own expectations can fill you with energy, or drive you into despair and despondency.” […]

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2 Secret Leadership Weapons

May 31, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Great leaders are simultaneously visionary, relentless and empathic. They possess both vision and understanding; a view of the long-term needs and goals of their organization, unwaveringly committed to achieving their goals and realistic about the fact that not everyone will comprehend or invest in these things as fully as they do. “Life is 10% what […]

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Some Slightly Random Thoughts on Leadership

March 15, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

The truth is, not everyone can be a leader. Either by temperament, talent, or skill set, there are people who simply cannot fill the leadership role, whether they seek it or it is thrust upon them by circumstance. And, while some seem “born to” the role of command, others must learn the skills required to […]

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Your Beliefs May Be Killing Your Success – And You!

March 8, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

In my book, The Business of Wanting More – Why Some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Others Don’t, I spend a significant amount of time exploring the concept of limiting beliefs, and the distorted view of ourselves and the world that they can lead us to accept. Since your belief system colors everything […]

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Employee Engagement – Nature or Nurture?

February 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Are engaged employees found, or made? A couple of recent articles on employee engagement have me thinking that many employees are engaged by nature and it’s not the organizational system that engages them (or doesn’t). Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better and Gallup Shares the Surprising Reasons Why, by Mark C Crowley, tells us that, despite […]

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Why Avoiding Conflict Creates Conflict

February 9, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

There are, generally, two reasons people avoid conflict: fear of disconnection and fear of being judged. Yet, except in the case of pending physical violence in a conflict-heavy situation, this type of conflict avoidance will usually result in more conflict somewhere down the road. Consider even some of the big conflicts that exist across cultures […]

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