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Leadership – Featured Articles

I have personally selected these articles from our Leadership Library. I hope you will find them particularly engaging and helpful to you as you develop your leadership skills and build a successful business.

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  • The 6 Powerful Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

    The 6 Powerful Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

    Go ahead. Raise your hand if you’ve never made a mistake If your hand isn’t up, how willing are you to own and admit your mistakes? What’s the Difference Between a Lie and a Mistake? Before we get too far, let’s distinguish between failing to admit a mistake and actually …
  • There’s a simple one-word formula to Achieve Excellence

    There’s a simple one-word formula to Achieve Excellence

    PREPARE to Win … or get ready to get your butt kicked!I n our travels, we’ve seen plenty of obstacles to success, from making the tough decisions to staying focused on execution. As if all that isn’t enough, there are still a few more barricades around the corner. Lack of preparation …
  • The 7 Qualities You Need to Get Your Company on the Medal Stand

    The 7 Qualities You Need to Get Your Company on the Medal Stand

    What does it take to get on the Medal Stand and out of the Grandstands? She’s won 17 Olympic medals. 12 of them are gold. She holds 13 world records. She’s been Sports Woman of the Year twice. She’s obviously a remarkable swimmer. She did all of it after having …
  • The 6 Keys You Can Use to Rock Your Company Culture

    The 6 Keys You Can Use to Rock Your Company Culture

    The 6 Keys You Can Use to Rock Your Company Culture Do you remember the CEO we discussed in the first article in this series who threw his secretary’s typewriter through a second story window – without opening it? You may not have seen a typewriter fly … or a …
  • Leadership Insights | The 8 Principles of Effective Delegation

    Leadership Insights | The 8 Principles of Effective Delegation

    What’s Your Delegation Score? Delegation isn’t just a handoff so you can walk away and do something else. It is a critical leadership skill that you must master if you want to expand your reach, take control of your time and achieve the work-life harmony you’re seeking. Learn the 8 Principles …
  • Leadership Insight | Building Consensus does not Build Success

    Leadership Insight | Building Consensus does not Build Success

    Building Consensus ≠ Building Success I have been working with a young CEO who recently acceded to her company’s leadership. She was the successor to a more authoritarian regime and found herself working overtime to establish a more collaborative and less hierarchical environment. She wanted to bring people to the table, …
  • Leadership | The 7 Attributes of World Class Organizations

    Leadership | The 7 Attributes of World Class Organizations

      What can you accomplish in a flash of time? It lasts about 300 to 400 milliseconds. It occurs about 10 to 20 times per minute. Over the course of a day, excluding about 8 hours of sleep, it amounts to about an hour and 20 minutes on average, a …
  • Leadership | Can we really trust you to fake authenticity?

    Leadership | Can we really trust you to fake authenticity?

    If you’re not authentic, who are you? What a surprise! Years ago I was traveling regularly to Asia, and wanted to buy my wife a Cartier tank watch, a style that was very popular at the time. I visited a reputable jeweler where most of my partners had been shopping …
  • Leadership Lessons | Have you built the 10 Cornerstones of Effective Leadership?

    Leadership Lessons | Have you built the 10 Cornerstones of Effective Leadership?

    What Does It Take to be a Great Leader? “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.“ ~ Harry Truman It seems like every talking …
  • Leadership Lessons | Are Incentives the Cornerstone of Life?

    Leadership Lessons | Are Incentives the Cornerstone of Life?

    Does your incentive program REALLY drive performance? You probably know someone, don’t you, who is a star performer who believes that her achievements go unrewarded? If so, you probably also know an underachiever who gets more than he deserves.I s there any greater disincentive to the high performer than knowing …
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