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SPRING AHEAD: TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO MAKE A LEAP FORWARD

As we look forward to the first day of Spring I can’t help but look forward to what lies ahead this year in the months ahead.  Specifically the people I will connect with and the impact we may have on

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How To Hold Yourself Accountable?

  I have been asked to write an article on this topic a number of times.  How to hold yourself accountable is indeed a interesting and somewhat provocative question. What we know is there is a lot beneath the surface

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What Leaders Are Supposed To Do

  What are leader’s supposed to do.  In a nutshell – lead, provide direction – to be “heads up” on the look out over the horizon for opportunities and obstacles which are ahead? The following was presented at an event

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KEEPING COMMITMENTS

  DO WHAT YOU SAY!!  Nothing earns TRUST more than doing what you said you are going to do.  Conversely, nothing destroys TRUST faster than not doing what you said you would do.  “Never fail to meet a business engagement, however

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Providing Constructive Feedback

Why do we have such a tough time providing constructive feedback when people actually crave it?  I see leaders struggle with this as much as managers.  It is a natural aversion to conflict from the desire to be liked.  Management by

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Words To Live By: Business Maxims from 1896

I met this wonderful lady the other day and we got talking about why is it that some people don’t return phone calls, emails or do not show up for appointments?  That discussion reminded me of the following business maxims

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Accountability & Culture – The Magic Pill

Have you ever met someone who always blames their problems on someone, or something else?  Meet Jack.  In chapter 10 of The Magic Pill © Jack is up to his usual antics.  This time he is raising a ruckus because

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Who’s Your 2nd In Command?

Great leaders commonly have an extremely strong 2nd in command – someone who’s got their back along with the best interests of the company in mind. I have observed and helped hundreds, if not thousands, of companies over my career. 

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