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Love Them and Lead Them

...in love. Tim Sanders makes love a strategic cornerstone of a company’s operations in his book Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. He wrote, “I don’t think there is anything higher than Love…. Love is so expansive. I had such a difficult time coming...

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Into the Heart of Love, Life, and Leadership (part 5 of 7)

...Scott Peck’s classic The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. He underlined a key passage, “I define love thus: The will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.” What a strange way to think about love,...

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Love is at the Heart of Strong Leadership

...but without love it’s a passing infatuation. He shows that the most successful organizations create fanatical loyalty that goes way beyond reason to highly charged emotional connections. Chapter titles include “All You Need is Love,” “Love is in the Air,” and “What the World Needs Now.” This approach won Saachti...

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Are you Feeling the Love?

...you never have to go to work again. Highly effective leaders are in love with the organization, community, or team that they work or live in. Their love is expressed in a deep desire to see that organization, community, or team grow to its full potential. Leaders love the people...

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The Many Faces of Love

...love their organization’s greater purpose and see its products or services contributing to a bigger world that they love. That love — and desire for growth and development — extends to everyone involved. Love of others starts with love of self. The desire to see others grow and develop starts...

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Love Radiates From the Depths of Our Spirit and Meaning

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on the power of love and purpose. As mentioned in my top ten life lessons, I’ve written book chapters and about 200 blogs and articles about love. One of those, posted exactly 12 years ago on Valentine’s Day, was Love is at...

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A Frank Summary of Looking for Love in All the Right Places

...source of the spirit and meaning he or she brings to their families, teams, or organizations. Frank learned that purposeful leaders love their organization’s greater purpose and see its products or services contributing to a bigger world that they love. That love — and desire for growth and development —...

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Passion Pulse Check: Are You Loving It?

...grow to its full potential. These leaders love the people they work with enough to contribute to their growth and development. To energize and engage others — to help them love their work — we need to either find the work we love or learn to love the work we...

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What’s The Word and The Force of Your Leadership?

...life that binds the galaxy together.” The light and dark sides of our life force are the two very powerful emotions of love and fear. Love plays to our strengths, optimism, hopes, and dreams. Fear accentuates weaknesses, feeds on pessimism, and points to dystopian futures. Love isn’t “the word” found...

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For the L of It: Leadership and Love

...only work hard enough to keep their jobs. The main reason they gave for this big difference was frustration with management practices. The day of passion and love — Valentine’s Day — is tomorrow. It’s a good time to reflect on the vital connections of leadership and love. Management is...

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On Love, Fear, and Building Strengths

In response to my recent post “Are the Most Effective Leaders Loved or Feared?” I received this e-mail from Becky, RN BSN Quality Improvement Coordinator : “I love the fear and love regarding leaders that you posted. I am reminded of Jampolsky’s book, “Love is Letting Go of Fear” that...

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Labour of Love

A few years back I participated in a three-part series for our local CTV affiliate exploring happiness in the workplace. Labour of Love talks to people who have found happiness in what they do and I contribute my commentary and advice. Here is the first part of that series (the...

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Love, Leadership, and Productivity

Valentine’s Day hearts convey feelings of love and passion. It’s a day to celebrate romantic relationships and express our gratitude and affection for loved ones enriching our lives. February 14 is also a good time to review the powerful impact extraordinary leaders have on their teams and organizations. Exceptional leaders...

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Put Valentine’s Day Passion in Your Leadership

...striving for a worthy goal. CLICK HERE to browse a large selection of my articles, excerpts, and columns on Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline. Here are three short articles that deal most directly with passion and love: The Many Faces of Love Highly effective leaders are in love with the organization,...

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Stop Working and Start Living

...and wealthy entrepreneurs don’t start with a goal of getting rich. People in love with money, fame, and “success” are among the saddest and unhappiest souls on earth. If they’re driven hard enough, many end up with the wealth they love. But they usually hate their emotional poverty and despise...

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The Power of Passion

...Leadership is emotional. Leadership deals with feelings. Leadership is made up of dreams, inspiration, excitement, desire, pride, care, passion, and love. The areas of our lives where we show the strongest leadership — including our communities, families, organizations, products, services, hobbies, and customers — are where we’re most in love....

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Tough Love for Tough Times

Yesterday’s story in The Globe & Mail quoted me from an interview I did with Wallace a few weeks ago. It mentions Moose on the Table. As he often does, Wallace provides good advice on dealing with the fear and concern raised by these turbulent times. Tough love for tough...

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What Are the Most Important Lessons You’ve Learned in Life?

...about 200 blogs and articles about love. Most of this is focused on personal/career passion and leading with heart. My Let’s Be Frank series was written to help with looking for love in all the right places. I now see unconditional love as a spiritual force energizing all of life...

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I’d Love Your Input on my New Book

Which development topics are your top priorities today; communication, coaching, culture change, or leading change? Perhaps your answer is yes; all of them? As I posted recently, I’ve been working on a book development project for the past 18 months. It started with eight development topic areas. After readers ranked...

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Creating Leadership Energy is an Inside Job

...and values. So I am not working today, I am using this day to move one step closer to fulfilling a major part of why I exist. You need to either find the work you love, or learn to love the work you have. Get passionate or get out. This...

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