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Personal Education and Communication Pathways and Pitfalls

Discover the Personal Education and Communication approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Passionate Leaders Rally People to the Cause

People rally around passionate leaders with a compelling vision and purpose. Effective leaders generate action that comes from creating energy and transforming jobs into crusades, exciting adventures, or deeper missions.

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Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror

Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.

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Might is No Longer Right

Lack of compassion and understanding can adversely affect a company's turnover. In today's workplace, a management style of pushing people around often pushes the highest performers right out the door.

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Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work

Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work

Failed communications are crippling workplaces across the globe – sapping energy from staff and weakening entire organizations. In this “edutaining” organizational fable, you’ll get realistic scenarios and solutions, showing how individuals and organizations should address issues that cost organizations millions or even billions of dollars in wasted effort every year.

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Growing @ the Speed of Change: Your Inspir-Actional How-To Guide for Leading Yourself and Others Through Change

Growing @ the Speed of Change: Your Inspir-Actional How-To Guide for Leading Yourself and Others Through Change

The world isn’t spinning any faster. But with the rapid pace of change, it often seems like it. New technologies and 24/7 connectedness make it harder and harder to keep up with demands at work and at home.

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Leaders Energize and Inspire

We are either part of the energy problem or part of its solution. There is no neutral zone. We are either net takers or net contributors of energy to others. We need to ask those we're trying to lead or influence about our energy leadership. Highly effective leaders energize others. That energy mobilizes people to action.

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Inspiring and Energizing with Strong Verbal Communications

Effective leaders that inspire, energize, and arouse people to improved performance, can stand in front of a large or small group and express themselves with a clarity, conviction and credibility that stirs their audience or group members' feelings and emotions.

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Education and Communications Pathways and Pitfalls

Trust and communication levels go together. The source of misunderstandings and mistrust is often in the leaders' behavior and lack of communication.

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Communication Strategies, Systems, and Skills

Effective communication is no more a natural skill than leadership is a born trait. However, strong communication strategies, systems, and practices are necessary to keep everyone focused on goals and priorities while providing feedback on progress.

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Cheer Leaders Inspire Others

Effective leaders understand the power of sincere recognition, genuine appreciation, and celebration. These are what provide the atmosphere of encouragement that develops confidence and builds on strengths.

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Bridging the Credibility Gap

One deadly consequence of the management credibility gap is that employees emotionally distance and disengage themselves from their bosses and their organizations, and this we/they schism can have profoundly negative consequences.

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Beyond Manipulating and Motivating to Leading and Inspiring

When confronting morale problems, managers will often succumb to the Victimitis Virus and blame the declining work ethic, or any number of societal factors. But these factors are more imagined than real. Studies show that people's real needs are much less mercenary than most managers believe.

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Assessing Our Ability to Influence Others

Improving my Influence Index, changing my choices, and getting to work on changing me to help change them.

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Leading in Turbulent Times Audio CD

Leading in Turbulent Times Audio CD

Strategic change is an inevitable fact of business life. How we choose to respond to it — as leaders or as followers — determines our personal and professional success. This Audio CD captures the essential elements of developing the leader within all of us. Developing these leadership competencies will help you and your organization continue to drive toward success and ‘grow at the speed of change’.

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Growing the Distance: Personal Implementation Guide

Growing the Distance: Personal Implementation Guide

The Personal Implementation Guide builds upon Growing the Distance and moves from inspiration to application. In this very practical handbook, Jim condenses and shares over twenty-five years of experience helping thousands of people apply the timeless leadership principles and practices.

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Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success

Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success

There are countless personal and leadership development books full of jargon, fads, and buzzwords flooding the market. A bestseller, this is a book of “profound simplicity” that cuts to the essence, while being easy and fun to read. Although highly applicable to readers of Jim’s previous bestselling books with roles and titles like manager, supervisor, or executive, Growing the Distance is written for a much broader audience.

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Six Different Pathways to Inspirational Leadership

A few months ago in Charismatic Leadership is Vastly Overrated I quoted from a European study published in Sloan Management Review on the downside of charisma. I also quoted Good to Great author, Jim Collins, reporting on his findings that charisma can be more of a leadership liability than an asset. Despite the mounting proof […]

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Charismatic Leadership Is Vastly Overrated

With last week’s death of the “Iron Lady,” former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, many world leaders and commentators looked back on her forceful and charismatic personality. Charismatic leadership is a popular media stereotype of strong leadership. As much as I’ve enjoyed reading Fortune magazine for the past few decades, they keep adding to this […]

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Draw from Sales Training to Develop Critical Influencing Skills

Persuasion and influence skills have always been a big part of leadership effectiveness. In today’s complex and matrix organizations these skills are central to our success. There are many people and situations that we don’t have direct control over. This could be upward to more senior leaders, outward to our peers and other departments, and […]

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