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7 Habits of Highly INeffective People

As shown in the extensive research of our web site section, Focusing on Strengths, we have overwhelming evidence that building strengths is 2 to 3 times more effective than fixing weaknesses, closing gaps, or “rounding out” lower leadership skills. But when a weaker leadership skill crosses the line into fatal flaw territory the “horns effect” […]

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Perceptions Are a Leader’s Reality

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “that’s not reality, that’s just their perception”? This is a common trap leaders often fall into when receiving personal feedback or reviewing organizational survey data. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Everyone else assesses our leadership effectiveness by our behavior. That’s a highly subjective evaluation based on what others […]

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The Pause that Refreshes

Progress towards your vision, values, purpose and goals by stepping back to step ahead. Savor and celebrate your success.

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The Myth of the Born Leader

Our leadership development choices raise us up or drag us down. Our development is our choice. Those accumulated choices prepare us to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or weaken our abilities and set us up to be victims of change.

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Successful Failures

Key characteristic of learning leaders; they refuse to be trapped by "conventional wisdom" or what others say is or isn't possible. Highly effective leaders go against the odds – or just ignore them.

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Successful Change Flows from Learning, Growth, and Development

Resistance to today's change comes from failing to make yesterday's preparations and improvements. We need to deal with change by improving ourselves. Then our time of success must come.

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Signs of Stagnation

Not all experience is equal. Experience isn't what happens to us, it's what we do with what happens to us. There's a major difference between growth experiences and stagnating experiences. Just because we've shown up year after year and put in the time, doesn't mean we've gained by the experience.

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Review, Assess, Celebrate, and Refocus: Personal Pathways and Pitfalls

Remember to take the time to Review, Assess, Celebrate, and Refocus. Discover the Personal approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Reflection and Renewal

A great fictional story, illustrating a major problem we encounter again and again in our work with individuals, teams, and organizations trying to move to higher levels of performance. It's the problem of balancing the speed and pace of daily life or operations, with periodically stepping back to make sure we're heading in the right direction.

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Pinpointing My Leadership Position

Whether on the high seas or in a corporate boardroom, maps, charts, or plans are very useful in plotting a course to where we want to go. But they are useless if we don't know where we are now.

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Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part Two)

Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part One)

Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Personal Improvement Planning and Discipline

There is no one best or right way to keep ourselves growing and developing. But, without a vision and the discipline to follow through, there can be no personal improvement.

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Personal Feedback Pathways and Pitfalls

Only through knowing where we are can we change where we are going. Discover the Personal Feedback approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Moving Out of a Career Rut

For professionals “on the grow” middle age can be a time of career renewal. Others can find their careers stagnating. Here are a few symptoms of stunted growth and how they can be rectified.

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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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Looking Back to Look Ahead

The journey of personal growth requires finding our own way by implementing a series of interconnected areas of growth and development.

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Leadership and Learning are Indispensable

Not all learners are leaders. But the research clearly shows that the strongest leaders are continuous learners. They are self-made leaders.

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Leaders are Made, not Born

Effective leaders are made, not born. If we are not working hard to continually improve our leadership skills because we weren't "born with natural talent" then we are either copping out, misinformed, or both.

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Interested in Leadership, or Committed to Becoming a Leader?

Many managers in leadership roles have stunted personal growth. We can focus on the gain of improvement, by keeping our preferred future and purpose firmly in front of us, and develop the "habit" of personal improvement.

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