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Stop Whining and Start Leading

Less effective managers aspire to lead but end up demoralizing their own teams and frustrating themselves by choosing to be disempowered by their bosses. They unwittingly fall for the cult of heroic management — the notion that leadership comes down from on high.

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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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Navigating Change and Adversity

'Embrace change' is a useless platitude. We often don't choose the difficulties or negative changes that spring upon us. But we always choose how we respond with these 'how-to' steps for staying above the line.

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Measuring Organizational and Team Energy Levels

Take the courageous approach to leadership by building team commitment and ownership. Our "Energy Index" Assessment is a great place to start.

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Many Managers Disempower Themselves

Many managers unwittingly believe that leadership only comes down from the top. They give away their power by believing that they don't have any.

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Management Teams Often Handicap Themselves

Strong management teams change and improve their organizations despite obstacles, handicaps and problems. It's called leadership.

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Leaders Go First

Team members act like their leader – despite all attempts to train them otherwise. Changing them won't succeed unless it is preceded by the leader changing his or her behaviour.

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Just Go and Do It

Don't wait – initiate! Leaders don't wait for something to happen or someone to tell them what to do.

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Innovation Needs a Culture of Trust and Openness

If we want more experimentation and learning on our teams or organizations, we must establish an atmosphere that builds self-confidence and trust.

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Being a Strong Leader Despite a Bad Boss

Strong leaders don't allow themselves to be victims of a bad boss. We may not be able to choose our boss, but we can choose how to respond to him or her.

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Bad Boss: Learn How to Manage Your Manager

Lost the leader lottery? Strategies for dealing with an ineffectual superior

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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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A Customer Culture is Built on a Service Ethic

Technomanagers are leaders who focus first on technology and management systems, before focusing on their customers and internal/external partners. They must discover the key "servant leadership" principle — success comes through serving others.

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