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Quotes to Note on Purposeful Leadership

...any other stakeholder group, and each prospers as the others do.” Rajendra Sisodia, Jagdish N Sheth, and David Wolfe, Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose   “We suspect that the best-kept secret of successful leaders is love: being in love with leading, with the people...

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New Director of Business Development, Executive Briefing, and Public Workshops

...come to grips with the inevitable) Brad’s outgoing personality and love of people draws him to lead the neighborhood — or just about any — social committee! He also loves to be challenged on anything to do with sports, music, or movie trivia! Brad would love to connect through his...

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Spirit and Meaning: At The Heart of Life and Leadership

...very core of why we exist. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. When we feel the most love, passion, or energy is when we are the most alive. In Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, organization consultants and professors, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal (co-authors of...

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Is Your Boss a Bully or Just a Really Poor Leader?

...us in the Peanuts cartoon where Linus announces to his cranky sister, Lucy, that he is going to be a doctor. “You, a doctor?” she asks. “How can you be a doctor? You don’t love mankind.” Linus replied, “I do too love mankind. It’s the people I can’t stand.”  ...

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Chicken or Egg: Communication, Coaching, Culture Change, or Leading Change?

...600 readers on today’s most relevant development topics. If you haven’t done it already, I’d love to get your book advice and guidance. I’d also love for you to join our Book Advisory Panel — and I am not above offering a little “payola” to reward your help! The four...

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A Father’s Message in a Bottle

...A Sister’s, etc.) The first book we are bringing to print is the father’s version… In short the book has letters from Fathers to their children on assorted topics but each containing a nugget of wisdom and love. It’s been really fun to build… we have letters from Astronauts, powerful...

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Let’s be Frank: The Heart Part

...special love song for his wife. The caller went on for some time about what a wonderful woman she was to have put up with 21 years of traveling more than 300 days per year while raising their three kids. Intrigued, the radio host asked the caller what he did...

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Now For Your (E-Book) Reading Pleasure

I love e-books. Availability in a Kindle version is now one of the main criteria I use when deciding what books to read. Being able to read a book on my computer, Playbook, or Blackberry is much more convenient than lugging around a physical book or magazine/newsletter/newspaper. Making notes, highlighting,...

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Lessons in Leadership and Change from South Africa

...the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. “A good head and a good heart are always...

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The Olympic Spirit and Recommended Reading: Rethinking Your Work: Getting to the Heart of What Matters by Val Kinjerski

...respect, and love. • Spiritual Connection – being connected to something larger than self that has a positive effect on the workplace. It often involves a sense of love for others. • Mystical Experience – those times in which we feel vital, energized, and have a sense of joy and...

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmmm on…. Cultivating our Attitude of Gratitude

...happiness doubled by wonder.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Turn of 20th Century British writer “A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.” – Pearl Bailey 20th Century,...

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The Magic of Christmas Day

For a Holiday treat click here to watch the unlikely – but very uplifting – duo of Celine Dion and Rosie O’Donnell singing “The Magic of Christmas Day.” The lyrics below convey our wishes from The CLEMMER Group and the Clemmer Clan for you and your loved ones. May your...

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Book Review: How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

...at the University of Pennsylvania. Co-author Mark Robert Waldman is a therapist and associate fellow at the Center. This unique new book is exactly the type I love because it combines solid research with mystical teachings, powerful anecdotes and personal experiences, along with very practical application exercises. Based on their...

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Wall Street and Doing the Right Thing

I love to get feedback from readers of my books. I especially like to get push-back or hear views from a different angle than I’d intended when I first wrote the section under discussion. A reader of The Leader’s Digest took issue with me including the following Elbert Hubbard quote:...

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Great Leaders Nearly Double Satisfaction with Pay and Job Security

...we-can-conquer-all, electric energy, and stretch goals achieved leave you feeling “and I get a paid for having all this fun too. I love coming to work!”? Such is the huge positive or negative impact of leadership. This chart correlates data from organizational satisfaction surveys on pay and job security with...

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Ten Critical Questions to Assess HR’s Effectiveness

...this bold proclamation; “It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New.” In one article, “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It,” Wharton School professor, Peter Cappelli, provides five “basic steps HR leaders can take.” Here are his steps rewritten with a few key...

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City Tours of Leadership and Culture Development

Heather and I love to travel. A great perk of my work is that I am invited to speak or lead workshops and retreats in some beautiful places around the world. Heather carefully selects which ones she joins me for. Northern Canada in winter rarely makes the cut! When we...

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Looking Forward to Facilitating Another “Extraordinary Leader” Public Workshop

...becoming a positive process. Too often leadership workshops are inspiring but quickly forgotten. I love delivering this workshop because of its powerful and lasting impact on participant effectiveness. Everyone leaves with a personalized, action-oriented, development plan that facilitates goal setting and follow through. Leaders continue developing and strengthening leadership skills,...

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm from… “Firms of Endearment”

(see my review of Firms of Endearment ) “The search for meaning is changing expectations in the marketplace and in the workplace. Indeed, we believe it is changing the very soul of capitalism.” “Consider the words affection, love, joy, authenticity, empathy, compassion, soulfulness, and other terms of endearment. Until recently,...

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Build Strengths that Play to your Passions

...loved to do. Each response was immediate and heartfelt; they knew exactly which one he or she enjoyed most. And there’s the answer — if you’re not addressing a major problem that needs fixing, work on what you love to do. One reason our data shows that building leadership strengths...

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