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Stop Managing and Start Leading

Truly good corporate leaders, know how to remove barriers between themselves and their staff.

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Stepping Back to Step Ahead Through Reviewing and Assessing

When we don't know how we're doing we can't improve. Failing to periodically review and assess is one of the major reasons so many improvement efforts lose their way.

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Steering Our Leadership Wheel

The wheel represents the circular nature of leadership – there is no beginning nor end. Each of the supporting leadership principles around the outside of the Leadership Wheel are interdependent and interconnected.

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Soft Skills, Hard Results (Part 2)

Research on emotional intelligence (EI) shows that a leader's personal characteristics and leadership competencies have a direct bearing on his or her personal performance – as well as on that of their team and organization.

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Soft Skills, Hard Results (Part 1)

Leadership deals with the world of emotions and feelings. It is of an art rather than a science. Now there is hard evidence that those "soft" leadership principles are the major factor in what makes a high-performance team or organization

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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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Seeing the World as We Are

Whether you think the world is full of richness and opportunity or garbage and despair – you are right because that is your point of focus.

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Seeing Only What Is or What Could Be

Whether you think the world is full of richness and opportunity or garbage and despair – you are right because that is your point of focus.

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Ringing True to Me

We are creating the reality our vision is focused upon. The context of our values and purpose are creating the life we believe in.

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Reward and Recognition Reinforce Paternalism or Partnerships

The big differences with reward and recognition approaches have to do with how they're used. Making them shallow and crass will threaten to swing attention away from the meaningful issues of principles and purpose and move to self-interest and selfishness.

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Reward and Recognition Pathways and Pitfalls

Discover the Reward and Recognition approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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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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Retaining Top People

Retention and engagement are critical to an organization's success, but attracting and retaining talented people is a growing challenge for many organizations.

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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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Recognition Do’s and Don’ts to Inspire and Energize

Whose needs are your recognition and reward systems designed to serve? What are the goals? Are they to manipulate, control, and "motivate?" Or do they build an atmosphere of helpfulness, appreciation, and high energy? How do you know? As with beauty, quality, or customer service, reward and recognition are in the eyes of the beholder.

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Recognition and Appreciation Inspires and Energizes

Only two groups of people thrive on sincere recognition and genuine appreciation — men and woman. Highly effective leaders give recognition and appreciation up, down, and across the organization and within and among teams and team members.

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Purposeful Leaders Make Meaning

As we contribute our work to our team or organization, we also need to contribute a deeper sense of meaning or purpose. If we're going to be leaders, we need to take ourselves and ours to the Emotional and Spiritual levels.

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Purpose Gives Us a Deep Sense of Meaning

Developing a personal, team, and organization purpose that's aimed at serving others adds a richer sense of meaning to any personal, team, or organization change or improvement efforts.

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Profits are a Reward, Not a Purpose

Add a richer sense of meaning to our lives by developing purpose aimed at serving others. Profits are a reward. The size of our reward depends on the value of the service we've given others.

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Process Management Pathways and Pitfalls (Part Two)

Process management is an invaluable part of disciplined management systems. Discover the Process Management approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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