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The 3 M’s of Leadership

March 14, 2015 by

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 As leaders, we are constantly challenged  with making magic happen daily for our organizations and teams.  How we do so centers in part around 3 core M’s – managing, monetizing, and mentoring. Management is just that – how we manage people, processes and systems. It’s how we wrangle all of the puppies into the […]

An A.R.K. for the Frozen Middle

February 8, 2015 by

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Front line leadership sees the attention of those that work below them as well as those that work above them. They have a level of responsibility that keeps them on someone’s radar. Middle managers, however, tend to be the frozen middle. They have the power to influence and drive change, but get little of the […]

Success is…

January 23, 2015 by

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When you see success, you don’t often see the sweat equity that went into it; the daily incremental effort that moved the needle. You don’t see the setbacks, failure or frustration. In fact, in most cases it seems as if success came quickly and easily. The reality is that for most people, success was about […]

Be Where Your Feet Are…

January 20, 2015 by

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You are often told that you have to think and move two steps ahead, act like you are where you are trying to go. That advice is great, but what they forget to tell you is that you also need to be where your feet are… It’s call being present with foresight. Failure to be […]

What Leadership Isn’t…

January 18, 2015 by

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If you have “yes men” following you, you aren’t a leader, you’re in trouble ~ The Cognoscenti LLC © 2012

First They Will Laugh

July 8, 2014 by

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Some of the greatest innovations were first fodder for amusement and commentary. With persistence, what was once fodder became novelty, as people became more interested and curious. As curiosity rose, so so did fascination, adulation, disruption, and ultimately success. As they say, you know you have arrived when they copy you… Any doubt? Ask Apple.. […]

#TOTD: Elevation Requires Separation

June 13, 2014 by

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As you continue to grow and develop both personally and professionally, you will find that your circles or networks will change. Those that support and encourage your growth will continue to do so actively or passively based on their perception of the value they can bring. Those who are envious or jealous will begin to […]