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WorkLife Balance or The Pig and Bacon versus The Chicken and Eggs

June 23, 2013 by

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There has been much discussion regarding the topic of work life balance.  While some would argue that it is possible to strike a balance between the demands of work and the needs of your personal life, others would contend that there is no such thing.  Instead, they counter that there will be sacrifices, opportunity costs […]

Stranger Theory or Using Visuals to Make Your Workplace Speak

June 19, 2013 by

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From a lean standpoint, stranger theory implies that an organization’s workplace should have visuals that are so clear and easily understood that even a stranger can “go and see” the status of the operations at any given point.   The visual controls used should meet the needs of the operations team and the leadership team in […]

Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders by Scott Williams

June 16, 2013 by

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Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders by Scott Williams Excellent 5 minute video that reminds us that leadership is more than management, it develops and cultivates others to be followers and future leaders.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy by Derek Sivers

June 16, 2013 by

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First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy by Derek Sivers All it takes is one person to follow… enjoy!

Top 5 for New Leaders

May 27, 2013 by

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New leaders often struggle to find their place in the organization and in defining or refining their leadership style.  Here are 5 key pieces of advice for new leaders and those who are redefining themselves. 1.  Knowledge = Confidence Know the numbers related to your business.  From a macro level, take the time to learn […]

Leadership Influence to Drive Organizational Citizenship

May 26, 2013 by

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Every day is an opportunity for potential risks due to ethical failures.  Leaders are the role models for their team in terms of the understanding and management of risk.  Through their actions, leaders are able to influence organizational citizenship behaviors by defining expectations, modeling compliance and holding everyone accountable for deviations.  “Effective leaders must have […]

Do You Have The Discipline To Rinse Your Cottage Cheese?

May 15, 2013 by

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There is obviously an analogy here and it comes from the Jim Collins book, Good to Great: A world-class athlete who won the Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon 6 times, trained intensely and was very disciplined – biking 75 miles, swimming 20,000 meters, and running 17 miles per day. He burned approximately 5,000 calories a day in […]

The Theoretical Case for Women Leaders?

May 1, 2013 by

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With the ongoing dialogue regarding women in leadership, a theoretical case can be presented that argues the effectiveness of women leaders based on ideal leadership styles and traits.  Previous research has focused primarily on men in leadership, arguing that masculine leadership traits were more desired and effective.  While underrepresented in the C-Suite for Fortune 500 […]

Leadership Essence: The 4Cs

April 5, 2013 by

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Leadership essence reflects the principles and values of the leader as well as the respect for the individual and the group. It also influences leadership style, or how one leads. While most leaders employ more than one style of leadership based on the situation, the essence of their leadership seldom changes. Leadership essence can be conceptualized […]

More Reading on Women and Leadership

March 19, 2013 by

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Here are 10 books, in no particular order, that are worthwhile reads for women in leadership How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactic for Women by Angie Morgan & Courtney Lynch Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in […]