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The Leadership Path is Paved with Mistakes….

September 28, 2013 by

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The leadership path is often paved with mistakes.  These mistakes, both minor and major, are the metal that can either forge or destroy leaders and their reputations along the way.  The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, there are leaders who have honed their skill through trial and error. […]

Learning to Take Third Party Feedback Regardless of the Source

August 31, 2013 by

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Everyone has an opinion about everything it seems.  It can be particularly frustrating when those opinions come in the form of candid, constructive feedback from a third-party.  The frustration is rooted in not knowing the intentions of the third-party in providing such feedback – is it based on observation or speculation, is it intended to […]

The End Result is Often Not as Important as the Journey

August 31, 2013 by

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For the most part, it’s been argued that the point is that you are there (where ever that is) regardless of how you got there. Well, sometimes, how you got there is just as, if not more important. Sometimes the value of the journey is worth sacrificing (albeit a controllable one) the outcome. In the […]

Learning to Zig-Zag or Realizing that Success Isn’t Always a Straight Path

June 25, 2013 by

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  The fastest point from A to B is a straight line, right? Not always.  Leaders recognize that in terms of career development, the best path is one that is focused on experiential learning and breadth of experience.  This means there may be lateral and forward motion, will little or no steps backward.  It can […]

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!

Know Where the Cliff Is, then Act Like Its Not There

June 9, 2013 by

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What often holds us back from great success, happiness or even a sense of fulfillment is fear. Fear of the unkown, fear of failure, or even fear of reaching our potential.  These fears act as barriers between who or where we are and who we can become or where we can go.  While it is […]

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 […]