Category Archives: Leadership

Business Secret, Communication, Leadership, Team Dynamics

  I stumbled into a forest fire a few years ago in the mountains out west. You are picturing the blazing forests with exploding trees and flames leaping…
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Business Secret, Executive Coaching, Influence for Success, Leader Development, Leadership

Every management expert professes to have created the best definition for leadership.  I have read many of them and certainly made my own list of leadership attributes that…
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Blind Spots, Execution, Leadership, Planning

I love finding and sharing lessons from business situations, so I have to write about a sales experience that I had this weekend.   After years of avoidance, I…
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Communication, Efficient Processes, Execution, Leadership, Productivity

One of my favorite business books of all-time is the autobiography of Sam Walton, the patriarch and founder of Wal-Mart.  Sam was a brilliant and common man, a…
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Identifying Talent, Leader Development, Leadership, Learning From Mistakes, Strategy

Today during an intense coaching session with a very successful and talented executive, I heard a story that I have heard so many times before…… ”Our business has…
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Advice for Business Majors, Executive Coaching, Leader Development, Leadership, Learning From Mistakes

Be prepared to show the boss the chip on your shoulder.  Why are you worth investing my effort in you?  Be different. Don’t underestimate the importance of influencing…
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Identifying Talent, Leader Development, Leadership

Much has been written about the successful traits of real leaders.  Here is my recipe for a leader that I would follow: Attitude: Real leaders stay positive and…
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Leadership, Strategy, Time/Self Management

“In chess, the match is usually decided because of one bad move.  A move that once made, sets the game on an almost certain path.  And in chess,…
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Communication, Execution, Leadership, Productivity

You probably don’t want to hear this, but  the one thing that makes your direct reports roll their eyes and make teenager faces is…………your conference calls. Let’s face…
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Execution, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Strategy

During a recent meeting, I heard a group of senior managers aggressively lament their firms tendency to create, manage, and interpret a wide portfolio of tests.  The concern…
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