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Blog Articles About Leadership
Imagine that you told your employer about a harmful situation. You believe that the policy on this issue needs to be changed. You believe that you took the high road in calling the problem to management's attention. I am proud of you for doing that! What would...read more
“I want it all!” or “I want more!” “I am in control!” “I am better than you!” “I have no flaws!” “Not in my backyard.” “I have complete power over you!” “Do what I say and ignore what I do!” “You cannot get away with that!” “Your piece is bigger than mine!” “I don’t...read more
“We are a company that practices transparency.” “I am transparent!” I frequently hear statements like these in company advertisements and from individuals running for public office. However, like the labels of ethical and integrity, transparent is an adjective...read more
What is right with leaders today? Leaders are the moral center of the group or organization they lead. What we hear most often about are the unethical leaders who don’t have a moral center or who prefer the low road. Thankfully, there...read more
Another method for engaging employees is to hold professionally facilitated town hall meetings and focus groups. These well-organized and timely sessions are designed to get employees to open up and more importantly to listen to messages you need them to hear....read more
A leader needs his or her credibility to be trusted. While you are human and will make mistakes, it is a trait of preeminent leaders to think ahead and do continuous scenario planning. Here are actions and behaviors to avoid, demonstrating your commitment...read more
“I am 13!” I explained. My grandson responded, “No you're not. You're old!Of course, he was being teased but refused to take my bait. There is some truth to that fib, however. My tree rings now number 67, which caused me to pause and reflect. Who I Am Now...read more
Theodore Roosevelt was a great leader! One of his abilities was to look out past the now, to think about the long-term. With this asset, he then developed a vision for our future. For example, he forsaw the menacing presence of Japan as early as 1896 and...read more
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was more than an outstanding leader. He was a superhero! Dr. King lacked any superpowers, in a Superman or Wonder Woman sense. To me, he deserves this honor because...read more
“Many managers and executives fail to see the difference between risk-taking and risk management. Quite often seasoned managers and executives tell me, ‘Risk management prevents risk-taking.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. You will be a smarter...read more