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Are You a “Go First” Leader?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve blogged about material from my new book, Leadershift: 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. We’re nearing the end of that process, so I want to talk about one of the more challenging shifts some leaders face. It’s the Cost Shift—moving from the perks of leadership to the price…

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Why you should do more than expected

Have you ever seen the “You had one job!” joke? It’s usually a picture like the one of the sign above, with a crazy error like “Please slow drively.” Or like spelling “STOP” S-O-T-P, or hanging a stair railing upside-down. Google it and you’ll see thousands of examples, because apparently there are a lot of…

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find Out What It Means

Below are seven action steps that can enable you to earn respect from those you lead. Respect yourself and those you work with Exceed the expectations of others Stand firm on your convictions and principles Possess maturity beyond your years Experience success in your family life and career Contribute to the success of others Think…

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Best Practices of Leading Down

Leadership isn’t about position. Leadership is about using your influence exactly where you are. “For teams to develop at every level, they need leaders at every level.” 1 Teams need 360-Degree Leaders. These are the type of leaders who lead up (to the boss), across (among peers), and down (to others). A 360-Degree Leader leads…

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Conceptual Leadership

The first day on the job can be dizzying for an incoming employee as she tries to learn how she fits into the new organization. However, the pace at which business is conducted today, with change constantly occurring, can disorient even longtime veterans. Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline says that, “one of the…

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Great Expectations

A primary responsibility of leadership is to communicate expectations, both with words and actions. When leaders carefully and consistently set expectations, they engineer a flourishing work environment. However, when leaders abdicate their duty to communication expectations, chaos ensues. Here are six rules of thumb to follow as you set expectations in your organization. 1) Set…

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Want to Be a Success? Celebrate Failure

“Failure is not an option.”Gene Kranz, Apollo 13 Unless you’re skydiving, tightrope walking, or trying to land a space shuttle, failure IS an option. In fact, the most successful people usually are the ones who have failed the most. Unafraid to take risks, they stumble  frequently, but in doing so they learn valuable lessons and…

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