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Mark Cole: Time To Move On?

When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position? Leaders often get restless. The more ambitious and entrepreneurial the leader, the shorter their attention span tends to be. But restlessness is not necessarily a problem. The key to knowing whether it’s time to transition is recognizing there are…

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Facing the Challenge of Leading Up

Imagine yourself inside a crowded movie theater. You’ve got your popcorn and soft drink, and you’ve settled into your seat to enjoy a new thriller. After the movie starts, you munch happily away as the story takes off and begins to build. Then, about halfway through the movie, the tension mounts. The main character keeps…

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The Risk Test

Last time I wrote about the difference between good timing and procrastination, and included some tests you could apply to find out whether you were putting off decisions that needed to be made. Just like there are two sides to every coin, there are two extremes when it comes to taking action. Procrastinators are at…

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Procrastinating, or practicing good timing?

You have a decision to make. But you just aren’t sure about it. So you put it off. Sometimes that’s a wise move, because the timing isn’t right. In my book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, I teach the Law of Timing, which says, “When to lead is as important as what to do…

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A Case Study in Influence : Hyundai

Everyone wants to be the best. If you aren’t the best, then chances are you’re looking to see who is and trying to emulate them. Put simply, influencers attract imitators.Lately, Hyundai has proved to be a leader in the auto industry. While sales of competitors have slowed to a crawl, Hyundai has been cruising in…

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Principle-Centered Planning: Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous article – click here to read Part One You may have heard the expression, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, Rome wasn’t built on accident, either. The coliseum, the pantheon, Saint Peter’s basilica… these architectural marvels weren’t the offspring of happenstance. They were created only after architects…

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