Leadership
A Chicken/Egg Leadership Recipe

A Chicken/Egg Leadership Recipe

Question: Which Should Come First, Being or Doing? Answer: Being. A leader’s greatest potential to contribute [to people they lead and their outcomes] is granted by followers who perceive a leader as “BEING leader.” Unlike the title “manager,” the title “Leader” is...

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Begin 2021 with Stop. Start. Continue.

Begin 2021 with Stop. Start. Continue.

I have played this game with CEOs I’ve coached and it’s clearly not a game. It is an assessment of where you are now and how you might essentially reconstruct your future based on what is working and what is not working to get you to your goals. Simple and profound,...

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Can You Handle the Truth?

Can You Handle the Truth?

Seeking the truth. Finding the truth. Facing the truth. Communicating the truth. It takes an extraordinary commitment to the truth to seek it and frankly not everyone is interested. Some people like their own version of reality just fine, thank you. It’s hard to make...

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Listening is a Power Source for Leaders

Listening is a Power Source for Leaders

As a facilitator of CEO business support groups, I held conversations with candidates for my groups to discern the likelihood that they would be good listeners.  I distinctly remember one CEO who told me, “I take only my own counsel.  No thank you.”  I had had...

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