Can an Everyday Joe/Jane Become a Great Leader?

Can an Everyday Joe/Jane Become a Great Leader?

Is a leader born or made? Yes.  Becoming a great leader means getting in touch with your human frailties as well as your strengths.  It means breakdowns and breakthroughs. Breakdowns can and often do lead to breakthroughs. First you have to face the tiger. To use...

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Can an Everyday Joe/Jane Become a Great Leader?

Can an Everyday Joe/Jane Become a Great Leader?

Is a leader born or made? Yes.  Becoming a great leader means getting in touch with your human frailties as well as your strengths.  It means breakdowns and breakthroughs. Breakdowns can and often do lead to breakthroughs. First you have to face the tiger. To use...

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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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4 Steps to Master the Art of Hiring Smarter

4 Steps to Master the Art of Hiring Smarter

This question is for the senior executive team to ask themselves or an HR discussion with the executive team: "Are we tolerating less than ‘A’ player performance, perhaps by not clearly defining ‘A’ performance?  Or by letting ‘B’ performers slide even with clear...

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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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How Can Leaders Earn Your Trust?

How Can Leaders Earn Your Trust?

Do you choose to work at a company because of exceptional leadership and trust in an individual or team?  Maybe you attend a particular church because of the minister and their leadership in the area of spirituality.  You might have joined a nonprofit because the...

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