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Permission Leadership

December 28, 2016 0 Comments
Permission Leadership

Back in 2000, John Maxwell authored a book entitled Developing the Leader Within You. In that book he posited that there are five levels of leadership. He named those levels Position, Permission, Production, People Development and Pinnacle. In this post, I discuss the second of the five and we will explore the rest over the next several […]

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Position Leadership

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Position Leadership

Back in 2000, John Maxwell authored a book entitled Developing the Leader Within You. In that book he posited that there are five levels of leadership. He named those levels Position, Permission, Production, People Development and Pinnacle. In this post, I discuss the first of the five and we will explore each over the next […]

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Poached Eggs, Customer Service and Sales

December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Poached Eggs, Customer Service and Sales

Here’s the story. I was fixing our breakfast when my wife asked why I wasn’t using the microwave egg poaching device she had recently purchased as a gift for me. Well, frankly, I had forgotten about it and had strong reservations about its efficacy. So I wasn’t all that interested in trying it out. Maybe I […]

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Leaders of Hope

December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders of Hope

The Swamp of Innovation It’s hard to remember that our task is to drain the swamp when the alligators of failure keep taking bites out of our hope and persistence. We all know the story of Edison and his 10,000 tries to find the right construction for the light bulb enclosure and filament. How does […]

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Words as Bond

November 30, 2016 0 Comments
Words as Bond

An organization’s culture can be simply stated as “The way things get done around here.” Notice that isn’t a list of values found on walls, coffee mugs, T-shirts or ball caps. It’s what actually happens in our organizations, and how it happens that matter. That is how stakeholders see us. Not as some empty words or […]

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Leading Forward

November 23, 2016 0 Comments
Leading Forward

I’ve heard it said that if you aren’t moving your organization forward, you’re dying. There is no such thing as standing still. Can’t Go Backwards The reason that you can’t go backwards is simple. You are not the same person. Your organization is not the same organization. The marketplace has moved on. Your customers have […]

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Contrary Opinions

November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Contrary Opinions

In a safe environment, there is room for contrary opinions. Opposing views are truly heard. In a healthy and thriving organization contrary views are not only heard, they are encouraged. Contrarians are not naysayers or doom-and-gloom people. They simply look at things differently! The Red Card Some organizations insist that there always be a contrary proposal—a […]

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Leaders and Self-Worth

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders and Self-Worth

Attitude Self-esteem and self-worth are a matter of attitude about one’s own value to loved ones and the community. If a person also has a strong sense of humility to go along with a strong self-worth, then the stage is set for a very effective leader. Confidence, self-worth and humility combine to make space for […]

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Good Judgment

November 2, 2016 0 Comments
Good Judgment

What is “Judgment?” According to my dictionary, judgment is “the ability to make considered decisions or come to a sensible conclusion.” Of course, there is the other use; being “judgmental”—meaning that we are holding others to our own standards and finding them wanting in some way. When speaking of leadership, I am referring to the […]

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Connected

October 26, 2016 0 Comments
Connected

Leaders Are Expected To Be Connected In today’s world, relationships are the currency of leadership. As leaders, one of the values we add to the organizations we lead is being well connected in the community. More than ever, leaders are expected to build safe and transparent work environments. Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) Especially in the […]

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