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Stop Busting your Butt to Please People!

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever met a leader who says "Yes" to everything? While saying yes to some requests is understandable, a strong leader has to know when to stop being a people-pleaser and start being a decisive leader.  I see too many people who are...
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The Costs of Leadership

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In an effort to bring relevant leadership information to readers, I sometimes go back into my archives to find articles I've written that are still timely.  Several years ago, I served as president of an organization and wrote the following article to share with its board of directors and executive leadership team.




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The Most Effective Way to Engage Employees is Communication

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Surveys, polls and countless studies reveal the overwhelming number of employees who are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" in their respective workplaces. Despite all the attention given to employee engagement, it still remains a menacing problem in organizations.


Incentive-based carrot and sick programs, corporate leaders flexing their authoritative mu...

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Leadership Lessons from Celebrity Apprentice

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I have to admit that I don't watch a lot of reality-type TV shows, but I found myself tuning in every Monday night to watch this season's Celebrity Apprentice.  While the show places celebrities in business situations that require "long hours, grueling deadlines, intellectual challenges, personality clashes," it is also a learning experience for the contestants and viewers, especially viewers who lead or manage organizations.  Here are some takeaways for...

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Here it is, Folks! Poor Examples of Leadership

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I must admit that I rarely watch State of the Union addresses, and Wednesday night was no exception, until...I tuned in and caught the last half of President Obama's speech. Before I talk about that classic moment in time, I have to call attention to the poor example of leadership that the U S Congress has set before us.


Despite Republicans having control of both houses, there is still strong division along party lines, as well as the familiar finger pointing, lack of ...

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