The Many Faces of Leadership – Part I

August 25, 2009 | Comments Off on The Many Faces of Leadership – Part I
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I have asked thousands of participants in my leadership workshops to define the activities of effective and fit leaders. Many point to the leader as the key visionary for the organization, while others point to leaders as motivators, risk takers, delegators and masterful communicators. Here is the first in a series of posts highlighting the… Continue Reading The Many Faces of Leadership – Part I


Building a Signature Program

August 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Building a Signature Program
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I want to thank my friend and colleague Shawn Driscoll for selecting our Institute for Leadership Fitness as a “perfect example of what I consider a ‘signature’ program”. You can read Shawn’s article on our Institute by visiting her blog Leading the Way. Shawn inspires high achieving executives, professionals and entrepreneurs to follow a path… Continue Reading Building a Signature Program


Choose to Be Curious, Not Furious

August 17, 2009 | Comments Off on Choose to Be Curious, Not Furious
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Watching my clients interact in team meetings provides me with numerous examples of how people tend to get “furious rather than curious” when they disagree with something someone else has said. Many of us jump too quickly to let a colleague “see” why they are wrong, or how their logic is faulty. Perhaps we do… Continue Reading Choose to Be Curious, Not Furious


Leading Through Tough Times

August 15, 2009 | Comments Off on Leading Through Tough Times
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Leadership is challenging even in the best of times. When markets sour and the economy finds itself in a tailspin, leaders often are stretched and tested. Staying focused on long-term strategies can be a challenge when so many fires beg to be put out. We will emerge from these tough times, and while we may… Continue Reading Leading Through Tough Times