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Situation-Based Leadership

By Lane Sloan, Silver Fox Advisors Leadership does not have a simple formula for every situation. A lot of the leadership theory comes from academicians studying a formulation of their leadership model from observing the real world.  They test the model with empirical research to determine results on performance. Then, the outcomes are put into a report or article. It’s the publish or perish phenomenon. If we look at the chapter headings from a well-known

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How Do You Do What You Do?

Gaining Experience From time to time, I have a mentee say “I am interested in doing what you do. Please tell me how to do that.” Often I struggle with that ask, because if I was honest, I’d say “You’ve got to be kidding me. Do you know what I’ve been through to get here?” John Maxwell said it much more eloquently. He said “OK. Let me ask you a question. Are you willing to

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The Greatest Growth Lever – Trust

Part 1 – Why Leverage Trust? Contributed by Andy Hass and Richard Bents “Trust is the highest form of motivation. It brings out the very best in people.” Stephen R. Covey Google conducted a massive research project to study what made their most successful teams and called it Project Aristotle. After studying 180 teams, using 250 variables and 32 statistical models, they found the absolute #1 variable by far in their highest performing teams was

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A Thankful Heart – A Leader’s Blessing

This is going to be a detour from my usual teaching and coaching topics. It’s a day to focus on an important aspect of leadership. Being thankful. Are you thankful today? Can you be thankful most days? Thankful for the job you have, the role you play? Are you thankful for family and friends? Or do you suffer from darkness in your view of the things that are happening? Having a spirit of gratitude for

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A Mentor’s Greatest Lament

It’s easy to find a lot of talk about mentoring; being a mentor, using a mentor, and growing from mentorship. One of my most popular posts was about being a stepping stone. But what will you do about that? Mentors come in many varieties. Anyone who’s been through some form of higher learning has probably been influenced by a teacher or professor. You may remember a magical mentor who inspired you to think differently or

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