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Finding Focus Creates Clarity

Discovering your Core Focus is an essential element of creating your company Vision. In my last article about becoming a FAST leader, the first part of the FAST acronym is FOCUS. Core Focus has been called many things in the history of business strategy. Many people call it a Vision […]

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Are You a FAST Leader?

International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. […]

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We’ve All Been Ambushed at Work

Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.

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Leadership Effectiveness Can Work with Simple Triggers

You can improve your leadership effectiveness with some simple triggers. As much as I love all the science, academia, and psychology of leadership development, and believe me I follow a lot of it, I often find the biggest achievements come from simple steps. I call these triggers. I had a […]

Don’t Widen the Plate

Here’s a life lesson that needs no embellishment…. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran […]

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Fake News in the Blogsphere???

Say it isnt so. Today is April 1 or April Fool’s Day. Yes, I’ve seen my share of clever prank notes and ruses to get me going today. HOWEVER…. One stands heads and shoulders above them all. Marketing guru Ryan Deiss, of Austin, Texas, wins the world championship in my […]

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Some People Are Just Haters

The life of a manager/business leader certainly has its benefits, but there are downsides to being a leader too. Not long ago, I received an email from someone who had served on a large project with me. Their recall of my leadership role was, let’s say, “less than flattering.” The […]