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To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

This article was originally published on April 2, 2018 and has been updated. Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive […]

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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 […]

Feel Like an Entrepreneur?

Two business owners were talking. One was having a pretty good run with his new, and growing business. The other had suffered a series of bad turns and hard luck. The one with the better business asked, “So now do you feel like an entrepreneur?”  The other answered “Heck no. […]

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Leaders: Do You Have a YES Face?

Executive leaders need to think about their face when they make announcements, hold discussions, and conduct meetings. The look you have says much more than the words you speak.