Category Archives: motivation

Are You Sailing Without a Rudder?

Starting a career in management can seem like it’s all about giving orders or telling people what to do. Then, as we get more experience and become more knowledgeable about running a business, we can think the juice comes from … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Building Trust in Leadership

Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action by Sandra Ford Walston Attempting to manipulate the process makes it harder for us all. What are the results you are trying to achieve? Are you willing to invite a level of self-awareness that … Continue reading

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Is Yahoo Showing Ineffective Leadership by Banning Telecommuting?

Yahoo!’s recent announcement to ban telecommuting raises issues around good management skills, technology use, employee motivation and productivity. Some would argue that a ban on telecommuting (Richard Branson for one) is going backwards to a time where employees need to be micro-managed … Continue reading

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Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action

by Sandra Ford Walston Easily distracted by our projections about people’s personalities, we forget to focus on a critical courageous leadership action: revealing vulnerability. While preparing a presentation on courageous leadership for a Fortune 500 company, my client and I … Continue reading

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Developing Effective Leaders to Hit Home Runs

Google’s 8-Point Guide to Good Management. Use it to add fuel to your own management training. The guide says “Don’t be a sissy” and reach for those goals, use your power to remove roadblocks, develop careers and listen. Seems pretty … Continue reading

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What Goal Gives You “Fire in the Belly” to Win?

by Lee Ellis Life itself is a fight at virtually every turn. To win in sports, the athlete must fight against the limitations of the body and the efforts of the competition. To win the new job, the candidate must … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Mentors and Lessons Learned

by Lois Zachary We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” Dan Zadra, the Founder and Editorial Director of Compendium, Inc. Easier said than done. How many times have we expressed … Continue reading

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Inertia, Sushi and Getting Unstuck

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is a documentary film of an 85-year-old sushi chef and how he created a 3 Michelin-star restaurant in Japan. He didn’t start off trying to achieve a big goal or create a top restaurant in Japan. … Continue reading

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How to Be a Good Boss Video Training DVD

“Follow any problem in business…bad service, missed deadlines, soggy fries…whatever. Everything is somebody’s job and everyone has a boss. Everything leads back to the boss.” Bruce Tulgan Bruce Tulgan is the author of several management books, It’s Okay to Manage Your … Continue reading

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Leaders, Are You Communicating to Win?

by Holly Green Are you focused on winning and moving towards your goals and vision each day, celebrating milestones along the way? Or, do you play not to lose? When an organization lacks a clear destination, it usually has many ill-defined ones. Employees feel unmotivated … Continue reading

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