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Find Who You’re Becoming in the Magic of a Morning

by Sandra Ford Walston How do you feel about your work life? Are you living in joyful childlike innocence, or are you an overanxious, controlling adult? What identifies your personality at work? A clique? A job description?  One easy way to … Continue reading

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Four Fundamental Leadership Traits to Gain Competitive Advantage

By Lee Ellis In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book,  The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely to be the greatest competitive advantage you can have. He’s right, so what exactly does that look like? … Continue reading

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Are Your Best Managers Hiding in Plain Sight?

by Helen Whelan Over 80 % of the managers in companies aren’t cut out to be managers.  That’s according to several Gallup studies of hundreds of organizations, 27 million employees and more than 2.5 million work units over the past … Continue reading

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What Defines Personal Courage?

by Sandra Ford Walston Personal courage is the way of one’s heart. It is a blending of heart and essence combined with the commitment to hold ourselves completely accountable for our actions. Applying courage consciousness, we must recognize that our … Continue reading

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Do You Feel the “Luv” at Work?

by Sandra Ford Walston How often do you hear a CEO declare with pride that his or her organization has never had a layoff, furlough or bankruptcy? Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly made that statement recently at the University of … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Courageous Leader or Just Plain Paranoid?

Scrutinizing the Latest Events in the NSA Scandal  by Lee Ellis As a former POW in the camps of North Vietnam, I think my comrades and I saw the purest example of leadership possible. Our senior leaders put their country … Continue reading

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9 Powerful Courageous Leadership Questions You Want to Ask

by Sandra Ford Walston “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This time-worn saying is false. For example, “a stone is thrown” when someone says, “I don’t care how you do it, just get … Continue reading

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Leadership Clarity and Its Role in Ethics and Winning

By Lee Ellis To insure clarity in his orders to his generals, it’s said that Napoleon called in a private or corporal and read the message to them. If they understand it, he knew his generals would get it. Leaders … Continue reading

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Accountability and Its Effect on Laziness

by Lee Ellis We just experienced Superbowl XLVII (that’s 47 for all of you that missed “old math” with Roman numerals). Thirty-two teams started the season (sixteen NFC and sixteen AFC with each conference having four divisions–North, South, East, and … Continue reading

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Leaders and Accountability — Notes from the Cliff

by Lee Ellis As we approach the New Year, I’m amazed at how the word “cliff” has dominated the news. We’re obviously not talking about the very dangerous physical sport of cliff diving which can be a thing of beauty and … Continue reading

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