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How to Avoid Suck Ups and Favoritism

by Marshall Goldsmith  I have reviewed more than 100 custom-designed leadership profiles for major corporations – and have helped write over 50. These documents typically feature motivational language that describes the leadership practices companies desire – such as “communicates a … Continue reading

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How to Keep Peak Performers

by Marshall Goldsmith Is your company competing for top talent? Do you participate in hiring decisions or developing leaders? If so, pay attention! The workforce is changing dramatically–in two years, there will be more members of the Millennial Generation than … Continue reading

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5 Leadership Traits CEOs Admire

You may or may not want to make it to the corner office, but no doubt you do want to succeed. If you’re a manager, you might want to take a look at the NYT’s article on “Distilling the Wisdom of CEO’s.”  … Continue reading

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Managers and The Potted Plant Syndrome

There was a boss who complained that everyone around him was a “potted plant.”  He couldn’t understand why his managers wouldn’t take charge of an idea or come up with solutions. In his management meetings, if a manager suggested how to handle … Continue reading

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Online Corporate Training to Effectively Manage Change

There are so many forces of change we can’t control: the ups and downs of the economy and the stock market, competition, a merger, layoffs, technology, etc. You name it, it’s coming at you and your organization all the time. The important fact … Continue reading

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You’re Not in Camelot

The good news: the economy is improving. Bad news: those employees you expected to stay are now looking to jump ship. They are four times as likely to be dis-engaged if their direct supervisor or manager is dis-engaged. In a recent … Continue reading

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What’s Your Default Setting as a Boss?

Your default setting can also be called your comfort zone. This is the behavior you tend to exhibit when faced with certain situations. As a leader, you want to be aware of these so that you have a choice of … Continue reading

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How to Make Good Decisions in a Split Second

Just think if your reaction to events triggered an army of allies just waiting to help you make the smartest decision and best response in a split second? Would you want that? How valuable would that be to your career or home life in times … Continue reading

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The Core and the Crust of Leadership

“The core of leadership is character. It represents the essence of who you are and what you stand for. It has nothing to do with Churchillian eloquence, a puckish sense of humor or grasp of strategy. The crust of leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership Tip: How to Energize Yourself and Your Team

Karlin Sloan, author of “UnFear”, often writes about leadership skills. She recently wrote: “Many of us believe that our attitude shapes our destiny …. What we focus on becomes our reality. And if we as leaders are tired, stressed, and … Continue reading

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