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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 would you define “Soft Skills”?

It’s a great question. You’ve got to wonder how this name came about when “soft skills” are the hardest to teach and learn. They are the critical skills that will make you a good leader, a more effective communicator or better … Continue reading

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The Power of Mentoring in Leadership Development

by Lois Zachary “Good mentors help to anchor the promise of the future.” These words, written by Sharon Daloz Parks in the second edition of her book, Big Questions Worthy Dreams,  speaks to the power of mentoring for leadership development.  Good mentors … Continue reading

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Showing and Sharing Stories of Leadership

Leaders Sharing Life Stories and Past Decisions – Rite of Passage Recently David Brooks of New York Times called out to readers over 70 to send him a Life Report. He wants to share these with readers, especially the young, who … Continue reading

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Leaders Change Management to Innovate

“A natural optimist, I was only willing to see the good in everyone – including myself. I could see that when I wasn’t open to looking at my own dark side (those pesky weaknesses and overused strengths!). I lacked depth … Continue reading

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Using Videos of Successful Leaders to Jazz Up Your Trainings

We’re often asked about how our clients use our corporate training videos to teach soft skills and leadership development. Often, trainers think they have to show a 20 – 30 minute long video, taking away precious time they need to facilitate … Continue reading

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Risk. Is It in You?

The daily headlines show how business is rebounding, especially in the technology sector where innovation and change is constantly happening. This was the business report from the New York Times today: ” Dell jumped nearly 6 percent after the computer maker reported … Continue reading

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Good Stats for Defending Training & Development Investment

If telling your CEO that it’s important to have happy employees is too touchy-feely for him or her, here are some great stats you can use to defend investing in learning and development trainings. Ron Thomas, a principal at StrategyFocusedHR, recently provided some great … Continue reading

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What does it take to be a Leader?

…not a manager..but a leader.  The difference is that wide gap between execution and vision.  E-Myth considers the following to be the five core effective leadership skills. We’ve added examples of successful leaders who demonstrate these skills: 1.Vision This is the … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Creative Ways to Use Video to Teach Leadership?

This video shows the various ways to jazz up your leadership skills trainings. We took our most popular training, The Wisdom of Caring Leaders to show you how speakers, corporations and schools can use our videos to jump start their … Continue reading

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