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Listening, the Best Tool for Problem-Solving?

by Helen Whelan Listening is one of those things that can look like it’s really easy and passive but it’s just the opposite. And, if you feel passionate about something or know “the answer,” it can be really hard to … Continue reading

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Richard Branson Key Leadership Skills Video

Have you ever noticed how large companies will often describe “entrepreneurial experience” as a key desired trait for future employees. No wonder. It takes a certain steely resolve and “do whatever it takes” attitude to be an entrepreneur. Large companies … Continue reading

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How to Become More Resilient & Succeed

“Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable” is a skill all of us can use more of as the world changes and new opportunities and threats present themselves to us individually and to our organizations. Resilience is a powerful trait and comes … Continue reading

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Resilience:Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Resilience is one those awesome traits we really don’t know we have until we come face to face with it. That can happen from a life setback or business failure. Entrepreneurs actually accelerate their odds of facing it by putting … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Boost Your Listening Skills

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus quotes (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135) Managers often think they’re good at listening but if you ask their staff, … Continue reading

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12 Interview Questions to Flush Out Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston What’s your biggest professional regret and what role has that played in your life? This isn’t your typical “traditional question” which focuses on a job candidate’s beliefs. Or, as an example, the dreaded, “So tell me … 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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The Four D’s of Dysfunctional Dominant Personalities

 The Destructive Pattern of Deny, Defend, Demonize, and Destroy By Lee Ellis One third of the population has a “Dominant” personality.  I happen to be one of them and many of my friends and clients are also.  We have high … Continue reading

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How Good People Skills Boost Business Performance

Here are some great stats on how engaged employees fuel an organization’s business performance: Companies with strong talent practices outperformed their peer group, earning 22% higher shareholder returns. (McKinsey) Good people practices can increase a company’s value by as much as … Continue reading

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POW Guide to Great Leaders and Survival

Lee Ellis was a prisoner of war for over 5 years during the Vietnam War. In a small cell, about 6×7 feet with no books, certainly no TV or entertainment, frequent torture and massive isolation, he and his fellow prisoners … Continue reading

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