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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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The Leadership Test, Will You Pass?

Listen to the audio of the first chapter. Dr. Timothy Clark’s new book,“The Leadership Test: Will You Pass?” is being used throughout corporate America as a guide for understanding the foundation principles of leadership. This book is the “Who Moved … 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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Bumping a High Performer into Management

You know the scenario. Very competent high performer is bumped up into management. This new manager, Sue, has knocked it out of the ballpark with her sales performance. Now, the boss wants her to lead a team, hoping she will be able … 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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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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Are You Cut Out for Management?

In my old job in the news business, good producers or reporters were often promoted into management without leadership training.  That sometimes proved disastrous in stressful situations, where screaming and verbal assaults were the norm.  At the time that was considered the step “up the ladder of … Continue reading

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Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don’t. Human Beings have cognitive biases or blind spots. Blind spots are ways that our mind becomes blocked from seeing reality as it … Continue reading

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How to Build Great Culture, Teams and Leadership

Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz was recently interviewed for the New York Times Corner Office column about how to build great culture, leadership and teams. Guess which part of the organization he thinks is most important to its success?  Marketing? Manufacturing? … Continue reading

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