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How Courage-Based Decisions Boost Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job … Continue reading

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Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action

by Sandra Ford Walston Easily distracted by our projections about people’s personalities, we forget to focus on a critical courageous leadership action: revealing vulnerability. While preparing a presentation on courageous leadership for a Fortune 500 company, my client and I … Continue reading

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Self Management Skills for Frustrated Bosses

Have you ever worked for a screamer? The kind of boss that makes you cringe and want to hide. The sheer velocity freezes you, making you immobile to accomplish what he is so frustrated that you haven’t accomplished?  Recently, the WSJ … Continue reading

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Is Yoda Too Old to Code?

There’s a very active discussion on Quora, a great Q&A site, about whether computer programmers lose their mojo as they age. In a world where young coders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg succeed at launching disruptive companies, it’s easy to assume … Continue reading

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Get Matched with Your Next Mentor

by Lois Zachary You’ve missed the deadline for submitting your request for a mentor, again! There was just too much on your plate. Well, guess what? You don’t need to wait for a formal mentoring program to get matched with … Continue reading

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Effective Business Communication Skills – Living in the Other Person’s Shoes

You have a great idea or project but you need to get support from your boss or the engineering department. Many people think the way to do this is by honing their effective communication skills.  Problem is they focus on the mechanics of … Continue reading

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The Breakfast of Champions for Peak Performers

Know what this means:  (SQ) > R(C)? Alan Webber, the co-founder of Business Week said change happens when the cost of maintaining the status quo is greater than the risk of change. The key is in knowing when that tipping … Continue reading

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Good Customer Service and Respect

by Karlin Sloan Making yourself look good doesn’t mean kissing up. Dr. Wayne Dyer is widely credited with the wise saying, “You teach others how to treat you.” Well, I’m a big believer in that statement. You teach others to … Continue reading

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Can You Really Succeed?

Online Leadership Videos by Timothy R. Clark Henry David Thoreau observed, “It is as hard to see oneself as to look backwards without turning around.” I’m inclined to agree.  On a scale from 1-to-10, how would you rate yourself on … Continue reading

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HR, the front line in change management

We’ve been hearing a lot about change from our clients. Some companies are facing the good kind brought on by strong demand for their products. Others are facing tough competition and pressure on their prices. Meanwhile,  human resource executives are … Continue reading

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