Tag Archives: team leadership

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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What does debt-ceiling brinkmanship have to do with team building?

Sometimes we learn more from bad behavior; it teaches us what not to do. That has been the case with the fight over the debt ceiling. There are oodles of leadership and team lessons as a result of watching the “team of government” … 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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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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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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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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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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Richard Branson Leadership Training Video

The “Corner Office” column in the New York Times is a rich resource for leadership advice. Usually, there’s a pearl of wisdom or two you can take and practice to become a better leader. This week’s column featured F. Mark Gumz, the … 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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The Gap in Leadership Development

Executive coach and best -selling author Marshall Goldsmith says, “If you ask the customers of business schools—today’s corporations—what their biggest critique is, they will tell you they want more focus on people, team building and interpersonal skills, and less training of … Continue reading

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