Category: character

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Elegy for Poor Management

A friend of mine is a decent person but a terrible manager. I know this because I have been both his friend and his employee in the fifteen years I have known...

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Book Review: The Brain Advantage

Using the most recent research in neuroscience as a springboard for talking about leadership skills seems, at first, to be a strange pairing. I admit that I expected to be bogged down...

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Perservere! Adherence and Persistence is Often the Missing Piece

Olympic sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner believed that running was a mental game.  She said: “Every day I tell myself I’m not going to allow anything to stop me.  I try to see...

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Leaders – It’s Time to Face the Music

There was a famous conductor who moved to a new city to lead the local orchestra in a new production.  From the very first day of working with the orchestra, the conductor...

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Leadership Core Values & Beliefs are Keys to Greatness

Common Leadership Beliefs and Values Great leaders must have specific beliefs and core values they adhere too, for example: Leadership – People want to be led, not managed. Instead, leaders must manage...

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Be Open To Receiving Feedback and Coaching

People are like fingerprints, no two are alike.   Because each person has unique histories, talents, abilities, and behavior traits, we receive, internalize, and react to feedback just as differently.  Yet receiving and...

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Teamwork In The Redwood Forest

Although they may seem like an unusual place to find inspiring lessons on teamwork, the giant redwood forests have a lot to teach us. The majestic trees found in the redwood forests...

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The Decorator Crab: Do You Blend in or Stand Out at Work?

The Decorator Crab is found in various parts of the ocean, and has a lot to teach us about the way the workplace can affect performance.  As all living things have predators...

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Change Is Never Complete, Change Never Ceases

“Change is never complete, and change never ceases.  Nothing is ever quite finished with; it may always begin over again.  And nothing is quite new; it was always somehow anticipated or prepared...

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Teamwork – Birds Of A Feather….Flock Together

When you think of a team, what comes to mind? A basketball, football or soccer team? Or simply a group of professionals working together? Have geese ever come to mind as a...

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