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If You Want People to Step Up, You Must Get Off the Step: Three Key Things to Make Leadership Succession Happen
Leadership/Management

If You Want People to Step Up, You Must Get Off the Step: Three Key Things to Make Leadership Succession Happen

A familiar lament heard among senior leaders these days is, "I can't get my leadership team to propose, let alone champion new ideas to beat our competition and attract new...
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Leading Your Leader: 5 Steps to Manage Up and Move Up
Leadership/Management

Leading Your Leader: 5 Steps to Manage Up and Move Up

You dreaded this moment, and yet it has arrived. The leader to whom you report has launched another initiative to pursue a new client that has everyone charging down the...
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The Morning After November 8, 2016: The Journey of Not Knowing Shifts into Overdrive
Overcoming Uncertainty

The Morning After November 8, 2016: The Journey of Not Knowing Shifts into Overdrive

Last June I wrote a piece on Brexit (The Insularity of Anger,” June 27, 2016) in Great Britain and how the voters for Brexit grew out of the disenfranchisement of...
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Birthing a Book to Bring New Life to Leadership
Journey Books Leadership/Management

Birthing a Book to Bring New Life to Leadership

Dear Friends, After two years in the making (not counting four years of thinking), I can answer the question, “WHERE is the book?” with, “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century...
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The Heresy of Change:  How Self-Knowledge Empowers Leaders to Move Up, or On
Leadership/Management Self-Improvement

The Heresy of Change:  How Self-Knowledge Empowers Leaders to Move Up, or On

Is there something in the water that heralds different thinking? Over my entire working life, I have listened to leaders as clients, colleagues and friends talk about their careers, what...
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The Insularity of Anger: Brexit and the Barrier to Change
Decoding Human Behavior

The Insularity of Anger: Brexit and the Barrier to Change

As I watch mesmerized at the fallout from the Brexit results I can’t help thinking about the power of anger and how it insulates people from its impact.  In today’s...
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Leading Collaboration: It’s About Connecting, Not Calm
Decoding Human Behavior

Leading Collaboration: It’s About Connecting, Not Calm

You have decided that collaboration is an important company value and critical to its culture. However, what does that mean in practice to a leader? Consider the following scene: Leader: Okay,...
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The Power of Empathy: What We Don’t Know Won’t Help Us
Decoding Human Behavior

The Power of Empathy: What We Don’t Know Won’t Help Us

“I know I have to work for him,” complains a young executive. “He runs our company but he seems so judgmental. Whenever we talk he just looks at me levelly...
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