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7 Ways Leaders Can Make Their Own Luck

7 Ways Leaders Can Make Their Own Luck - Slot Machines
Winning the lottery is luck. Your physical size or height is luck. I even feel there is luck in meeting the love of your life. Where you’re born and who you’re born to has an element of luck. There is a lot of research that statistically documents it is easier to be born rich. Tom […]
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Mentors are Everywhere

Mentors are Everywhere | Two kids looking at a computer screen.
Will somebody please slow down this crazy world and give me time to catch up? No. That’s not going to happen. As slowing down is not an option in today’s fast-paced, competitive world, our only option is to speed up our learning process. To optimize our ability to learn quickly and efficiently, finding a mentor […]
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How All Leaders Can Embrace Technological Change

How All Leaders Can Embrace Technological Change | Hand holding a phone with a Facebook-style like
According to Michael Cox, vice president and chief economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the rate of technological adoption spreading throughout the population is incrementally speeding up. While it took over 25 years for half of the U.S. population to have a telephone in their home, it only took five years for cell […]
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Top Leadership Traits, Uncovered

Top Leadership Traits, Uncovered | Man walking with open sky behind him
Are you a great leader? Here’s a test for you. Ten years ago, you were the manager of a successful employee. The company you both worked for was acquired by a larger organization and you were let go because of a duplication of your position. Today, you work for a successful company and you have […]
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Change is All About Perspective

Change is All About Perspective | Holding up rose colored sunglasses
What’s the difference between seeing a change as negative or positive? Your world view. Your attitude. The only thing you have 100% control over is your attitude. Everything else happens around us, happens to us, but each day we wake up and we get to make a choice about what kind of attitude we have. […]
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A Leader’s Attitude is Contagious – For Better or Worse

A Leader's Attitude is Contagious – For Better or Worse | Angry business man smashing office technology
What attitude did you bring to work with you today? Unfortunately, very few leaders are aware of their attitude at any given moment. We talk about attitude a lot, but what, exactly, is it? Psychologists define attitude as a learned tendency to evaluate things a certain way. Most people are aware if they don’t feel […]
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Foresight: The Secret to Accomplishing Your Vision

Foresight: The Secret to Accomplishing Your Vision
For years, we’ve talked about great leaders having a clear, positive, compelling vision of their team or organization’s future. A good analogy for a vision is a jigsaw puzzle. Before you even begin to organize and assemble the small puzzle pieces that are inside of the box, you’ll see, very clearly, the final outcome displayed […]
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The Myth of Work-Life Balance

The Myth of Work/Life Balance | Image via Flickr, Slimmer Jimmer
For the last decade, work-life balance has been a hot topic of discussion, explored from all angles by HR professionals, journalists, and most importantly, overworked managers who struggle to achieve that balance between working long hours to accomplish important work and having enough time and energy for life outside of work. If you believe what […]
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How to Build Your Confidence in Your Employees

Leaders: Show Your Confidence in Your Team
The biggest difference between a manager and a leader is a leader may or may not have a formal title and a place on the organizational chart, but a leader always has a relationship where people willingly follow them. People don’t follow people who they don’t respect or trust. When it comes to trust, it’s […]
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Strong Leaders Continuously Learn

Strong Leaders are Continuous Learners
The world and the economy are changing in ways that make most people say, “I have never seen times as challenging as these.” As we have said before, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The time is now for saying, “Whether it is perfect, not broke, partially broken, or completely broken, we need to […]
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