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There’s More to Success than Passion

There's More to Success than Passion
There is an old cliché–and even a book–titled, Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow! If you Google “love your job” or “passion for your job,” you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of articles that come up. Passion in your job is such a popular topic that there are even coaching companies who have […]
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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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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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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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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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11 Habits of Strong Leaders

11 Habits of Strong Leaders
Habits, either good or bad, make the leader. Here’s a simple example: An employee comes into your office to speak with you. You have a few choices of how you handle this situation. You can tell the employee you’re too busy to talk right now and you’ll get back with them later. Or, you could […]
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Leaders: “Get Shot Sooner” & Confront Tough Employees

Get Shot Sooner
I recently had a conversation with a Human Resources Vice President who was dealing with a difficult IT manager. We conducted an employee engagement survey every year, and this manager received anonymous complaints that he was verbally abusive to his employees. Several employees told the Human Resources VP that they were fearful that, if it […]
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