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Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility

TimI never liked Timothy Geithner from the start when his tight-lipped, grim face began appearing regularly on the nightly news during the 2007-2008 financial meltdown and the ensuing Great Recession. Although he was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and subsequently Treasury Secretary, he came across in the media as shifty, arrogant and a man not to be trusted.

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In Memory of a Leadership Pioneer – Warren Bennis

Bennis 2This summer saw one of the world’s most respected leadership experts depart our planet, heading off to join other past leadership giants. Warren Bennis died on July 31 at age 89.


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Crisis Leadership: Clarifying What Needs to be Done

the sky is falling 2Think of a time when you were under a lot of pressure with a very short deadline. I don’t mean being at Starbucks trying to decide on which decadent coffee you were debating on ordering. I mean serious pressure–and it doesn’t have to be necessarily work related.

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Living and Leading on the Edge

TheInnerEdge_CoverThis post takes a look at a new book that is joining the leadership field. Written by a respected leadership practitioner, it has arrived at a critical time for leaders who must contend with competing priorities and conflicting challenges, all the while trying to remain centered and focused on what needs to be done.


Meet Joelle K. Jay.

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Discover Your Leadership Trail

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Leaders Pay Close Attention…and Then Act

Hardly any faculty is more important for the intellectual progress of man than ATTENTION. Animals clearly manifest this power, as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey.
– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871)

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How to lead like Walt

1. Connect with People on a Personal Level

"Whenever anyone called him Mr. Disney he got upset. It was always Walt. And he always knew your name. In the early days, we didn't wear name tags, but Walt still called you by your first name. Once he knew your name, he never forgot it."

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10 Leadership Lessons to Succeed During Turbulent Change

happy-people1In my new ebook Workforce of the Future: Building Change Adaptability, 2nd Edition I present four major forces that are exerting major impacts on our planet and its seven billion inhabitants.