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Three Stories Leaders Need to Tell

By Phil Dourado Apr 17 2014
Up From The Leadership Hub's Archive (Originally posted in 2007)Great Leaders: Tell a compelling story about themselves: who they are, where they came from, what they stand for, what they expect. Create or tell a compelling story about the organisation: its mission and purpose, why it is a great pl...
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You Are Not Your Position

By Jim Taggart Apr 13 2014
 If you know everything there is to know then you can take a pass on this post and move on to something else.You’re still here–thought so.We live in a society of experts, pseudo experts and wannabe experts. Although I’ve been in the leadership space for some 25 years, encompassing a Masters in...
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The Art (NOT Science) of Management–and its Cousin Leadership

By Jim Taggart Apr 7 2014
 It seems that a number of people want to be scientists, or at least in the sense of ostensibly adding credibility to their respective field of work. Economists (of which I’ve been a practitioner since 1982) and those in the leadership field (yours truly since the early nineties) covet the scie...
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Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability

By Jim Taggart Mar 31 2014
 Have you had enough?Of change that is.As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”That concisely sums up this post, where I’ll suggest six enablers to help those working within organizati...
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5 Ways to Overcome Obstacles

By Gary Cohen Mar 29 2014
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. –Rand...
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On Purpose: The next challenge for big brands.

By Shaun Smith Mar 25 2014
There is no doubt that the concept of brand ‘Purpose’ and the multi-channel customer experience, will converge to create a huge opportunity for brands to differentiate themselves. Consumers are looking for authenticity and seamlessness in the way they experience the brand regardless of channel. Our...
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Are You Tone Deaf to Your Constituents?

By Jim Taggart Mar 23 2014
 Each of us likes to be heard.Whether we’re part of a community effort to improve street safety or a member of a workplace team, when we offer an opinion on an issue or make a contribution to an initiative underway, we want to be heard, to feel valued and respected as human beings. That desire...
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What a Well-Known Clothing Store Can Teach Us about Autocrats and Big Egos

By Bob Herbold Mar 23 2014
During the 2003 to 2007 period, Abercrombie & Fitch was highly successful, featuring clothing for the “elite, cool, young adult,” with advertising that was very brash and sexy. The stock price rose from $30 to the low $80 range. In a recent issue of the New York Magazine, the story is told of th...
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How Do We Measure Good Leadership

By Gordon Tredgold Mar 22 2014 Is Good Leadership?Posted on 22 March, 2014 by Gordon TredgoldOne of my closets friends asked me a great question, How do we measure leadership and What constitutes good leadership?I thought this was...
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How to avoid one-dimensional thinking

By Phil Dourado Mar 20 2014
I like Michael McKinney's blog post over on the always-readable Leadership Now blog: This is the link (hover over it and you'll see): How to avoid one-dimensional thinking. "As human beings, we easily deceive ourselves in ways that are completely unknown to us, says Michael." Too true. I recent...