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By Barry Dore Oct 3 2014

Lead Like Mary

Over a career spanning almost 40 years, spent in the voluntary and private sectors and latterly running my own business focused on leadership, I have had the opportunity to observe and experience leaders of every shape, size and type.  I have seen good leaders, mediocre ones, poor leaders and s...
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By Phil Dourado Oct 2 2014

Richard Branson: "Our employees can work whenever they want, from wherever they want"

What would your organization be like if you completely trusted everybody? What would you have to do to get to that point?These questions come from a book I posted about at the end of 2011, 'Relax! A Happy Business Story'. With happy employees comes loyalty and creativity, and of course, infectiou...
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By Gordon Tredgold Oct 2 2014

What Does It Take To Become an Inspiring Leader?

If there is one question which I get asked more than any other, even more than are leaders born or made, it’s what does it take to become an Inspiring Leader?. I have a strong belief that Inspiring Leadership can move mountains and can help us make significant improvements in performance and results...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 28 2014

Revisiting Teamwork Fads

“What goes around, comes around.” This well-known expression is intended typically in a negative context. In this post I’m adapting it to fit within the organizational bureaucracy, specifically on the topic of teams and teamwork. I’ve written plenty on teams in the past (see links at the end of this...
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By Inspector Gadget Sep 24 2014

The 2 Types of Progress

"The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them."That quote comes from Peter Thiel's 'Zero to One', whic...
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By Ryan Jenkins Sep 24 2014

3 Ways To Strengthen Your Bench Of Next Generation Leaders

The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away. At the end of one’s life, we celebrate the selflessness not the title, status, or accumulation. Selflessness is what makes our lives truly bigger than ourselves. If your leadership is all about you, it ends when you come to an e...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 21 2014

Under-Promise, Over-Deliver: Amazon’s Dropped Ball

I have an admitted obsession with customer service. It all started in 1978 when, as a new college grad with a B.A. in economics, I worked in consumer lending. Half of my job involved building loan and mortgage business; the other half required me to hit the road in the company car to collect delinqu...
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By Phil Dourado Sep 19 2014

The One Person You Forget to Forgive?

Extracted from Kevin Eikenberry's great blog post, the 3 Types of Forgiveness, for your everyday leadership. 1. Forgive Others When we don't forgive others, we set ourselves up for animosity, reduced productivity, more conflict and drastically lowered trust. So how open to forgiving others are yo...
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By Zen Master Sep 15 2014

Are you doing what you SHOULD be doing?

Seth Godin has a reminder for you:The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.Knowing what m...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 15 2014

Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility

I 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 Secret...