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This One Phrase Can Help You Win Any Argument

This One Phrase Can Help You Win Any Argument

Voss is the founder and CEO of strategy consultancy Black Swan Group, and prior to working in the private sector, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the lead crisis negotiator for the New York City Division of...
Just Get It Done: The Mirage of Perfection

Just Get It Done: The Mirage of Perfection

When my oldest daughter was 3 years old, we went to the store to buy a toy. In my mind, this event would take about 3-5 minutes. However, 20 minutes later, I watched her go back and forth from among 3 shelves (not even 3 aisles), trying to pick the perfect toy. She...
Speeding or Stuck? 4 Ways to Get In Gear

Speeding or Stuck? 4 Ways to Get In Gear

Leaders move stuff ahead. They leverage their influence with those they lead and on the teams they serve. But leaders can all too often find themselves either moving at warp speed in isolation or with a failure to launch, weighed down with endless adjustments and...
Five Ways to Check Your Hiring Blind Spots

Five Ways to Check Your Hiring Blind Spots

Good hiring checklists—the best ones—are inextricably linked to your organization’s mission. Deeper still, they’re linked to the specific skills and behaviors you’ve ascertained will achieve that mission. Now, we understand there are also a number of “must-have”...
A self-made leader doesn’t make much…

A self-made leader doesn’t make much…

A self-made leader doesn’t make much [progress]. I first wrote that statement in 2008, in my book, Leadership Gold. Eight years later, I still believe it. After all, I’m not a self-made man. It took a lot of people investing in me to get me where I am today. You may...
Build Your Legacy… Today

Build Your Legacy… Today

Author:  Mark Miller – Vice President, High-Performance Leadership | Chick-fil-ARead Time: 2 min 33 sec. How are you doing on building your legacy? Leaders are responsible for moving people from where they are (Current Reality) to where they need to be (Vision/...