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Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

As a CEO, entrepreneur and card-carrying perfectionist, I have to sidestep daily the trap of being the greatest pirate of the perfectionist seas—a micromanaging boss. I’m not the only one. But I’m keenly aware that the feeling of being constantly undercut by someone...

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

As a communicator, one of the best questions that was ever asked about my preparation process was: How are you managing your energy? Up until that point, I’d spent most of my time focused on crafting great content and visuals versus paying much attention to how I was...

Two Key Factors for Employee Retention

Business leader Dee Ann Turner describes two significant practices that help organizations retain their best employees.   Dee Ann Turner played an intricate role in creating and growing the incredible, influential culture at Chick-fil-A. With 30 years of...

How to Identify Your Accidental Diminisher Tendencies

Liz Wiseman discusses how leaders can identify their Accidental Diminisher tendencies. Liz Wiseman President; Best-selling author - The Wiseman Group. Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the president of The...

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to...

Life Habits: A Winnable Game

Chris McChesney describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Chris McChasney Executive; Best-selling Author -  Franklin Covey. Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 national bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is the Global...

The Role of the Founder’s Story

Liz Bohannon, entrepreneur and founder of Sseko Designs, describes a misconception founders often believe about the importance of their own story to their organization. Liz Bohannon Co-Founder - Sseko Designs   Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a...

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...

5 Steps to Culturally Intelligent Innovation

David Livermore outlines a 5-step process to ensure that your innovation is culturally intelligent. David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which...

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...

Eliminate Defects

Horst Schulze discusses the difference between efficiency and cost-cutting in a successful business. Horst Schulze Chairman & CEO - Capella Hotel Group As CEO of Capella Hotel Group, Horst Schulze inspires client loyalty by raising the bar for customer service....

Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

I really enjoy golfing, though I’m not very good at it. But even if I were a fantastic golfer, I wouldn’t want to do it professionally. Most of my friends think I’m crazy. “How could you not want to get paid lots of money to play golf on beautiful courses around the...

Practices to Increase Innovation

Jason Jaggard describes two practices that he uses to help leaders increase their capacity for innovation. Jason Jaggard is an internationally sought-after coach, speaker and author. He is the CEO of Novus Global, an elite executive coaching firm helping leaders and...

Life Habits: Take Time for Yourself

Simon Sinek describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start with why,”...

Three Questions Every Follower Asks

John Maxwell shares three important questions every follower asks of their leader.. John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most...

Life Habits: An Outside Perspective

Rasmus Ankersen describes one life habit that has made him a better leader.Best-selling Author; Entrepreneur Rasmus Ankersen is an expert on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He is the chairman of FC...

5 Diseases That Kill Teamwork

Don’t you just love teamwork? I mean, it really is a great thing. More can be accomplished. Greater heights can be reached. Bigger goals can be achieved. “Teamwork really does make the dream work.” When the team is healthy. But, when the team is unhealthy, it can kill...

How Important is Being Consistently Right to a Leader?

Patrick Lencioni differentiates between leaders who focus on having right answers and those who lead with authenticity and the impact of each. Patrick Lencioni Best-selling Author; Founder and President The Table Group,Inc. Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven...

3 Essentials to Manage Your Own Performance

It’s time for performance reviews. And, if we’re honest, the internal dialogue in our heads goes something like this: “The system is broken. The ratings are either forced or all fives. Reviews require a whole bunch of time we don’t have, and stress and anxiety we...

Life Habits: Journaling

David Livermore describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which transcend ethnic,...

Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

As a CEO, entrepreneur and card-carrying perfectionist, I have to sidestep daily the trap of being the greatest pirate of the perfectionist seas—a micromanaging boss. I’m not the only one. But I’m keenly aware that the feeling of being constantly undercut by someone...

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

As a communicator, one of the best questions that was ever asked about my preparation process was: How are you managing your energy? Up until that point, I’d spent most of my time focused on crafting great content and visuals versus paying much attention to how I was...

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to...

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...

Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

I really enjoy golfing, though I’m not very good at it. But even if I were a fantastic golfer, I wouldn’t want to do it professionally. Most of my friends think I’m crazy. “How could you not want to get paid lots of money to play golf on beautiful courses around the...

5 Diseases That Kill Teamwork

Don’t you just love teamwork? I mean, it really is a great thing. More can be accomplished. Greater heights can be reached. Bigger goals can be achieved. “Teamwork really does make the dream work.” When the team is healthy. But, when the team is unhealthy, it can kill...

3 Essentials to Manage Your Own Performance

It’s time for performance reviews. And, if we’re honest, the internal dialogue in our heads goes something like this: “The system is broken. The ratings are either forced or all fives. Reviews require a whole bunch of time we don’t have, and stress and anxiety we...

Make Mistakes—But Live & Lead with No Regrets

I labored over the letter for about a week. I tweaked the words and added sentences. It needed to say some important things. I wanted to get it right and it needed to be understood properly. Finally, it was done! I knew the letter said all I needed to say. And I knew...

3 Leadership Mistakes that Limit Innovative Thought

It’s often the little things you do that add up to big problems later. There are many things a good leader does to help their team gain focus, stay motivated and produce great work. However, there are also some very common mistakes many leaders make that they don’t...

4 Ideas to Consider Before Launching a New Initiative

Despite the hectic pace of modern work, many organizations take an additive approach to learning initiatives. Participants are expected to develop new skills while keeping up with their many day-to-day responsibilities. How can employees, whose plates are already...

4 Dysfunctional Myths of Leadership Passion

As I write this article, I am on vacation with my family. I needed to get away…we needed to get away. What we discovered was that we were trying to do life on an empty passion bucket. Our family was just going through the motions every day and we were living for the...

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

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

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

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 [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

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/...

Two Key Factors for Employee Retention

Business leader Dee Ann Turner describes two significant practices that help organizations retain their best employees.   Dee Ann Turner played an intricate role in creating and growing the incredible, influential culture at Chick-fil-A. With 30 years of...

Life Habits: A Winnable Game

Chris McChesney describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Chris McChasney Executive; Best-selling Author -  Franklin Covey. Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 national bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is the Global...

The Role of the Founder’s Story

Liz Bohannon, entrepreneur and founder of Sseko Designs, describes a misconception founders often believe about the importance of their own story to their organization. Liz Bohannon Co-Founder - Sseko Designs   Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a...

5 Steps to Culturally Intelligent Innovation

David Livermore outlines a 5-step process to ensure that your innovation is culturally intelligent. David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which...

Eliminate Defects

Horst Schulze discusses the difference between efficiency and cost-cutting in a successful business. Horst Schulze Chairman & CEO - Capella Hotel Group As CEO of Capella Hotel Group, Horst Schulze inspires client loyalty by raising the bar for customer service....

Practices to Increase Innovation

Jason Jaggard describes two practices that he uses to help leaders increase their capacity for innovation. Jason Jaggard is an internationally sought-after coach, speaker and author. He is the CEO of Novus Global, an elite executive coaching firm helping leaders and...

Life Habits: Take Time for Yourself

Simon Sinek describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start with why,”...

Three Questions Every Follower Asks

John Maxwell shares three important questions every follower asks of their leader.. John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most...

Life Habits: An Outside Perspective

Rasmus Ankersen describes one life habit that has made him a better leader.Best-selling Author; Entrepreneur Rasmus Ankersen is an expert on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He is the chairman of FC...

How Important is Being Consistently Right to a Leader?

Patrick Lencioni differentiates between leaders who focus on having right answers and those who lead with authenticity and the impact of each. Patrick Lencioni Best-selling Author; Founder and President The Table Group,Inc. Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven...

Life Habits: Finding Balance

Danny Meyer describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Danny Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Highly acclaimed for some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, and more, in 2015...

Tips: Simplifying Complex Ideas

Simon Sinek shares the secret for making complex ideas accessible and spreadable. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start...

Set Your Highest Priorities

Bishop T.D. Jakes coaches you to set priorities based on the unique contribution you alone can bring. Bishop T.D. Jakes is a visionary, provocative thinker and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and...

Anticipatory Leadership

Craig Groeschel challenges leaders with practical ways to anticipate future threats and opportunities. Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church—an innovative, pacesetting church meeting around the United States in multiple locations and...

Tips: Team Building and Technology

Simon Sinek explains why human interaction is essential to building a healthy team. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start...

How to Develop Leaders

Heidi Brandow outlines her approach to leadership development. Heidi Brandow Head of Global Learning & Talent Development Tesla, Inc. Heidi Brandow serves as the Head of Global Learning & Talent Development for Tesla, Inc. She began her career as an...

Complexities of Cultural Differences

Erin Meyer teaches leaders how to identify their own style of feedback and conduct culturally sensitive feedback conversations. Erin Meyer Professor; Author and Consultant Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD in France, one of the world’s leading business schools. Her...

Moving Toward a Bigger Vision

About the Speaker   Erwin McManus Author, Futurist, Founder Mosaic, Los Angeles   Erwin McManus is known for its innovation, creativity, diversity and social entrepreneurism. A thought-provoking communicator, McManus has spoken to more than a million people...

Creative Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World

About the Speaker Fredrik Härén Business Creativity Expert; Author    Fredrik Härén is a business creativity expert who has authored nine books, including The Idea Book—credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” He is a global speaker who has...

Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

As a CEO, entrepreneur and card-carrying perfectionist, I have to sidestep daily the trap of being the greatest pirate of the perfectionist seas—a micromanaging boss. I’m not the only one. But I’m keenly aware that the feeling of being constantly undercut by someone...

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

As a communicator, one of the best questions that was ever asked about my preparation process was: How are you managing your energy? Up until that point, I’d spent most of my time focused on crafting great content and visuals versus paying much attention to how I was...

Two Key Factors for Employee Retention

Two Key Factors for Employee Retention

Business leader Dee Ann Turner describes two significant practices that help organizations retain their best employees.   Dee Ann Turner played an intricate role in creating and growing the incredible, influential culture at Chick-fil-A. With 30 years of...

How to Identify Your Accidental Diminisher Tendencies

How to Identify Your Accidental Diminisher Tendencies

Liz Wiseman discusses how leaders can identify their Accidental Diminisher tendencies. Liz Wiseman President; Best-selling author - The Wiseman Group. Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the president of The...

Corporate Envy

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to...

Life Habits: A Winnable Game

Life Habits: A Winnable Game

Chris McChesney describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Chris McChasney Executive; Best-selling Author -  Franklin Covey. Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 national bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is the Global...

The Role of the Founder’s Story

The Role of the Founder’s Story

Liz Bohannon, entrepreneur and founder of Sseko Designs, describes a misconception founders often believe about the importance of their own story to their organization. Liz Bohannon Co-Founder - Sseko Designs   Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a...

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...

5 Steps to Culturally Intelligent Innovation

5 Steps to Culturally Intelligent Innovation

David Livermore outlines a 5-step process to ensure that your innovation is culturally intelligent. David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which...

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...

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