Month: September 2017

Volunteer Leadership – A Horse of a Different Color

The first time I retired, I reveled in the freedom of having successfully grown a start-up from pre-revenue to profitability. I felt complete, satisfied, and ready to work on my golf game and settle in to our new home in the Valley of the Sun. That didn’t last very long. Soon I found myself at…
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Step Away From the Spotlight: The Key to Great Leadership

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” —Nelson Mandela We’ve all worked for leaders who are great, and those who weren’t so great. What makes…
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The Real You is a Great Leader – Honest!

What would your organization be like if everyone were more personally engaged? How would the atmosphere in the office change? Would there be more laughter? What impact would that have on customer satisfaction? What could you accomplish? Have you ever put on “the happy face” for your team and sheltered them from things that are…
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Get Into the Trenches to Build Loyal Leaders

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell My first corporate experience was at Hewlett-Packard many years ago, where my bosses, Bill and Dave, encouraged leaders to “manage” by wandering around the office. Many years later, the lesson remains valid: To be a great leader,…
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Three Times the Win with a Thank You

As a leader, you play all out for your organization. Here’s a simple and incredibly effective way to ensure that others will do the same. Along the way it will put a smile on your face and those around you. Start by being grateful. Inspired Leadership means taking the time to notice and appreciate the…
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The Strong and Silent Type – Three Steps for Dramatic Leadership Impact

Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” Silence is a powerful secret weapon for great leaders. Honing your strategic use of silence serves many purposes. It will inspire others to share your vision, emphasize a point on investor calls, uncover a hidden factor during negotiation, empower others, as well as…
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Creatively Develop Your Top Talent

The competitive playing field is often level—except for your human capital. Treat it as your most precious resource and your investment will multiply far beyond your dreams. Take time from your everyday challenges to focus on developing the talent in your organization. Keep your high potentials motivated by exploring where and how they would like…
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