Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leadership Is Earned, Not Claimed—9 Myths

9 Leadership Myths. One of the most important insights in your leadership toolbox is the understanding that leadership is earned, not claimed. We make some real leaps of faith when we assume that people in positions of power or celebrity are competent leaders. Continue reading

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Vision Building–Two Leaders–Two Views…General Powell and Sec. Donna Shalala

One of the most interesting sets of interviews was when I received a different view of vision building from two highly respected leaders, one from the military and government and the other from academia and government: Former Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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Vision and Purpose Backed By Competence

“If I were given six hours to chop down a tree, I would spend four hours sharpening my axe.” —Abraham Lincoln When I ask people what is the most important quality a leader must have, they most often answer, “a … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Help You “Know Thy People”

There is a story floating around the internet that has a piece of wisdom all leaders would be smart to explore. Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was … Continue reading

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What Is Your Leave Behind Message?

A psychologist once said, “One way to assess a person is to determine how you feel after you’ve been with them.” I have always thought that the same idea applies to leaders. Have you ever given it any thought? Many … Continue reading

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Where Would You Like To Be On The Leadership Pyramid?

As you look at your leadership journey, what are your aspirations? How do you see your leadership benefitting other people, organizations and society as a whole? Is your vision big bold and audacious, or more modest?  Have you considered what … Continue reading

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Now That’s GREAT Service!

My home phone rang and a voice said, “This is Costco. We notice in our records that in August/September you purchased a 3-box pack of Good Earth Caffeine Free Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea. These have been recalled because some … Continue reading

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