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Podcast 29: 5 Leadership Power Myths

This is Podcast 29 5 Leadership Power Myths   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE       Leaders Lead for a Position of Power Myth  It’s the BOSS syndrome. It’s not effective. Your position and title is not enough to

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Without Discernment, Leaders Fail

We learn, then we digest that learning; finally we discern the appropriate application of the learning. – Hugh Ballou Leading is Applied Wisdom I’ve just finished presenting to people this week in 5 separate groups. Some of the presentations were keynotes. Some

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Planning is Essential for Effective Leadership

Plan to succeed or plan to fail. – Winston Churchill Planning is Essential Every day I talk to leaders in some organization who have a great idea, an amazing product or service, and know that they can make a difference in the

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Podcast 03: Hugh Ballou’s 4 Success Principles

This is Podcast 3 Hugh Ballou’s Four Success Principles Get it on the iTunes store HERE. Get it on Stitcher HERE. Welcome to session number three. I am excited about this one. I have been teaching leadership for 30+ years with social entrepreneurs. I am

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Leadership Is Influence

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams     Envision the Future Everybody has a dream. Only 3 out of every 100 people will actually do something

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Podcast 02: Forecasting the Future and Making it Happen

This is Podcast 2 Forecasting the Future: And Making It Happen Get it on the iTunes store HERE. Get it on Stitcher HERE. This session of Orchestrating Success is about forecasting the future and then making it happen. Orchestrating Success: Converting Your Passion to Profit.

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Conducting Transformation: Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles are the compass that keeps leaders on track. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  ― Stephen R. Covey Guiding principles are statements that guide our decisions and keep us true to our

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Leading Begins With Defining Why

It all starts with why. – Simon Sinek*   Simon Sinek speaks, writes, and consults on this topic and makes a compelling case for knowing why we want to do something – especially when it comes to leading an organization. Defining the

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Leadership Assessment: How Do You Rate?

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. – Stephen Covey Leadership Blind Spots In one of my previous posts, “Leaders

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Leadership Skills: Planning – Startup

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”  ― Benjamin Franklin Planning is a key part of every success. I meet startup leaders almost every day who are implementing tactics in the absence of an overall strategy. I continue to see leaders

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Leadership Skills: Decisiveness #2

The world is starving for original and decisive leadership. – Bryant H. McGill     Decisiveness  Nick Tasler, in his book Why Quitters Win,* defines three primary sources of decisiveness – nature, training, and incentive. Leaders make effective decisions for different reasons. Not being

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Leadership Skills: Planning – Ongoing

In a previous post, I wrote about planning for startup organizations. Without a plan, leaders and teams flounder and compromise the success of the enterprise. The planning system works for an ongoing organization, as well as a startup. If an organization has

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Leadership Skills: Developing Core Values

Core Values Are the Foundation of Strategic Planning “Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose.” – Edward de Bono I work with lots of types of leaders who lead many types of organizations. We work together to create their plan. Some