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Leadership Skills: Validating, Learning from the Data

Validating as a Leadership Skill, Part 4 of 6 Validation Is Learning from the Data We are learning from interviews and field tests. It’s not only that we are right or wrong…there are shades of grey and it’s a process of discovery.

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Leadership Skills: Decisiveness

“Procrastination in the name of reducing risk actually increases risk.” – Colin Powell I work with many leaders in several countries and in many cultures. There are many things that good leaders have in common. One of the top skills is the

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 24, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 24, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 10, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 10, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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Reverse Paradigms: Form versus Freedom

A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. – Confucius I spent 40 years planning and implementing worship. One of my constant struggles was the tension between form and freedom. Over time, I

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Leadership Skills: Discernment

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually

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Leadership Skills: Knowing How Things Get Done

I have many times in many ways shared my 3 definitions of a leader. A leader is a person who: Gets things done; Knows how things get done; and Influences others. Knowing how things get done is a big one. Knowing takes

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – June 12, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending June 12, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – May 1, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 1, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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Leadership Skills: Discernment

The culture of compromise is often accepted as the price of mass. But in fact, this is the crowded road to popular acceptance, and it works far less often than the compromisers believe it will. – Seth Godin* Ours is a world