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5 Things Every Good Leader Has to Get Right

In my last blog, I introduced a new series where I'll be discussing the five things every leader must get right if they're to be effective. We launched the series with the concept that leadership isn't about you, instead it’s about your team and what they need and want from you as a leader. In this…


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It Isn’t About You: 5 Things Every Good Leader Has to Get Right

In many of my blogs, I talk about advanced leadership qualities such as mindfulness, preparing for failure, and aligning personal with professional values. However, I wanted to take a step back in my next series of posts and focus on the fundamentals. There are a few things a good leader must get…


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Establishing Trust: The Key to Effective Leadership

If you do a bit of reflecting on your life, you’ll probably be able to easily identify at least a few people whom you deeply trust and a few others whom you actively distrust. More than likely, those you trust are the ones who are closest to you: your best friends, your significant other, and…


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How Courting Conflict as a Leader Improves Your Business

Do you avoid conflict? You might be surprised by how many leaders I talk with who believe that all conflict's bad, and that avoiding it helps create a harmonious workplace. Guess what? Those leaders are never the most successful ones, largely due to their feelings about conflict. Don’t get me…


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Are You the Badda Book, Badda Boom Leader?

Have you seen the new Badda Book, Badda Boom ad campaign by Choice Hotels? I was watching late-night television the other evening and this commercial happened to come on. While I appreciate the creativity behind the campaign, I can’t help but view it from a leadership perspective. How awful of a…


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Judging Someone? Time to Look in the Mirror

Have you ever yelled at an employee because they made a mistake that cost your company dollars (or even a customer)? Or have you picked a fight with your spouse because he didn’t stand up for you when someone criticized you in public? I’m sure everyone reading this can relate to these situations or…