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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…

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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…

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When You’re on Track Everything Flows – Trust Your Decisions and Get Going

Have you ever had those times when everything was in alignment? When you were totally focused and authentic? You feel calm, strong, and powerful. I've had one of those days and it’s helping me to trust the relatively big decision I’m about to make.…

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Hey Leader! Did You Bring Your Personal Values to Work Today?

We all know that, as leaders, we need to create a business that is value-based. Those values should be well-established and communicated to both new hires and to those who have been with the company for years. Company values are often based on how…

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Women Leaders: Do These 3 Things to Unleash Your Power

I had lunch last week with an amazingly talented woman. Deborah has an analytical mind and deep knowledge about her large public company’s finances. She also has a keen ability to connect seemingly disparate dots to see the big picture and to…

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Girls Think Differently: Use Diversity of Leadership to Increase Your Profits

"I played Dungeons and Dragons with my daughters. They were supposed to fight the wolves surrounding a town.  Instead, they fed the wolves and turned them into their friendly wolf army. Girls, man. They’ll take over the world." James Breakwell,…

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Leadership Traits: Enable Your Team’s Success Through Strong Leadership (Part 2)

This is Part Two of a three-part leadership series that I'll post over the coming weeks. Challenge Of course leadership's a challenge; but isn’t anything that's worth doing a challenge? What I mean here's that you need to challenge your team. Don’t…

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Unleash the Power of of Your Leadership Team Using These 3 Strategies

"In the future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders." Sheryl Sandberg Last year, a study of more than 21,000 public companies in 91 countries by Peterson Institute (a US Think Tank), and EY, the professional services firm,…

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Leadership Traits: Enable Your Team’s Success Through Strong Leadership (Part 1)

This is Part One of a three-part leadership series that I'll post over the coming weeks. What's a leader’s responsibility? Being a leader means that you're responsible for EVERY-thing that your organization does—whether you wanted them to do it or…

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Interested in Higher Profits? Why You Want a More Diverse Leadership Team

"Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational." Marillyn Hewson,…

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