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Principles Just Aren’t Sexy

Principles Just Aren’t Sexy

Sex sells and whatever the man in this picture is sellin’, many people are buyin’. Not a new idea. Principles aren’t sexy and they just don’t sell well. Maybe a note for leaders to consider. The media, entertainment, and beauty industry have figured out how to...

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Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

While schrinciples may not be the easiest word to say, there’s likely not a leader currently working who can’t say they’ve seen a mission statement on the wall that no one in the company knows how to actually implement. This situation is frighteningly common. Leaders...

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Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

It may come as no surprise that all leaders have personalities. Some you like and some, well, you could likely do without, but the truth is leaders have not just one, but multiple, and they need all of them. Why? Because each person you have the privilege of leading...

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The 5 People Skills You’re Likely Not Using

The 5 People Skills You’re Likely Not Using

Leaders are indeed human and because of that they’re all different. Some have an abundance of stereotypical people skills and some would prefer not talking to people at all. Both benefit from using said people skills when working with the people they have the...

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The Leader’s Guide to Including Massive Amounts of Diversity

The Leader’s Guide to Including Massive Amounts of Diversity

So, your Human Resources department encourages you to be diverse in hiring practices. Your customer fusses at you when your advertising fails to reflect the diversity of your followers. Your team members complain about or resent messages that feel less than inclusive...

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The Principles Leading Great Leaders

The Principles Leading Great Leaders

Let's play with words for a moment. One of my most fond leadership influences, was my high school principal. We feared him, loved him and knew he had a paddle, and wasn’t afraid to use it. His role was that of principal, but looking back on it, it is clear he also...

Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

While schrinciples may not be the easiest word to say, there’s likely not a leader currently working who can’t say they’ve seen a mission statement on the wall that no one in the company knows how to actually implement. This situation is frighteningly common. Leaders...

5 Future Leader Traits Your Team Desperately Wants

5 Future Leader Traits Your Team Desperately Wants

Develop your future leaders. You’ve heard the advice and perhaps even considered the wisdom, but there’s a larger issue. What exactly are you looking for in these soon-to-be leader people? Is it enough just to like them and click or does there need to be a set of...

Urgent Leader Need Problem and Solutions

Urgent Leader Need Problem and Solutions

A startling article claims, “research has proven we’re experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale” and then it makes it sound worse. According to Inc. magazine, “eighty-five percent of companies have reported an urgent need to develop employees with...

How to Develop New Leaders in Fifteen Minutes or Less

How to Develop New Leaders in Fifteen Minutes or Less

It started in January with a list of top ten tips leaders needed to heed for the year and as we’ve progressed, we’re now at Tip 7: Develop New Leaders. How, how fast, how well, and how often you make it a priority to develop those who will lead after you, and maybe...

Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

It may come as no surprise that all leaders have personalities. Some you like and some, well, you could likely do without, but the truth is leaders have not just one, but multiple, and they need all of them. Why? Because each person you have the privilege of leading...

What American History Means to Leading in the Future

What American History Means to Leading in the Future

We’re told history repeats itself. We’ve learned that a knowledge of our history is critical for improving our present and our future. Yet, while both statements have value, what really does our American History, and the day we celebrate our independence have to do...

Beliefs Backing Leaders into a Corner

Beliefs Backing Leaders into a Corner

Leaders in the role for more than a minute, all know that teaching and doing are entirely different. Yet, in recent Monday Moments we’ve talked about the benefits of teaching employees to fail and learn faster, while we’ve ignored teaching leaders to stop backing...

3 Obvious Mistakes You Should Insist Employees Make

3 Obvious Mistakes You Should Insist Employees Make

Monday Moments for this month are focused on teaching those you lead how to fail. It’s not easy, but it’s a one of the Top Ten Leadership Tips of 2019 leadership will benefit from the most and in which they’ll find the most value. Workforces are changing by the minute...

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