The Leadership Playbook: Leaders Over-Communicate

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Once I was speaking at a conference when the CEO of the company leaned over and whispered in my ear. He said, “I am giving the same speech I’ve given the last two years. The stories are different. The examples are different, too. But it’s the same message.” The CEO wondered … [Read more...]

The Leader’s Guide to Monday Morning

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It's Monday morning. How do you know you are going to make progress this week? Here are four action items that will ensure you start your week with activities that will move things forward. 1. Reiterate the Message You might be tempted to believe that you need to change your … [Read more...]

Two Bites of Dessert

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I read somewhere once that the maximum amount of pleasure you can derive from eating dessert comes in the first two bites. Any bite beyond the second bite doesn’t increase the pleasure. In fact, it reduces it. The same is true for the distractions and novelties that engage your … [Read more...]

The Heart of Your Results

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Why aren’t you getting the results you want? What has to change for you to improve the outcomes you're getting? Your Beliefs: There isn’t any factor that has a greater impact on your results than your beliefs. Your beliefs are your values. What you believe drives your actions, … [Read more...]

The Power In Knowing How To

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Strategy is important. So is vision. You know where you want to take your team. You know what results you need to achieve. And you know how you intend to compete and win in your markets. Leaders love to talk strategy, vision, and meaning. What they often spend too little time on … [Read more...]

Three Levels of Leadership and the Spark

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The first level of leadership is managing. As a manager, you provide your people with answers. You create dependents. When your people are challenged, when they encounter problems, when they need help, they rush to you as their manager so you can tell them exactly what you want … [Read more...]