Leadership Development

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  • Examples of Servant Leaders

    Examples of Servant Leaders

    In many organizations I've worked in or with, I've seen examples of servant leaders who have really made a difference.

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  • Flying High

    Flying High

    I once had an experience that for me was a simulation of servant leadership. I was working with the Oregon Air National Guard and was scheduled to go up in an F-15.

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  • New Wine - Old Bottles

    New Wine - Old Bottles

    The adage that "you can't put new wine in old bottles" still holds true, as evidenced by attempts to profit senior executives with new leadership styles.

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  • Keys to Total Quality

    Keys to Total Quality

    The key to a total quality company is a total quality person who knows how to program and use a compass. I've always liked the expression, "If it's going to be, it's up to me."

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  • Subordinate the Clock to Compass

    Subordinate the Clock to Compass

    For many executives, the dominant metaphor of life is still the clock. We value the clock for its speed and efficiency. The clock has its place, efficiency has its place - after effectiveness.

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  • First Things First

    First Things First

    I've learned that the good is the enemy of the best when the first things in our lives are subordinated to other things.

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  • Currents in the Stream

    Currents in the Stream

    When I talk of the "stream," I mean the external forces and the powerful, deep currents that influence all we do in business. Changes in technology have totally revolutionized our world.

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  • Moral Compassing

    Moral Compassing

    When managing in the wilderness of the changing times, a map is of limited worth. What's needed is a moral compass.

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  • Embarrassing Duplicity

    Embarrassing Duplicity

    Once I was a faculty member at a university in Hawaii. I was very upset about our housing situation, and so I went directly to the president, since he worked with me on my visiting professorship.

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  • Be Loyal to Those Absent

    Be Loyal to Those Absent

    Being loyal to those who are absent and assuming good faith of others are keys to building trust in a culture. The ultimate test of principle-centered leadership is to be loyal to the absent.

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  • Your Job as a Leader: Engage Your People and Build Your Culture

    Your Job as a Leader: Engage Your People and Build Your Culture

    I work with government and corporate organizations around the globe, helping them improve their leadership and overall performance.

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  • As Performance Review Time Rolls Around, Consider A Different Approach

    As Performance Review Time Rolls Around, Consider A Different Approach

    I recently came across a news article exploring an emerging realm of performance reviews. I was thrilled with the forward thinking that many organizations are doing.

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  • Lead With Purpose: Get Aligned With Your Mission

    Lead With Purpose: Get Aligned With Your Mission

    In my first post on leading with purpose, I outlined two reasons for cynicism around mission statements. The first reason is that too many mission statements are meaningless platitudes.

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  • Lead With Purpose: Design an Engaging Mission

    Lead With Purpose: Design an Engaging Mission

    How do you design a mission or a sense of purpose that will engage everyone?

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  • Lead With Purpose: Find and Articulate the Voice of Your Organization

    Lead With Purpose: Find and Articulate the Voice of Your Organization

    In Mumbai, India, a city of 17 million people, fast food has a unique meaning. Every workday, about five thousand “dabbawalas,” or “lunch-box people,” deliver nearly a quarter-million lunches.

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  • Building A Winning Culture: Two Essential Leader Shifts

    Building A Winning Culture: Two Essential Leader Shifts

    The typical way to change people’s behavior is to reward or threaten them. Stephen R. Covey called this “the great jackass theory of human motivation — carrot and stick.”

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  • Building A Winning Culture: A Top Priority for Leaders

    Building A Winning Culture: A Top Priority for Leaders

    Over 30 years of global experience has taught us that a winning culture produces at least 4 critical outcomes:

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  • Leadership Conversations

    Leadership Conversations

    The 3 Leadership Conversations we describe in our new book, Talent Unleashed, provide a cultural framework for creating and improving your own Leadership Conversations.

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  • The Ongoing Conversation of Leadership

    The Ongoing Conversation of Leadership

    It’s been said, “Marriage is just one long conversation, so make sure you marry someone you like talking to!” In reality, all good relationships are really just a series of healthy conversations.

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  • The 4 Key Differentiators of Great Leaders

    The 4 Key Differentiators of Great Leaders

    There are 4 key differentiators that set great leaders apart. It's not simply their behavior and the results those behaviors drive, it's who they are at their core, and how they think.

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