Posts Tagged ‘lead’

How Lawnmower Leadership Hurts You and Your Organization

It is quite possible that you and other leaders in your organization have inadvertently fallen into the trap of being a lawnmower leader. Not sure what I mean? Allow Me to Give a Bit of Background A few months ago, an article, written by an anonymous middle school teacher and posted online, went viral.  In the…

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4 Tools Great Leaders Use to Avoid Pulling the Chicken Switch

The “chicken switch”is the ejection cord inside the cockpit of an F16 fighter jet.  The F16 is a $50 million-dollar piece of machinery that blares through the sky at speeds faster than the speed of sound.  Pilots are often faced in the moment with highly charged, high stakes decisions whose outcomes determine the course of…

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#1 Reason Strategy Fails and What Leaders Can Do About It

How often have you heard leaders announce a bold new initiative, only to watch it die a slow, painful death? How often have you done this yourself in your organization or team? Most strategies fail, not because they are poor strategies (although that happens – click here), but because they are poorly executed. It’s discouraging…

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Use this Proven ‘Secret’ to Tap into Your Team’s Productivity

Contemplate the energy, vitality, and optimism of people who are deeply engaged, particularly in this era when our technology leaves us breathless. We are at the edge of the greatest of times. California Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom has this insight: “The reality is, people will build cool things for the sake of building cool things. They…

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6 Behaviors of an Effective Mentor

Effective mentors fulfill 6 key roles.  Each role is critical to success.  Click here to download the image. Do you want to dig deeper?  Click on tools tab for a free assessment of your mentorship abilities. It’s easy. Just scroll down to the Mentor Self Assessment, click the link, and complete the assessment.   Photo…

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One Radical Idea that May Change Your World

In the 1830’s, a rather ingenious and arguably mad idea was proposed. Some 14 years later a long journey went from concept to reality as a tunnel began to weave its way under the streets and buildings of mid-19th century London. Nine years later, the first segment of what would become London’s Underground opened for business.…

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