Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

The One Word that Negates What Harvard Professor Says is Leadership’s Central Issue

John Kotter is a legend in the world of leadership and change. A Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Emeritus, author of numerous business articles, and consultant to Global 5000 organizations, Kotter is, “internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of leadership and change.” (Harvard Business School) I’ve never met Kotter;…

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Great Leaders Create a Culture of Quitters

You are likely familiar with the concept that employees don’t quit companies, they quit bad leaders. It is with this in mind that many organizations invest time, energy, and resources developing leaders who foster employee engagement. Yes, employees might quit an organization because of a bad leader; however, these same employees may quit their own bad behaviors…

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A Very Wicked Leadership Lesson

Several years ago, my family and I were in Chicago. A tourist’s day of shopping and sightseeing was capped off with a night of theater. We chose –Wicked – the touring Broadway musical. If you are familiar with the show, I’ve probably just made a song pop into your head. If you have no idea about Wicked, it’s…

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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

Guest Author: Kit Allowitz 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…

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