Worksheet: Translating Values Into Behaviors

Think back to when you were a child. There was likely a time when someone told you to clean something – your bedroom at home, a locker at school, etc. Let’s say that you set out to do the task well and impress others with the quality of your work. At some point, the person…

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Weekly Leadership Development Rhythm

I frequently tell a story about how my daily physical training in the Army allowed me to run a marathon on a whim when I was in my twenties. My consistent regimen led to freedom of action. In order to become a great runner, you must have a habit of running and follow a consistent…

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Worksheet: Invest in Relationships

Two things are inevitable for all of us: Crises will happen. Investing in relationships today will help us navigate through times of crisis. Based on these fundamental truths, ask yourself two questions: How are you consciously investing in relationships today to help you navigate through future crises? How are you consciously investing in relationships today…

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Worksheet: Scale, Systematize, and Sustain Success

You may not be running a restaurant or a fashion house, but your successes are also subject to the same challenge. If the results are a function of one player or leader, it will be nearly impossible to scale, systematize, and sustain success. This week’s tool presents one key question and shares six ingredients for…

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Unleash Your TEAM’s Untapped Potential

To help you think through these situations and better tap into the power of your team. Consider this acronym T-E-A-M and the associated questions: Talent – Who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to tackle the initiative? Experience – Who has experience delivering on similar projects? Availability – How could we change schedules or realign…

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Worksheet: Go from breakthrough to boring

I recently had a conversation with a renewable energy entrepreneur about the challenge of bringing new ideas to market. Experience taught him that when his team innovates a unique solution, the key to successful user adoption is to take the offering from breakthrough to boring as quickly as possible. His point was that if the…

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6 Rs Flowchart – Getting Standards Right

Performance standards can drive consistency, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. Establishing them is not enough. Leaders must routinely revisit standards to ensure that they are needed, adhered to, and being followed for the ‘right’ reasons. Patrick LeddinPatrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The…

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