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Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Communication, Culture, Featured, Leadership | 0 comments

5 Secret Communication Codes for Great Leaders

From my research, I believe we want leaders whom we can readily connect with, trust their words, and believe in their commitment to a build a better future for more than the ‘chosen” and/or special interests.

I do believe there is a secret code—because if it wasn’t secret, we’d see more leaders using these straight-forward communication concepts.

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 1 comment

How Leaders Reinforce the Human Side of Turnaround Management

Leading a small business, nonprofit, sports team, or busy corporation through a turnaround is part of the job for owners, executive directors, and CEOs today. Troubled business models are either failing stubbornly or being bought out by fresh-faced entrepreneurs armed with modern metrics and a better operational strategy.

Workplace pitfalls and land mines abound if your core strategy is not communicated honestly and completely from the outset to the entire team. Malalignment of job execution, product ROI and service ROE are the genesis of most fiscal failures.

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Social Media | 2 comments

Your Social Role in the Shifting Relationship Economy

Even with the technology to support two-way communication and discussions on the relationship economy we still observe many companies and entrepreneurs who are using the outdated mode of one-way communication called broadcasting. For example, how many have seen on social media channels a robotic, automated approach to sharing information?

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Future of Leadership, Leadership, Strategy | 0 comments

The Collapse of Legacy Thinking

Legacy thinking are thoughts from the past, what the thinking was that used to work. Everywhere in the world today there is massive collapse of legacy thinking. A leader can put her entire organization at risk if she leads with legacy thinking as it used to work. Think how a rower moves forward; backing into where they are going. Is that how you lead?

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured | 5 comments

Leadership Styles From Around The World

Leadership is an ever-changing concept, and the way in which people practice leadership style varies greatly from culture to culture. From autocratic management to egalitarian practice, from the traditional Asian ‘ringi-sho consensus’ to the Scandinavian ‘Primus Inter Pares’ this infographic explores the overriding philosophies that dictate leadership styles across the globe.

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 0 comments

3 Surprising Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

I’ve spent the last couple of years researching the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change or people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate with being a strong leader.

Let’s look at three familiar ways you can unknowingly develop change resistance within your team when

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Business, Culture, Featured, Future of Leadership, Leadership | 2 comments

How To Create a Toxic Workplace

Why write a piece on how to create a toxic workplace? I want readers to have labels that make it easier to identify toxic behaviors that undermine people’s abilities to do their best work. When we can label something, we can more easily address the problem.

The list below doesn’t include some of the more obvious examples of toxic work environments: yelling, public tantrums, passive-aggressive behaviors, or controlling behaviors.

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Return on Trust | 1 comment

The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Trust

a great deal of what’s written about in the public press is, frankly, nonsense. That’s “nonsense” technically speaking – as in, there’s clearly something there, but it isn’t put together in a way that makes sense.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to describe trust in a way that is clear, commonsensical, and allows for sensible business discussions about things like processes and economics.

All it takes is getting rid of some misconceptions. Here are the Five Big Trust Misconceptions that are the chief culprits…

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