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5 Rules to Avoid a Collaboration Hangover

In a world gone social, an ever increasing number of organizations are chasing the benefits of social collaboration, both inside and outside their own walls. With initiatives such as Google launching its high altitude balloons to wirelessly connect billions of people in remote areas, global collaboration has never been easier and is expected to surge in the next decade.

How to make sure you don’t suffer from a collaboration hangover?… Read More»

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Leadership Presence is More Than Just Being Present

Now I’m not knocking charisma. It’s useful and people tend to be attracted to it. And, from the leader’s perspective, it can seem kind of easy. You just show up. Problem is, that approach only works for well-established and/or highly visible guru-ninja-rockstar leaders. The rest of us need to do our homework before that big day arrives.

So here’s your assignment… … Read More»

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The Cost of Presence in Your Organization

Super common, challenging to address at times, easier than it seems (from afar). All of it brought on by presence, a lack of it, or even worse, negative presence. Nine times out of ten, this is unintentional impact; people don’t even realize they’re having it. Once you have the awareness, it’s easier to shift.

So how do you create awareness of your presence as impact?… Read More»

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3 Critical Attributes of Leadership Presence

In the best leaders with whom I’ve worked, there are three consistent attributes I’ve noticed. These attributes create a presence that is strong, professional and trusted. Most importantly, the persona is unique. Executive presence can look very different from leader to leader, but the sense that employees trust an executive is the constant…. Read More»

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Leadership Presence Requires Being Present

The challenge for many leaders is to give themselves space to be present to see what needs to be done and how they need to show up to make that happen. Instead of working harder to squeeze more into any given week, leaders need to be more mindful – aware and intentional – about what they’re trying to do and how they need to show up to do that. … Read More»

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Putting Socrates on the Payroll

The latest vogue in some areas of the business world is to encourage employees to ask questions. This is a worthy goal, but not one without serious obstacles. The most serious being that through much of our development period in our culture, the message from both our parents and teachers is to discourage question asking. Every American child has heard at least once at home or at school the default answer of adults everywhere: Because I said so. … Read More»

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The Corporate Shift: How Millennials Are Changing the World

To understand the changes that are taking place in the workplace, one important factor to consider is the different generations. There are always exceptions to the rule, but I am referring to some general characteristics of a few generations that had an impact in the business world. My parents’ generation—mostly baby boomers—were raised, for the… Read More»

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