Hey Leader… PHAT is Good For You!

Guest post from Dean Lindsay:I read a funny cartoon in Fast Company magazine a good while back.  It was of two fishswimming next to each other.  One of the fish had a hook dangling from its mouth.  That fish said, “Oh, it was a scary couple of minutes, but now I am making a fortune…

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Guest post from Andy Swann:To develop great leaders, we need to develop everyone. In the modern world of work, being a leader doesn’t require a job title, it’s something any or all of us can take responsibility for. Sure, some of us agree to be tasked with it, but that doesn’t mean those are the…

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The Key to Productive Relationships: Honoring Separate Realities

Guest post from Larry Senn: Think about the last argument you had with a colleague or even a loved one. Chances are, it was because you saw, experienced, or truly believed something that was different from the other person. Most confrontations, arguments, break ups, and irritations stem from seeing things differently from others.Many of this…

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Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Guest post from John R Childress: In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.  The book was called, Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American…

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Great Leaders Stand Up and Take Responsibility

Guest post from Lloyd “Skip“ Amstrup: Imagine you are sitting in your office when your assistant rushes in to tell you that your security system has been breached. Sensitive customer information has been compromised. You get a chill down your spine, as you struggle to maintain your composer. Your assistant dreaded having to make this…

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The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds:You’ve heard of them. KPIs. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear.If you are a leader, it…

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Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Guest post from Ron Schutz: Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur.  There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents.  The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride!  A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they…

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Leaders of Great Teams Don’t Rely on Luck

Great Leaders Build Great Teams with Intention  Guest post by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale:If you lead a team, you know that the best ones don’t happen by happy accident. Outsiders may look at extraordinary teams and think, “The people on them are so lucky,” or “They just have great chemistry.”…

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Leave No Doubt Leaders

Guest Post from Paul Cummings: Leave No Doubt Leaders focus on people, not power, as they build and develop their teams. In this period of rapid and disruptive change to the makeup of the employment base, leaders must focus on empathy and trust as a means of building genuine “equity”. Leaders who empower others consider empathy…

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Leadership Lesson from Your Dog. Be Doggedly Determined

Guest post by Krissi Barr:They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That, of course, is #FakeNews. I know because my 12 year-old dog Yoda just learned how to pull a coffee cake off the kitchen counter and make the entire thing disappear in under 10 minutes. The real question is whether a dog…

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