Author Archives: dougdickerson

About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

Four Ways to Lead Through Conflict

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas once had a heated quarrel with a rising young politician. The argument became so … Continue reading

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Five Rules Of The Blame Game

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. – Arnold H. Glasow John Killinger tells a story about the manager of a minor leader baseball team … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Believe A Word You Say

“Don’t believe what I say. Believe what I do.” —Carlson Ghosn Two psychiatrists meet at their 20th college reunion. One is vibrant, while the other looks withered and worried. “So what’s your secret?” the older looking psychiatrist asks. “Listening to … Continue reading

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How To Bring Doers and Dreamers Together

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. – Sarah Ban Breathnach In his book, Rules of Thumb, Alan M. Webber writes about the differences between talkers and doers. It … Continue reading

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The Power of Unseen Leadership

Once you have a burning yes inside you about what’s truly important, it’s very easy to say no to the unimportant. – Stephen R. Covey I’ve always had a fascination with learning the back stories of successful people.Be they entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Lift Your Leader

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitudes and in actions. – Harold S. Geneen In his book the 360° Leader, John Maxwell shares a story about President Harry S. Truman speaking at the National War College. … Continue reading

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Leadership Tested By Fire

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows your true colors”. – James 1:2-3 (The Message) In November … Continue reading

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