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.

Being Present: Why It Matters To Your Leadership

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment” – Henry David Thoreau One of the great challenges in leadership today is having leaders who are present in the moment. It’s a … Continue reading

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Why People Fire Their Leaders- And How to Stop It

People quit people, not companies – John Maxwell I remember my first job out of college. I was excited and filled with great enthusiasm. But it played out like A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times, … Continue reading

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Embracing The Leadership Process

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. – Jack Welch For the baseball fan, everyone is familiar with the great Ted Williams, the Hall of … Continue reading

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Start With Low Fences

“I work on the same principle as people who train horses. You start with low fences, easily achievable goals, and work up. – Ian McGregor Developing your skill sets as a leader is not an overnight process. It’s something that … Continue reading

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Leadership In Times Like These

“Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” I Chronicles 12:32 There’s no question that we live in peculiar times. As a leader, it is more important than ever that you have … Continue reading

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Leadership Podcast

I am excited to announce that I have returned to hosting a podcast. I would be delighted to have you subscribe to the show and share it with a friend! Shows will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s. I … Continue reading

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Connecting Your Dream To Your Reality

“If your dream doesn’t scare you it’s too small” – Mark Batterson Vincent Van Gogh said, “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream”. Certainly, Van Gogh is one who made the connection between dreams and reality. We’ve … Continue reading

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