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The ‘Yes Men’ Disconnect and How it Hurts Your Leadership

Very few big executives want to be surrounded by ‘yes’ men – Burton Bigelow I heard a somewhat humorous account some years back about the Biblical story of David and Goliath. When the Israelites came up against Goliath all the … Continue reading

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Jumping to Conclusions

Man is too quick at forming conclusions- Edward E. Barnard John was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode along, he began to be suspicious of his passenger. John checked to see if … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

“Don’t take your love away from me Don’t you leave me in misery If you go then  I’ll be blue Cause breaking up is hard to do   Neil Sedaka   The song by Neil Sedaka was first recorded in … Continue reading

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Value- Added Leadership

Few things increase the credibility of leaders more than adding value to the people around them. – John Maxwell American artist James Whistler, who was never known to be bashful about his talent, was once advised that a shipment of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Second Fiddle Leaders

  Expressions of servant leadership are found when you concede being in the spotlight by putting someone else in it. Where were you on April 8, 1974 at 9:07 p.m. EST? It might be a stretch for some to remember … Continue reading

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Six Threats Every Leader Will Face

Strong convictions precede great actions. – James Freeman Clarke The legendary bare-knuckles boxing champion John L. Sullivan was confronted by a runt of a man who, suffering from the effects of too much drink, challenged the burly champion to a … Continue reading

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Leadership Essentials: Communicating with Clarity

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.   – Peter Drucker A worker asked for a pay raise and got this note back from his supervisor: “Because of the fluctuation predisposition of your position’s productive capacity as … Continue reading

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