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Our Fate is in Our Own Hands

“People who want milk should not seat themselves in the middle of a field in hope that a cow will back up to them.” — Elbert Hubbard, 19th century American editor, lecturer, and essayist A few years ago, a friend had Ned, a small independent contractor, do extensive renovations to his home. Being a very fussy […]

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Our Attitude More Than Our Aptitude Determines Our Altitude

A well researched book, Emotional Intelligence, brings together the scientific proof that it's our attitude more than our aptitude that determines our altitude.

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Organizational Changes to Deal with Whirlwinds of Change

Today's societies, organizations, and people have gone — and are going — through major changes. Emerging from research are key elements and characteristics of top performing organizations in today's environment.

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Nurturing Change Champions

A good change champion is passionate about their cause or change. We can't harness or manage champions. Often we're best to point them in the right direction and get out of the way. Then sponsor and protect them from the bureaucracy when they need it.

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Navigating Change and Adversity

'Embrace change' is a useless platitude. We often don't choose the difficulties or negative changes that spring upon us. But we always choose how we respond with these 'how-to' steps for staying above the line.

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Moving Out of a Career Rut

For professionals “on the grow” middle age can be a time of career renewal. Others can find their careers stagnating. Here are a few symptoms of stunted growth and how they can be rectified.

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More Change Demands More Leadership

Now, more than ever, organizations need the bonding glue of a strong culture to hold everything and everyone together. At the core of that culture is a strong leader pulling the team together.

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Mastering Change Through Continuous Growth, Learning, and Improvement

What most of us clearly hate and strongly resist is — being changed. But when change represents learning, growth, and improvement, it generates energy and is often eagerly embraced.

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Management vs. Leadership

One key distinction between management and leadership is that we manage things and lead people. When dealing with things, we talk about a way of doing. In the people realm, we're talking about a way of being.

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Manage Things, Lead People

To manage is to control, handle, or manipulate. To lead is to guide, influence, or persuade.

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Life Accumulates in Our Personal Choice Accounts

Now is the time to prepare for our next harvest. We can't wait until harvest time to plant the seeds. We can't strike a bargain to plant seeds once we see whether the harvest is worth the effort. Our choices accumulate in our personal choice accounts. We're accumulating deficits or surpluses with each decision we make.

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Leading from the Inside Out

The deepest and most lasting leadership comes from the inside out. It's authentic. It's real. When you live from the depths of the heart, you walk your talk, heed your conscience, and don't hesitate to take a stand.

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Leaders Invest in Growing and Developing People

Leaders demonstrate by their actions that people are the most critical factor in an organization's performance. That's why they invest heavily in growing and developing people.

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Leaders Help People See Beyond What Is to What Could Be

Successful entrepreneurs are leaders with vision who predict the future by inventing it.

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Leaders Give People Space to Grow

Leaders treat each person in their organization as an individual with his or her own unique aspirations, strengths, and characteristics; and then work to put people in the best place for them to thrive and succeed.

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Leaders Foster Individual Passion for Change and Improvement

Strong leaders harness the passion of the monomaniacs on their team to bring about change.

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The Leader’s Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success

The Leader’s Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success

If you’re looking for a book that illuminates the topic of leadership in a useful, readable, and lively way, this is it. - Warren Bennis

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Improvement Planning for Taking Charge of Change

Continually improving our capabilities calls for coordination and planning. The goal of planning isn't plans, however, but action.

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If It’s Going to Be It’s Up to Me

Life is an endless series of choices. Happy and successful people take responsibility for choices as well as consequences for their actions.

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How Many Companies Lose That Loving Feeling

Many successful companies are started by passionate zealots, full of energy and excitement. But once the Technomanagers take over, people are turned into their roles, systems, and processes — then their heart and soul are lost.

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