Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Character of Highly Successful Leaders

(Please share this article on the social media tabs below) A leader’s success is measured, on one important level, by the content of his or her character. When we say that leaders have good character, we are referring to their … Continue reading

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Compassion – More Than A Feeling

(Please share this article on the social media tabs below) Compassion is not primarily a feeling. It is also an act. On Christmas eve we spent the day at two city dumps near our home in Central Mexico. We were … Continue reading

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Tough on Standards, Gentle on People – The Leadership Tightrope

(Please share this article on the social media tabs below) How can we balance supporting those we lead but at the same time hold them to the highest standards? A creative process or in fact any aspiration to achieve can be … Continue reading

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Listening for the True Self – From Self-Disclosure to Self-Discovery

(If you find this article helpful please share it on the social media tabs below) We live in a confessional culture in the United States. Self-disclosure is ubiquitous. It occurs on TV, in planes, and even happens when one is waiting in … Continue reading

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Ten Signs You Need To Make A Job Change

Recently a high potential employee asked me “How can I tell that I have reached a dead end in my job?” What are the warning signs, some obvious and some subtle, that a change is needed? Consider the following. 1. Your boss … Continue reading

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Jerk Management

(If you find this article helpful please share it on the social media tabs below) We have all encountered our fair share of jerks and have the wounds to prove it. The question is “How do you manage these (usually) … Continue reading

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Why We Do What We Do

I am sometimes asked, “Why do you coach executives?” or “What drives you to write a blog?” Such questions go right to the heart of why I do what I do. In our “just do it” world probing the reasons … Continue reading

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