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Five Behaviors of a Visionary Leader

You can learn the ways of a visionary leader. Here’s how. I have known quite a number of remarkable futurists in my decades of consulting practice. Each took their organization to new levels of excellence and profitability. However, one stands … Continue reading

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Trust Matters

By  Cedric Johnson, Ph.D and Kristine MacKain, Ph.D We all know that when trust is broken, it hurts. Trust is the bedrock of every relationship both political and personal. Without trust, we are like a boat, left to drift with … Continue reading

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Why Character Matters in Our Leaders

 Character is destiny -Heraclitus, 2500 years ago: When we admire leaders as having “good character”, we are referring to their essential moral nature as it is typically expressed through their personality or behavior. In this section, we will also use … Continue reading

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Finding The Good Life

Written by Cedric Johnson, Ph.D and Kristine MacKain, Ph.D If we were to ask: “What does it mean to live the good life?”, many of us would immediately think, “financial security”. However, once that need is satisfied, and even if … Continue reading

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Be the Adult in the Room

When we tell someone to “grow up” it is usually in response to one of his/her immature emotional cadenzas. By contrast, great leaders are viewed as effective when they effectively maintain a positive emotional state, handle pressure well, and are … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Work in Different Cultures

(Most read article in the 6-year history of my blog) Reflect for a moment on the meaning of work in different cultures and please join the discussion around the closing questions. Remember that within each culture there are exceptions to … Continue reading

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The Pinocchio Syndrome – The Quest for Truth in the Age of Spin

    Under current law, it is a crime for a private citizen to lie to a government official, but not for a government official to lie to the people – David M Fraser What’s wrong with that statement? You … Continue reading

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Beyond A One-Trick Pony – Problem Solving That Works

In our highly complex world it is quite natural for us to crave simple quick-fix solutions. But as a result we may oversimplify the remedy for human problems with slogans like, “Just say no” – which supposedly was the solution to drug … Continue reading

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The Headhunter Called – Then What?

You are on the job-recruiter’s radar. Since you are a high-potential and talented employee he/she has probably called to gauge your interest in another job at another company. The deal may even be sweetened with offers of more money, a … Continue reading

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Beyond Productivity to Fruitfulness

Do you feel that you are being pushed to your physical and psychological limits by time pressures and the sheer volume of work? Consider this. The numbers are in. In American business the hours employees spend at the office have gone up. … Continue reading

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