New Year’s Resolutions Are Actually Bad News
10 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions Are Actually Bad News

I have a New Year’s resolution for you. Vow to stop making them. You heard me right! They are actually a bad idea that can torpedo your success right out of the gate and set a precedent of failure for the entire year. Everyone in January preaches to you to set your New Year’s Resolutions […]

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Are You Ready to Dramatically Upgrade Your Leadership Brand?
25 Oct

Are You Ready to Dramatically Upgrade Your Leadership Brand?

When I’m working with leaders to help them develop a more authentic brand, cultivate their competitive edge, and articulate a unique brand narrative I observe a lot of hesitancy. Usually executive leaders don’t realize they are holding back because this fear is in their blind spot. But research confirms that one of the greatest obstacles […]

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Strategically Tweak Your Leadership Style to Radically Boost Results
09 Aug

Strategically Tweak Your Leadership Style to Radically Boost Results

I may be observing a client for a few hours, or shadowing them throughout the day, in order to see how they interact with different people in different situations. When I notice aspects of their style that are incongruent with what they wish to project, it’s eye-opening for them. One of things I assess is […]

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Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership
26 Jul

Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership

Many of today’s organizations value coaching enough to designate someone, usually from HR, as an internal coach for the employees. Those folks can be a great resource when you want to get some feedback and tweak your leadership approach. But despite having outstanding HR department personnel, many leading Fortune 500 companies still reach out to […]

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20 Jan

High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback […]

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12 May

Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

  One reason that I have found success in business is that I am careful about how I spend my money, and I think that you are, too. Who has extra money to throw around or spend frivolously? But as Warren Buffett said, “Nobody goes broke as long as they are making a profit.” Make […]

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How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion
13 Dec

How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion

My Predictable Promotion advice was recently included in an article in the U.S. News & World Report “Money and Careers” section. The reporter who interviewed me was particularly interested in my insights regarding how to prepare for a leadership promotion. Despite high unemployment and a contracted business environment, organizations are eagerly hiring and promoting qualified […]

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Acquiring Critical Leadership Criteria
04 Oct

Acquiring Critical Leadership Criteria

Senior management understands the value of investing in future leadership, but also realizes that to find extraordinary leaders it is important to look for outstanding qualities that are multidimensional, strategically developed, and tempered by experience. Here are a few questions to ask yourself regarding your leadership development objectives: Do I have a panoramic vision of […]

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