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Leading with Character by Leading from Within

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There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

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If there is one area where I think extraverts actually do have a leg-up on introverts in business it’s this: they are much more comfortable being visible and attracting attention.

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How to Discover Your True Path in Life

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We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. He inspired us with his vision, his passion for his work and his creative genius. We cheered him when he battled back from being fired at Apple.

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19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

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Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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Leading Gen Y: the Secrets Every Leader Must Learn

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I am extremely fortunate to be able to call Greg Hartle a friend. I met him on Twitter when he began participating in Leadership Chat , sharing genuinely insightful tidbits of wisdom in 140 characters; wisdom that seemed beyond his years.

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Three Steps to Create a Vision for 2012

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If you want to be a purveyor of visionary leadership in 2012 you must start by creating a vision for 2012.

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Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

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I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Our conversations sound a bit like this: Lisa – “So tell me about your vision for the company.&#.

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The Accidental Leader Who Changes the World

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Today is President’s Day, a day in which I always reflect back on the birth of our country. I know I’ve mentioned it before but I was born in Boston and spent my early years there, with many a weekend or summer day spent exploring the Freedom Trail.

The Introvert’s Guide to Leadership

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I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I was happy to see that the issue of introversion in leadership became a meaty topic at Leadership Chat Tuesday night.

Leadership, Vision and a New Birth of Freedom

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In my recent post entitled, “ Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO ,&# I shared with you how one very successful CEO makes the book, “ Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times &# required reading for every member of his Leadership Development Team.

Should Leaders Bring Feelings and Passion to Work?

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There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are professionals on this planet.

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10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

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I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis as Chief Relationship Officer.

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Leadership Lessons from a Heroic Black Hawk Down Army Ranger

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There have been very few times when I have wanted to write about something that has moved me to my core, but have been unsure of how to even begin. This is one of those times. You see, I’m not quite sure how to convey to you just how deeply the new book, “ Get It On!

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

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In Leadership Chat this week we focused on a variety of challenges that leaders face when it comes to promoting individuals on their teams. I asked the following question, Realistic or not to think leaders will work to help entire team be highly successful in each indiv role & be promotable?

Leadership Lessons: 5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change

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Steve Woodruff and I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming our leadership colleague Mike Henry Sr. as this week’s Leadership Chat Guest Host. Mike is the Founder and fearless leader of the Lead Change Group , of which I am a member. .

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Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

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As you might expect for a blog passionate about Visionary Leadership, I’ve heretofore tackled the business-altering difference between vision and mission , and the critical difference between vision and goals.

Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

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February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli. Last night's #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them. Toward the end of the evening I asked the LeadershipChat community, “As leaders

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How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

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Tuesday night in Leadership Chat as we talked about how great leaders affect work-life balance , we touched on the concept of “lack.&#.

Ann Handley’s Secrets to Successfully Leading Virtual Teams

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Leadership Chat is coming up on its one-year anniversary, and in this time Steve Woodruff and I have yet to tackle the topic of Leading Virtual Teams.

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How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

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I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues. I came to understand that if I wanted to receive top assignments, get promoted, and garner support for my ideas I needed to approach the challenges of business and leadership in a uniquely savvy way.

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Five Suggestions for When Your Boss Needs Leadership Help

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Typically undeterred from taking on a tough challenge, this week’s Leadership Chat on Twitter will focus on something we’ve all struggled with at one time or another: what to do when your boss needs help as a leader.

3 Reasons Vulnerability is Crucial to Great Leadership

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I was watching a financial show on TV recently and heard a commentator discuss a study that showed if you’d invested $1 in the stock market roughly 50 years ago, it would be worth a bit more that $13 today. Your return would have been higher than inflation.

Leading Millennials: What Millennials Want Leaders to Know

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A few weeks ago Steve Woodruff and I hosted a Leadership Chat focused on “ Leading GenY ,” with Guest Host Greg Hartle. In my preparatory interview with Greg, and throughout the Chat, the question, “What do Millennials really want?”

The Hidden Power of Your Leadership to Create Raving Fans

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This week on Leadership Chat author Becky Carroll will be talking about leadership lessons from her new book, “ The Hidden Power of Your Customers.&#.

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Leadership Advice: Getting Others to Follow Your Lead

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A few weeks ago I began offering my readers the opportunity to sign up for my new eNewsletter. I set up the process in such a way that when readers subscribe they receive a “thank you” email from me along with a question about what their biggest leadership challenge is.

Make Way for Introverts in Business and Leadership!

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I’m an introvert – and a very proud one at that – who has spent her entire career in the world of business and leadership.

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Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

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I don’t see it, at least not clearly, even though I continue to try… It’s very difficult to see how people who subscribe to the views of the opposing political party actually view the world in the way they do.

The Most Important Business Lesson I Have Learned

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This post originally appeared on Debra Ellis’s Multi-Channel Magic Blog. I wanted to share it with this tremendous Visionary Leadership Community… ~. I was honored when Debra Ellis asked me to write a guest post about the most important business lesson I’ve learned.

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

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Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance. This week we shift our focus to the micro level and ask the question, “Do great leaders support work-life balance and, if so, how do they do it successfully?&#.

The Introvert’s Guide to Motivating Others

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Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?

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Michael Dell with DellCap Customers. Last week I shared with you a series of CEO quotes that came from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City.

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The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently

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This post was originally written for the Lead Change Group blog. I wanted my readers to have the opportunity to read it in case you missed it there. ~. I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis.

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Greater Than Yourself Leadership: How to Change the World

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“The basic and seemingly paradoxical truth of GTY (Greater Than Yourself) is that truly great leaders in life,&# said Charles Roland, “become so because they cause others to be greater than themselves.&#. The words sounded familiar. “Who said that?&# I asked Charles.

Four Key Priorities for New Leaders from the Outside

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Have you ever led “from the outside?&#. It’s a common occurrence; a family-owned company realizes it’s time to bring in new leadership blood – literally – or a corporation hires a new leader from the outside.

5 Truisms About Leadership and Corporate Culture Leaders Cannot Ignore

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It can’t be escaped – the impact of corporate culture on talent management and organizational success, that is. Even this weekend as I was sipping hot chocolate at Starbucks while talking with a goddess friend it came up in conversation.

What CEOs Really Think About Values and Culture

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In my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I had the opportunity to sit down recently with a few of our member-CEOs for a conversation about their views on corporate values, purpose and culture. These members are mid-market CEOs , representing companies with an average of $1.6

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Leadership Lessons from Heroes, the Bravest of Men

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I had the great honor of hearing two recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor speak on Friday at a public event in my small, suburban Chicago community. It was a tremendously moving, probably once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Three Personal Fears to Conquer for Leadership Success

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It’s time. Yes, it’s finally time. We’ve danced sophisticatedly around the topic for months now at Leadership Chat , and it’s simply time to face it head-on. Many of us have personal fears and they affect our ability to succeed as leaders.

Five Signs You’re a Magnetic Leader

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Are you a “magnetic leader,&# the kind that draws others to you? If not, are there behaviors and skills that you can work on that would enable you to be more magnetic whilst driving results?

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Four Priorities Keeping CEOs Up at Night

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I had the sincere pleasure this past week of attending the CEO Connection Spring Forum, Dinner and CEO Boot Camp in New York City.

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