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Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

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3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

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Guest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer. Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy vision

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The Link Between Sleep and Effective Leadership

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Guest post by Jenn Clark A survey revealed that out of 180 business leaders, four out of 10 do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. If you catch yourself yawning at your desk or nodding off … Continue reading → Leadership business focus health performance productivity relationships

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The impact of poor leadership in an organization

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Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title. You must have the capacity to motivate your team to enable them to deliver their tasks in a timely manner and in line with … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication expectations morale responsibility

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

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Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building decisions gratitude productivity self-coaching success

Building effective communication channels

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The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

How motivated leaders leave a legacy

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The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

Learn and apply these leadership traits in an afternoon

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When you think about the leaders you respect and admire, you see qualities that make them great. This can be inspiring or disheartening, depending on your current state of mind. Most great leaders rose to prominence over time by doing … Continue reading → Leadership Learning apply Communication decisiveness focus Innovation Leadership Traits principles

10 tips for new leaders

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Leading a new team comes with challenges. You have a group of people who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. They may or may not have liked their departing manager. You may or may not have worked … Continue reading → Leadership Learning Uncategorized motivation relationships

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What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

How do you define your purpose?

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Among the most important discoveries you will make in your life is finding your purpose—the reason for your being, the core principles you espouse, the intent for which you get out of bed every day. Thinking about the life before … Continue reading → Purpose commitment happiness impact likeness metrics progress success

How to manage time effectively

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A common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day. When someone … Continue reading → Purpose entrepreneur productivity time management

Turning your desires into purpose

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Success depends as much on the desire of an individual as anything else. Hard work, persistence and intelligence also factor in, and depending on the endeavor, these may play a big role. However, without a burning inner desire, your chance … Continue reading → Purpose Uncategorized desire persistence sacrifice success vision work

The 3 C’s for success

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Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

Take a Recess. Be More Productive.

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Guest post by Dave Crenshaw Think back to when you were a kid in about third grade. You’ve been in the classroom the better part of the day and a draining feeling would start to occur. Before long, that tell-tale … Continue reading → Purpose example health productivity recess well-being

Product manager or product maker?

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Titles have a way of morphing over time. In some cases, they improve and become more popular. At times, because of the acts of certain, often high-profile, individuals, titles can lose value. When you think about the title ‘product manager’ … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Purpose leader product builder product maker title

The importance of exercising courage

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I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months. Different situations in my consulting work and with … Continue reading → Team Building clarity confidence courage decisiveness strength teamwork

How coaching creates great leaders

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When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How coaching creates great leaders

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When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How to find your WHY

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A key focus of this blog—from its beginning—has been purpose. Leading on purpose, working with purpose; doing things intentionally, doing things for the right reason. Though topics have led in various directions, the core focus has been purpose. A word … Continue reading → Market-driven Purpose Simon Sinek Stories why

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On ideas and strategic thinking

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Every product and service we have today was once an idea. Even the most basic creations did not exist before someone came up with an impression for a better outcome that would be useful in some way. When you stop … Continue reading → Innovation Learning goals ideas positivity strategic thinking strategy

Are you a leader or a manager?

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Business owners and entrepreneurs are often asked this leader vs. manager question regarding their management style. For many, these two words are synonymous; both are important for motivating people to work towards a common goal. Each is different, yet both … Continue reading → Leadership balance management motivation

How to shift the competition

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Successful business leaders thrive on competition. They’re at their best when contending for the top customers in high-end markets. They may feel that if they’re not in the middle of a cut-throat battle with competitors, they must not be succeeding. … Continue reading → Innovation Knowledge Leadership Trust Blue Ocean business execution initiative market insight opportunities risk shift

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How making decisions leads to freedom

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Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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How making decisions leads to freedom

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Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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Why the Future is up to Us

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We live in a fast-paced world where technology changes our lives daily. For some it’s invigorating. For others it’s intimidating if not terrifying. With news about AI (artificial intelligence) getting smarter and more accurate, self-driving cars and trucks becoming more … Continue reading → Innovation Knowledge Learning Techology AI education future maps money technology wealth

How you become the ideal team player

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Teamwork is critical for the true success of everything we do. Think about it, every venture we undertake requires help from someone; that’s the way it’s supposed to go. If we rely on others for our success, others rely on … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building humility hungry motivation people smart success teamwork

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Why you should focus on prosperity

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Prosperity is a mindset. How you live, and the resources that come into and shape, your life, ultimately come as a result of focus. What you focus on leads to prosperity, or the lack thereof. Why should you focus on … Continue reading → Leadership abundance decisions focus prosperity

How gratitude expands leadership

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Today is Memorial Day in the United States. While many here gather as family and kick off the summer season, Memorial Day goes much deeper. We recognize those men and women who have both dedicated and given their lives for … Continue reading → Leadership Trust appreciation gratitude peace sacrifice success

How Leaders Lead on Purpose in Crisis

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Guest post by James E. Lukaszewski One of the most common weaknesses I see in crisis response is the lack of specific roles and assignments for top management. The result of this gap in crisis management is mismanagement, lack of … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose Communication crisis empathy responsibility

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The value of hard work and perseverance

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Recently I was reminded of a story about a young man who lived during the 1849 Gold Rush. An older, wiser man observed him passing by obvious ‘flecks’ of gold in the stream, and asked him why. The young man … Continue reading → Purpose Uncategorized hard work perseverance success

Great leaders engage and communicate

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Guest post by Annabelle Smyth Learning how to communicate with your employees is vital to being a great manager. A leader that knows how to communicate and understands an employee’s situation is one that employee’s want to work for. Communication … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Uncategorized Communication engagement productivity team unity

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Great leaders engage and communicate

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Guest post by Annabelle Smyth Learning how to communicate with your employees is vital to being a great manager. A leader that knows how to communicate and understands an employee’s situation is one that employee’s want to work for. Communication … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Uncategorized Communication engagement productivity team unity

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Why you should focus on prosperity

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Prosperity is a mindset. How you live, and the resources that come into and shape, your life, ultimately come as a result of focus. What you focus on leads to prosperity, or the lack thereof. Why should you focus on … Continue reading → Leadership abundance decisions focus prosperity

What makes a learning organization?

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Amazon, Intuit, Airbnb, Disney, FedEx and Uber…what do these companies have in common? They know their customers. They don’t just know about their customers, they know why their customers ‘hire’ them and their products to do specific jobs. All of … Continue reading → Knowledge Leadership Learning Uncategorized application culture discovery improvement JTBD learners learning organization

Why it pays to show gratitude

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No matter what we are facing in life right now, there are things for which we can, and should, express gratitude. The act of focusing on the good things helps us keep moving forward during the tough times. In the … Continue reading → Purpose Trust achievers collaboration gratitude peace success value

Creating a compelling culture

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Whether you recognize it or not, the organization you work in has a culture. Big or small, every company has beliefs and values that drive its core philosophy. Top leaders understand the importance of culture and work to ensure their … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose Trust abundance character compelling competency culture servant leadership