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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leadership is a full-contact sport, and leaders that cannot effectively deal with conflict are not really

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The Importance of Trust

Leading Strategies

With your indulgence, here is an excerpt on trust from a book I wrote two years ago. The root of all effective human relationships is trust. All relationships have trust in some form or another or else the bond will not last

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Management Tip Audio Interview with Nick McCormick

The Recovering Engineer

I have just returned from a trip to Denver to lead a Bud to Boss Workshop and I spent a good part of last week helping my daughter prepare for and then move into a dorm to start the new school year. In the midst of all of this activity

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Why does Steve Wynn Trust China.

Orrin Woodward

Steven Wynn tells it like it is and every freedom loving American should wake up and take notice. When billionaires cannot predict the political environment you know you have a train wreck in process in Washington DC

Broken Trust

N2Growth Blog

By, Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. There are only a few certainties in life, and sadly, having the trust you've placed in someone be abused is one of them. Moreover, either intentionally or unintentionally we have all

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A Sentinel in the Mist

Chris Brady

IMG_1768 They swallow indoctrination. As though it were truth, And respond with dunces, Eloquent spokesmen. With no thoughts of their own. Students by the thousand. Babble their creed. Of worshipping the creation

The Value of a Work Ethic - 10 Great Quotes

Building Personal Strength

What kind of work do you do? Whatever it is, much depends on your willingness to work your buns off when it counts. It‘s amazing what you can get done when you push yourself to your limits. And that‘s exactly what you sometimes need to do. But will you?

What to do with the annual Performance Review?

Coaching Tip

Wait! Don't Fire That Person (Yet)!


As an executive coach for the last eight years, I've had some phenomenal clients put on a short list of “leaders to discard” even though they shouldn't have been. Although I've been assured that coaching is not being used as a last

But My Business Is Different… | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth But my business is different! Well actually, no it's not. I cannot even begin to count the number of times

"Adam Resurrected" - Jeff Goldblum's Finest Movie

Building Personal Strength

I've noticed that when most people view a movie, they want to laugh, not cry. They prefer happy endings, even if they're contrived. They avoid movies that are "dark" or "disturbing." Maybe this is why Hollywood produces so many stupid B-grade comedies. People actually pay money to watch them.

Goodbye, Conspicuous Consumption; Hello Happiness!

Coaching Tip


Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?


You can measure almost anything in your business, but if those metrics don't serve a real business objectives, they are just numbers with no real meaning. Measurement is a means to an end, not an end in itself

Front-line versus Top-down


A few weeks ago I got into a conversation about whether situational leadership was more appropriate for top-level or front-line leadership. I argued that situational leadership is most appropriate for front-line leadership. To be more specific, I believe that the front-line is about management and situational leadership is about how to manage , not necessarily lead, teams with diverse backgrounds (Hersey and Blanchard, 1972).

Tiger Woods - Why He Has Fallen So Far

Building Personal Strength

Hunter Mahan shot a strong final round 64 to win the 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational by 2 strokes. There were plenty of thrills, and he played like a champion. But his victory was not the most dramatic and notable event of the tournament.

Empowering CEOs

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Trust: Consistently Delivering Results : Blog | Executive Coaching.


Leadership books, blogs, and journals constantly stress the importance of trust. If you're not trustworthy, they say, why would anyone follow you? While trustworthiness is certainly very important as a leader, it's also very important

Jim Kouzes on The Leadership Challenge


Jim Kouzes visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “The Leadership Challenge.” ” This event took place on January 27, 2009, as part of the Leading@Google series.

I Draw the Line - My Position On Emotional Intelligence

Building Personal Strength

I've been asked, "Is personal strength related to EQ?" I suppose it's a fair question. Many of the areas of personal strength are topics in what is known as "emotional intelligence." But in the final analysis, the answer is "No." Having said that, I feel I need to elaborate. It's been more than a decade since Daniel Goleman came out with his book, Emotional Intelligence.

Your Best Career Coach: The Future You

Marshall Goldsmith

What advice would the 100-year-old you have for the you that is reading this blog post? In terms of performance appraisals, this is the only one that will matter. Here's why

Leadership Lessons Podcast: Do More Great Work

Next Level Blog

After a bit of a hiatus, the Leadership Lessons Podcast series returns this week with my interview with author and 2006 Canadian coach of the year, Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the author of. Please click the headline to read

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 62 | John A. Byrne and Poets & Quants

Weekly Leader

Pam speaks with John A. Byrne, former editor at BusinessWeek and Fast Company, about leadership and his latest project Poet & Quants. Plus Leadership in the News, Wally Bock's best of the independent business blogs, MeetTheBoss

Maximum Tranquility

Building Personal Strength

From time to time I share a video that combines jaw-dropping beautiful visuals with calming music. We all need a break. We all need to regularly stop fighting and flighting for a while and get our mojo back. Well, this one is BY FAR the finest production of its kind that I've found on YouTube.

Thought-full Thursday: A Meaningful Enterprise


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. “If If we could be successful in helping

Friday High-Five: Posts I Loved Reading Last Week


Friday is a great day to share links to some of the best thinking out there. I am fortunate to a part of a wonderful leadership/management community who so generously share their ideas, insights and knowledge

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I read an interesting post last night by Dan Rockwell (@LeadershipFreak) entitled Six ways to make teams

Work Life Lead: The Organic Puzzle

Weekly Leader

People like puzzles. They are intellectually challenging, socially a lot of fun, and a great way to spend a rainy afternoon on vacation. My friend and colleague Mark Maun likes to say, “What's the most important part of a puzzle

How Wonder Woman Can Help You Conquer Your Career Kryptonite | C.

C-Level Strategies

Career kryptonite is what sucks the life out of your career. Wonder Woman has a special power to conquer this kryptonite

What a Week for Departures: HP's Hurd, Jet Blue's Slater and.

Next Level Blog

The past five days or so have been chock a block full of spectacular high-profile flameouts from jobs. A multi-million dollar CEO was forced to resign; a flight attendant chose not to wait for the. Please click the headline to read


Reach Higher

Leading Strategies

What does it mean to “reach higher”? The phrase suggests going beyond the ordinary or doing much better than mediocre. Excellence certainly fits too. Any discussion of reaching higher would be incomplete without at least one example

Are you a Sully or a Slater?

Weekly Leader

Michael Wilson had an interesting post today on the NY Times Cityroom blog entitled Slater vs. Sully: Sizing Up Two Air Men in a Crisis. The title kind of says it all really but it is definitely worth reading and thinking about from the

All My Secrets.Revealed. Want a Peek? | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

What if those About Me pages really were designed as a way for us to share our dotted lines with the world? What if we had a whole section of them

A Good Bye with Humanity


How often as a leader do you have someone in your circle of influence (manager, peer, direct report, maybe even a customer or consultant) that leaves your organization? Fairly often, I'll bet. And how often do you say “good bye” with

Customer Service: Department vs. Attitude

Leading Strategies

What is customer service? This is really about caring for the customer much broader than simply another transaction. It is about looking beyond the moment of the sale. It is about cultivating loyalty among customers and employees