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4 ways to embrace and handle conflict

4 ways to embrace and handle conflict

In my last blog, I discussed how leaders should invite conflict to generate better results. Research supports that we don’t handle conflict well as professionals or as organizations. My experience as a professional is that conflict is rarely handled correctly...

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Play in the absence of fear

Play in the absence of fear

Over the past year and a half, there were almost too many situations that altered our personal and professional lives. In working nationally with leaders throughout this past year, I noticed a common theme that continued to arise: pressure. We all deal with pressure...

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Writing a flop

Writing a flop

Alan Jay Lerner, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, once said, “You write a hit the same way you write a flop.” You’ve probably heard of this phenomenon countless times from artists and leaders alike. Songwriters talk about the throwaway tune that ended up...

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The power of being a leader

The power of being a leader

A few months ago, I had lunch with a fantastic young couple that I have known very well for many years. They are both in their mid-twenties. One works in sales (I will call him Fred), and the other in the healthcare field (I will call her Mary).  During our...

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Conflict: the only way out is through

Conflict: the only way out is through

Data gathered in a recent Wiley survey stated that unhealthy conflict costs companies in terms of both productivity and revenue. Some of the statistical data: Leaders spend an average of 13 hours a month dealing with conflict.70% of polled leaders state that...

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How to be an effective communicator

How to be an effective communicator

How do CEOs visualize and describe the direction they believe their companies need to take in a way that captures their thoughts and communicates them for their subordinate leaders to reference and ensure understanding? The days of CEOs verbalizing a strategic...

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Leadership 501: leading leaders of leaders

Leadership 501: leading leaders of leaders

As we come to a transition point in our leadership journey, I want to open your mind to how you can effectively lead leaders of leaders. This is elite, world-class level leadership because it requires more of a non-directive style to lead leaders of leaders...

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