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The panda paradox

You’ve worked hard, have gotten great results, and the next step in your career would be a promotion. As you eye that next step, you have a sense that it might be harder to get there than it should be given your proven track record. Maybe you start asking for more...

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Swing your own swing

Coaching is a part of our culture. From the time we are kids, coaches are a part of our everyday lives. Swing coaches for little league, singing coaches for the school musical, and math coaches for the club tournament, etc. The list goes on and on. And rightfully so....

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Generosity mindset: the fuel of networks

Allow me to set the stage: I walk into a large hotel ballroom. A lot of people are standing around. Some are talking. Some are handing out business cards. Some are quietly tucked away in a corner. And others are stuck by the continental breakfast and coffee bar. I...

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Leadership is a visual sport

Last week, while I was listening to a podcast by the John Maxwell Company, their vice president, Chris Goede, stated, “I think leadership is a visual sport.”  After hearing this perspective, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. As I began to consider my leadership...

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Another manager in the middle

As companies are looking to address the Silver Tsunami, we hear of many that are implementing formal mentorship programs in their organizations with a particular eye on helping with succession planning and knowledge transfer. The logic is sound. It makes sense that...

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Evolutionary leadership

In today’s fast-paced world, we are constantly having to adapt, adjust, and redirect based on the speed and frequency that situations occur. Needless to say, evolution has introduced unchartered territory and unprecedented business challenges. And while there are...

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Daily habits: what is required is counterintuitive

I remember it like it was yesterday: I was in a classroom listening to my professor give a lecture on time management.  He stated, “Master your time or it will master you.” Fast forward 25+ years later. Time management, and my professor’s words, continue to be a part...

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