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Your time to celebrate

Your time to celebrate

World-Class Performers get over losses quickly and use positive self-talk. They’re foundational skills that help them push through the hard times and hard work of their craft. Embedded in these two behaviors is the concept of celebration. If you’re reading this,...

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Consolidate the advantage

Consolidate the advantage

Consolidating the advantage means taking what you learned and making it a permanent part of how you operate. Making these new learning experiences permanent – many of which we might never have uncovered otherwise – we can take our decisions made in the middle of...

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K-I-S-S in transition

K-I-S-S in transition

In my professional career, I’ve had many unique roles and jobs. As I think back on each of those jobs, the areas that were not as clear were my transition periods from one leadership level to the next. One transition period stands out above the rest for me. My boss...

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Don’t look up

Don’t look up

In times of uncertainty, teams tend to look up—to leaders and managers who direct their efforts—to guide their next steps. If those teams continue to feel discomfort, they often assign blame to those same leaders, thinking (and sometimes saying) that leadership should...

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Knowing is not doing

Knowing is not doing

There's knowing how to do something, then there's doing it. Popularized in the book The Knowing-Doing Gap, the authors contend that intellectual capital isn't enough to make things happen — that companies often fall into the "smart talk trap." They argue that...

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Ready, aim, aim

Ready, aim, aim

Company change programs often fail due to a lack of interest. Management will announce plans for a big change initiative. Then they spend six months planning and designing the program. By the time of the launch, people have written the program off. It’s essential to...

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New times, new leaders

New times, new leaders

A rapid change in the form of remote work, the infusion of technology in nearly every job, and a massive generational handoff have necessitated a fundamental rethinking of the way we develop leadership skills. In fact, it is why we’ve identified the new leadership...

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