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The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader Employs

Don’t decide to be a professional basket-ball player if you love basket-ball, but you’re a shrimp. Someone will mention Muggsy Bogues was 5-3. Hero Sports lists 24 NBA players who stood between 5-3… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader [...]

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A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped Potential

I’m meeting with the leadership team of a new client next week. I asked them to do the following exercise before our first meeting. Description: Please secretly complete this form for each person… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped [...]

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4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired Teams

We begin new jobs with enthusiasm. But repetition leads to boredom. Lousy bosses make work miserable. Constant pressure causes burnout. Successful leaders energize teams. 4 ways to energize tired teams: #1. Establish direction… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired [...]

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Noticing – Not Feedback – Enhances Performance and Elevates Satisfaction

“People don’t want feedback, they want attention.” (Nine Lies About Work) Feedback is valid when assessment is accurate, and numbers are involved. Feedback about traits is arrogant because we don’t know people. Tell… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Noticing – Not Feedback – Enhances Performance and Elevates [...]

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Leading Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) aggravate instability. Leaders shine when they help people navigate uncertainty and instability. For example… New employees during onboarding. Moving from “Bud to Boss.” Terminations. Shifts in leadership and new… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Leading Through Mergers and [...]

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7 Ways to Thrive when your Company is Acquired

Mergers and acquisitions have winners and losers. You’re the winner if you’re on the acquiring side. You’re the loser if you’re being acquired. Disingenuous winners tell people that things won’t change. This is… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (7 Ways to Thrive when your Company is [...]

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The Four Powers of Courageous Leaders

The courage of leadership is seldom seen and never understood by those who choose safety over adventure. Real courage is a decision made without fanfare. Courageous leadership is the power to: #1. Live… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Four Powers of Courageous [...]

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Make Friends with Your Past – It can’t be Left Behind

The idea of leaving the past behind is an offense to who you are. And the hope of recreating the past is an offense to who you might become. Penobscot Bay, Maine Nostalgia:… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Make Friends with Your Past – It can’t be Left [...]

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How to Build an Organization Where People Take Care of Each Other

You might believe that taking care of each other is weak or silly. But think of the alternative. Care is nurtured. An uncaring team is a symptom of neglect. 5 expressions of care… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Build an Organization Where People Take Care of Each [...]

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How to Resolve the Negative Realities of Positive Thinking

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” George Will Optimism is dangerous when it causes you to: Lose motivation. When you… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Resolve the Negative Realities of Positive [...]

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