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The Path to Meaningful Contribution Begins Here

Arrogance stabs itself in the chest in order to get what it wants. But strangely, the beauty of humility terrifies. Arrogance serves self-destructive goals. Humility pursues meaningful contribution. Arrogance: Pretends. Intimidates. Serves itself.… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Path to Meaningful Contribution Begins [...]

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The Enemy of Everything Good

It was September 10, 2016 when I first wrote, “Everything good in leadership begins with humility.” I was proud of myself. The enemy of everything good in leadership is arrogance. The word itself… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Enemy of Everything [...]

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You Might be Right – the Glass is Half Empty – Now What

A friend texted, “I think of myself as more of a doomsday preparer.” I texted back, “Ahh! The advantage of pessimism is preparation.” Are there more? Pessimism is, “An inclination to emphasize adverse… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (You Might be Right – the Glass is Half Empty – Now [...]

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Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from Chaos

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Eileen McDargh to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from [...]

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An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels Success

It’s natural to consider your own concerns. It’s leadership to reflect on the concerns of others. The dripping faucet of others is opportunity for perspective taking. Perspective taking – an essential but neglected… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels [...]

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3 Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing Today

Lethargy and laziness aren’t virtues. But overworked managers are their own worst enemy. 3 things overworked managers need to stop: #1. Stop doing people’s work for them. Suppose you’re asked how to do… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (3 Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing [...]

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5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing Teams

Some teams soar. Other teams splash around just above the surface. Giving CPR to low performing teams feels more important than encouraging high performing teams. Spend more time fueling high performers and less… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing [...]

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The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The 5 Powers of Shared [...]

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How to Ride a Bike – Where Courage Comes From

Between theory and practice is anxiety. It’s comfortable learning about riding a bike, even exciting. But, getting on the seat for the first time takes courage. I asked several leaders, “How does one… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Ride a Bike – Where Courage Comes [...]

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What Makes Some Leaders Ugly and Others Beautiful

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” Aristotle It doesn’t matter how much jewelry you put in a pig’s snout. It still stinks. Unattractive people can be like gentle… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (What Makes Some Leaders Ugly and Others [...]

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