Professional Leadership

Change is inevitable. Some organizations resist or even deny this fact, while others anticipate and embrace it. The way leaders respond to change will eventually determine the failure or success of your entire organization. Prioritizing people over everything else is the single greatest change in the new global economy.

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The inability to sustain margin may be the biggest challenge we face in this always on world we live in.  It seems like the demands of work and home always exceed our capacity to meet them.  Since so many factors are outside of my control, I must discipline myself to own the choices I can make.  This post by the Coaches Council was very helpful: “Stress is a part of life, especially business life. There are simply too many things that require your attention, which means that it’s far too easy to get overwhelmed, or worn down, by worries about […]

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I have attended and led a lot of formal leadership training and development.  What has profited me the most is what I get through my personal leadership development platform.  I collect all of my streams through Feedly.com and have the ability to sort the content by what I actually can apply.  Knowledge is not learning until it becomes imbedded in our lives according to this post: “Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership […]

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There is not an organization that I have worked with that does not want to see improvement.  Especially to overall productivity and the bottom line.  They talk a lot about change and moving the bar from just more efficiencies to the priority of strategic innovation.  However, few are willing to move beyond their own comfort zone to make it actually happen.  This Forbes post gives you the reasons why: “How often have you seen senior leaders challenge the status quo or ask employees to think outside the box? That’s the question the Harvard Business Review put to more than 1,000 […]

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When I first saw this post in my stream, I almost did not even read it.  Then I guessed the three words before starting and when the post confirmed my thinking, I had to post this.  Every time I hear these three words, I immediately am turned off and almost stop listening to what comes next.  This Fast Company post will give you at least three reasons why: “You don’t need to be told why it matters to be transparent and honest at work–that much is a given. So is the overall usefulness of expressing yourself clearly, confidently, and with as […]

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There may be nothing more devastating professionally than being fired.  Even thought the situation was highly problematic to work in, there is still a certain finality and rejection in being told you are done.  However, in hindsight without exception, I have eventually moved on to a better place.  This Michael Hyatt post shares some great truths: “Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career. This May, 1.7 million workers in America were laid off or fired. And according to the Labor Department, that was during a month of generally good economic news.  Sometimes you […]

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