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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One of the most important things I do as a leader is to monitor the margin I have in all of the life accounts included in my Life Plan.  I believe in work-life integration and not balance.  This allows me to have a short term deficit in one area as long as my overall margin is healthy.  However, when my margin is gone in multiple areas, I am in serious danger of moving into burnout. This HBR post will help you in regaining control: “You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you […]

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There are more voices in the marketplace today that are telling us they have found the secret to success than every before.  If you will follow their formula, then you will accomplish great things just like they have done.  So you must find your Why and then do the One thing and walk away from everything else.  Eventually, I realized I needed to do My thing and this post by Jeff Goins will help you get there: It was a year ago. I had dozens of people working for me. My business was losing money every month. Everyone thought I […]

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Some leaders are always coming up with new creative ideas that never seem to make it to the point of driving sustainable results.  Others kill it daily on execution but never look up enough to see where the organization is actually going.  Both are extremely important and great leaders find a way for their organizations to excel in both.  This HBR post is excellent: “For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew […]

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We have all known and said for years that change is constant and we must continue to be innovative to improve.  What is new is that disruption is now becoming the major threat and without constant transformation we are always at risk for a total failure.  There is obviously a major difference in leading innovation and transformation.  This Forbes post helps us understand whats at stake: “According to his firm, at any point, about a third of large U.S. companies endure a severe, two-year decline in their ability to create shareholder value. And of those companies, about a third fail […]

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Productivity is a very big deal.  It’s the difference between working more hours or getting more high priority things done.  Over three years ago, I went paperless and have absolutely no regrets.  I use Nozbe and find it very effective in keeping the main things on top of the list.  This post by Ashley Stahl is simple but profound: “Ahhh, the true adage, “work smarter, not harder”. While it resonates with most, it can also be confusing and downright infuriating. Maybe you’re already working really, really hard and still aren’t achieving the results you’d like.” Read More …

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