Archive | October, 2011

The Price of Not Knowing What You Don’t Know

Kimberly Davis is a good friend. She is also one of the most creative people I know working in leadership development. Her revolutionary programOnStage Leadership allows leaders to find their authentic voice, and she accomplishes this in a one day developmental experience. I receive her newsletter monthly. This month it contained a piece I wanted […]

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Leading From Who YOU Are

Instantly inspired I shared it with friends. Their responses made me think about how often we put limits on ourselves based on our history, the title we have, the mistakes we’ve made, or our present circumstances. They also highlighted the need that each of us has to be reminded that we don’t have be a public figure to make a difference. Seemingly ordinary people in ordinary positions are impacting our world right now.

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Managing for Engagement…the most important influencer on employee engagement is free…and you have everything to do with it.

A tip of the hat to Gary M. Stern for his piece ‘Redefining the Middle Manager’s Job’ which appeared in the September 19, 2011 issue of Fortune magazine. Stern cites a 2010 study completed by Towers Watson of 20,000 global employees of large firms telling us something we intuitively knew but probably haven’t been talking […]

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What Does It Take?

What does it take to recognize employee’s? Not much. Michael LeBoeuf, author of The Greatest Management Principle in the World said, “Everybody works smarter when there’s something in it for them.” For you managers that have been around for “awhile” that may be a lot of hoo-hah. For you leaders that work in “the now” […]

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Winning Friends and Influencing People Doesn’t Change

I first read Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People 30 years ago.   While that may seem like a long time ago to you, the book was already old then – it was written in the 1930′s.  I read it again a few years later. I read it again, when was working on Remarkable Leadership. Why? […]

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Don’t Be “That Guy” as a Manager

I’m noticing a lot of references to “that guy” these days. Maybe because I work at a college campus? There’s no shortage of that guy references, including references to all kinds of things you shouldn’t do in bars, on college campuses, in dating, in social media, in fantasy football, and on and on. That guy […]

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