Archive | February, 2013

Leaders: Bullies by Nature or Nurture?

February seems to be anti-bullying month here at Great Leadership. Here’s a guest post from Colin Gautrey: Many of the behaviours exhibited by leaders can easily be classified as bullying behaviours, especially when many of them converge to form the essence of a leader’s style. In a recent article, I cited 31 behaviours which could […]

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Navigating Limbo, In the Midst of Change

Have you ever played Capture the Flag?  It was one of my favorite summer camp games because it was filled with adventure and intrigue as we plotted how we would get to the other side of a field, to capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to our side of the world! The […]

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Purpose Must Be A Priority

This weeks post is by guest, Jeremy Kingsley who’s new book, Inspired People Produce Results will be released on March 11!  If you like it half as much as I do, you’ll love it! Get it now.As the leader of your team, you must clearly understand and be able to pass on the purpose of your organization […]

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A 236-Year-Old Lesson in Leadership

Before he could become father of a country, George Washington had to create a new way to lead – and his example is still worth following. In honor of President’s Day, here’s a two-part guest post from Hay Group’s Signe Spencer (look for part two tomorrow): I recently read David Hackett Fischer’s Washington’s Crossing, the […]

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Being a Leader Means Understanding…

Honored to be a Guest Writer for Be A Leader this week!  Have you checked it out? Has life ever handed you a hurricane of change that took you to your knees? And every time you started to stand another storm hit? A few years ago my husband and I were hit with several seasons […]

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The Big Problem with Little White Lies

“White lies introduce others of a darker complexion.” ~ William Paley When’s the last time you sat in a meeting and heard a “little white lie”? Sure, what they presented was “technically” the truth… the statistics they presented were real, but no one walked away with the full story.   Perhaps you found yourself wondering… […]

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Communication and Partnerships

Fostering a sense of partnership with your employee’s is an important aspect of motivation. People typically want to do good and feel like they belong. Don’t just focus on the success of the company or your management team. Realize that you can’t be a successful leader and try to do everything yourself. The increased success of you […]

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Five Reasons Great Leaders are Great Networkers

Networking. For some that word brings images of hotel meeting rooms, coffee (or a cash bar), and a room of people trying to give you their business card.  Others think networking is for sales people and those looking for a job.  If your first thought was either of those things, keep reading . . . […]

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