Author Archive | Alli Polin

Leadership Lesson: How to Avoid the Perils of Commiserating

Things at work were stressful, to put it mildly. Stupid policy changes were getting in the way of doing great work. No matter where you turned, people were talking about the new policy and not saying nice things. The CEO put out clever messaging via the standard channels, but people weren’t buying what he was […]

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Guest Post: The Secret to Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

I’m happy to share with you this Guest Post from Nate Regier. This week, he released his new book, Conflict without Casualties. It’s a must-read for leaders everywhere. I’m reading it now! There’s a time to gather information, analyze options, and weigh the pros and cons. That’s called Resourcefulness. And there’s a time to make a decision […]

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Leadership Fail: Move it! Faster! Now!

We had just left the kids’ classrooms to head to the car when the rain started to fall.  The drops came so slowly at first that I wasn’t even sure it was raining.  With each step, more drops began to drip from the sky with increasing intensity, and I tried to speed up our slow […]

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Leadership Ethics: Borrowing or Stealing?

We were in a hotel, two hours away from dinner, my son was starving and driving me crazy.  ”I don’t have any food for you!  What do you want me to do?” I asked.  He pointed to the minibar and reminded me that there is lots of food in there.  With a sigh I opened […]

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Five Words for Your Life and Leadership

I love watching my children color.  They do it with so much focus and pure creativity (in other words, while they’re in process, they leave judgement at the door).  Rarely do I hear them freak out that their creation didn’t turn out just as planned; instead of crying over a bad choice, they simply turn […]

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