Author Archive | Dan McCarthy

Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Guest post from John R Childress: In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.  The book was called, Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American […]

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Great Leaders Stand Up and Take Responsibility

Guest post from Lloyd “Skip“ Amstrup: Imagine you are sitting in your office when your assistant rushes in to tell you that your security system has been breached. Sensitive customer information has been compromised. You get a chill down your spine, as you struggle to maintain your composer. Your assistant dreaded having to make this […]

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The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. KPIs. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear. If you are a […]

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Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Guest post from Ron Schutz: Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur.  There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents.  The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride!  A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they […]

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Leaders of Great Teams Don’t Rely on Luck

Great Leaders Build Great Teams with Intention   Guest post by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale: If you lead a team, you know that the best ones don’t happen by happy accident. Outsiders may look at extraordinary teams and think, “The people on them are so lucky,” or “They just have […]

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A Toolkit for Leading Change

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. This question from Teri: “How do you prepare teams for change?  What are good communication tools?  How much is too much?” The ability to lead yourself, a team, and/or […]

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Decide, Change: The Two Essential Risks for Ultimate Success

Guest post from Tom Panaggio: Risk is everywhere, and while common sense and consultants tell you to minimize risk, I suggest the opposite. I maintain that embracing what I call the “two essential risks” is necessary to achieve your ultimate success in business. Sure, you hope to avoid liability, investment, and market risks as you […]

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How to Make Leadership Development a Grassroots Movement

Guest post from William Seidman and Richard Grbavac: Have you ever heard (or said): “I just wish I could clone that person.” Being able to clone the best people in an organization would have tremendous value for any organization. Though actually cloningpeople may not be a scientific reality just yet, we do believe that everyone […]

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Fast Change: The co-organization of Business

Guest post By Russell Raath: There are many descriptors for the world we live in. Volatile, complex, global, flat, uncertain, unpredictable, and on. But I would suggest that it is Fast Change that defines our world more than any other word or phrase, and our greatest challenge has become living with it and learning to […]

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