Author Archive | Dan McCarthy

Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Guest post from Gordon Leidner: Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers have made a splash in the news recently, thanks to Broadway’s sensational production “Hamilton.” The modern hip-hop and R&B musical highlights the leadership of Hamilton, Washington, and other Founders during our country’s revolutionary beginnings.  This brings to mind two questions: “Were the Founding Fathers […]

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Leading with Trust

Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD: One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year. Some are chasing a higher salary, but nearly equally […]

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Empowering The Quiet Team Leader

 Guest post from Ilene Marcus: It’s crunch time. Your team is on overdrive. Each decision matters. Every moment counts. You can’t afford to be distracted and yet, there it is – the workplace annoyer. A team member with a trait, a quirk that gets under your skin. You rationalize, we have just been spending too […]

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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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