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Are you letting bad leaders undermine your good people?

 “Good players can’t overcome bad coaching.” It’s one of my favorite adages about leadership which I heard once again this week from Bill Belichick, the legendary Head Coach of the once again Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots. After Sunday’s big win, Belichick was interviewed by ESPN. A panel of football experts followed up […]

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Are You Stepping Up to the Great Expectations of Leadership?

When I first started working in the leadership industry, the great expectations of leadership only fell to the senior executives of a company. These leaders were under pressure to think strategically, steer organizational change, and execute all aspects of the business plan. Expectations for middle and front-line managers were pretty minimal. They simply needed to […]

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Can You Avoid A Downward Spiral?

The term ‘downward spiral’ seems to be all the rage. It’s understandable given what’s going on in the world these days. I did a quick search of the Web this past week and found numerous stories where downward spiral – defined in contemporary terms as an unstoppable downward trajectory – was used to describe the […]

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Can You Adopt A New Leadership Mindset?

There are few business leaders who truly deserve the title of “innovator” more than Mickey Drexler. Drexler was considered a man ahead of his time when he was CEO of Gap Inc. back in the 1990s. He also spent time on the board of Apple and was considered a mentor to the mercurial Steve Jobs.

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Do You Relish The Pressures You Face In Your Leadership Role?

In my book, The Leadership Contract, I position that there is no easy path to being a truly accountable leader. Almost everything a leader is asked to do involves considerable hard work: delivering consistent financial results, attaining high team performance, executing strategy, leading change and driving innovation. All these tasks place enormous demands and pressures […]

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What Are You Doing To Pave The Way For Women Leaders?

      Imagine your teacher has asked you and your friend to stack chairs on the desks at the end of the school day. You both stack the same amount of chairs and complete the job equally as well. Then your teacher comes over and hands you a reward, but you notice your friend […]