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Leadership Presence in a Virtual World

How strong is your leadership presence right now?

The global pandemic hasn’t just upended our world, but we have all been thrust into virtual communications in a make-or-break way that raises a question most of us haven’t had to think hard about before: How do we project our leadership presence through virtual means when many employees have become remote workers? It’s been one of […]

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Are You Letting Workplace Drama Get in The Way of Your Ability to Lead?

I wrote a blog in December 2016 about workplace drama. It’s still an issue that comes up a few times each and every week as I speak to leaders and hear about some of their day-to-day frustrations. So, I thought it would be valuable to share that post again, in the hopes of providing some […]

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What world are you creating at your company?

A few years back, I worked with a technology company. The founder and CEO, Jim, was a brilliant guy. He designed software for the financial services industry and he was very successful. Customers came knocking on his door and his company grew quickly. As a leader, however, he was a little rough around the edges. […]

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Are you too internally focused?

It was a typical pre-interview with a CEO of a company my team and I were working with. We were trying to get a handle on her company’s business context and strategy. She was two years into a major transformation. I typically begin these discussions with an outside-in approach. I first explore the external forces […]

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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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What New Leadership Insights Did You Learn This Year?

My team and I spend a lot of time talking to senior executives about leadership accountability at large-scale speaking events, presentations, workshops and seminars. Between all this activity and the global travel it necessitates, the pace is demanding but the work is highly rewarding. I also relish the downtime when it arises. A couple of […]

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