The six chapters in the leader’s journey are: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership skills and behaviors. Respond to adversity and disappointment with openness and resolve. Humility. Kindness. How to Get the Most From Chapter Four: Turbulent water strengthens leaders. High wind and dark emotion signals your greatest opportunity for […]

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When YOU give others feedback, it’s brilliant, caring, and helpful. When THEY give you feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It’s interesting that your feedback is right, but their feedback is off base. Top ten reason leaders ignore feedback: Others don’t really understand the pressures and stresses you feel. You’re too busy to care what […]

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Ask some leaders to describe the last time they said, “Thank you,” and you’ll hear crickets or excuses. “They know I appreciate their work.” “I don’t want people to feel they’ve arrived.” “I can’t honor people for one thing and correct them for another.” “I don’t like saying, ‘Thank you.’” Reluctance to express gratitude, give […]

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Every teacher learns before they teach. Every teacher learns while they teach. The learner in the coffee shop: I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader. Jack’s in his 80’s and an elder statesman in the community where I live. He looked at the young man, then […]

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Have you watched a talent show on TV when an incompetent contestant auditioned? Just because they’re passionate to sing doesn’t mean they can sing on key. The danger of passion is the illusion of competence. Competence and passion: Passion means you dream of glorious results. But passion doesn’t mean you’re able to accomplish glorious results. […]

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New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr Dawn Graham, PhD to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers — and Seize Success.” (Deadline: 6/29/2018) *International winners will receive digital versions. As leaders, we’ve become lazy hirers. New technology […]

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Senior leaders have authority to authorize action and provide resources. You’ll go further with buy-in from higher-ups. The complete list for getting buy-in from senior leadership: #1. Rash requests don’t impress. Don’t rush in all breathless with a brilliant new idea. Your great idea will be even better after careful reflection. #2. Develop a reputation […]

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Please join The Diversity Project on the 18th July for a special event to explore the opportunities of building a career in the investment and savings industry. Our keynote speaker, Elizabeth Corley, Vice-Chair of Allianz Global Investors will share her personal career journey and the challenges she overcame. A panel discussion will share their experiences […]

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