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Are you assertive enough to be an entrepreneur? #business #management

The most successful leaders tend to find a good balance between being too assertive (and possibly aggressive) and being too nice.  Assertiveness forms the ability to  act in your own self  interest in the assignment of “No .” Assertiveness can

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Posted in Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Leadership

Feedback: Focus On The Goal Not The Person

By KEN BLANCHARD As a manager—or a parent, coach, or any other kind of leader—you want to get rid of bad behavior but keep the good person. To do this, you must give feedback frequently—this goes for catching people doing things

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Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Management

Fly Or To Be Invisible. Which Superpower Would You Choose?

by Joe Folkman How much can you learn about someone from a silly question? Since last year we have been collecting data from the business and professional leaders who read our blogs. The question we asked was this, “If you

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Posted in Authentic Leadership, Leadership Mastery

Marshall Goldsmith – Are His Triggers the Only Way to Change? #Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith has a genius for both approaches — in his coaching, his writing about leadership, and his own life. This makes him an invaluable guide for leaders who want, or need, to improve their impact. On the insouciant side,

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Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership

Leadership by Execution, Not Delegating

Professional challenges come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re related to strategy making, innovation, process improvements, strategic partnerships, mergers, or technology-enabled transformations. When hard problems are delegated and success is elusive, the go-to reaction is to blame the people

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The Steve Jobs #HR and #leadership Video You Must See

This video should bring tears in your eyes when you consider the latent talent of those of whom you terminated, listed as aberrant, or whom you refused to hire because they didn’t fit in. Every notable person in this video

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Posted in Decision Making, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship

Making Change Work: Effective #Leadership is looking Inward As Well As Outward

Lessons learned from Mark Sanborn, Michael McKinney and John Baldoni. Very few change initiatives actually succeed. A woefully heart wrenching thought considering organizations embrace some form of change on a daily basis. The change in and of itself is, forgive

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7 Ways To Get Out Of Your Way and Stop Your Procrastinating Right Now

By Jim Woods Follow Jim @leadersmatter Said Denis Waitley, “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid  of the success that they know will result if they know will result if they move ahead now. Because  success

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Six Characteristics of The Most Effective Leaders

“You don’t have to fear your own company being perceived as human. You want it. People don’t trust companies; they trust people.” ― Stan Slap Here are six that apply to anyone hoping to hone his or her leadership acumen

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#Leadership – Max Schireson’s Experience Can Teach Us All A Lesson on What Matters Most

In CEO Magazine there is a poignant story of Max Schireson was resigned recently as CEO of MongoDB to spend more time with his family. Max’s decision is one we should all evaluate. What price hath glory that fades with the

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Posted in Change, Leadership, Work Life Balance