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Avoiding the Rigor Mortis of Leadership

March 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

It is a sure sign of dead leadership when the leader becomes inflexible, unresponsive to input, stuck in rigid positions and is exacting as to how things are to be done. Do you remember the scene in Washington, D. C. on a cold January day in 2009, when Barack Obama stepped spritely to the podium [...]

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The Combine of Leadership Skills

January 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

Despite complicated theories to learn and innumerable tactics to follow, successful leadership comes down to few simple principles. The NFL Combine has become a big deal for the teams of the National Football League and for college players who hope to “play on Sunday.” Representatives from all the teams and the top college players gather [...]

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If You Want to Know the Cost of Inconsistent Leadership Just Ask President Obama

January 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Trust is the petri dish for success, but inconsistency is a virus that can infect and immobilize leadership. As 2013 wound down, President Obama was pressing to conclude a troop-withdrawal agreement with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. The agreement – a pact that took over a year to negotiate – had actually been sought by [...]

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