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Apr
11

Focus on What People Can Become

One way to exhibit humility and move away from the trap of self-oriented leadership is to focus on what people can become. This requires shifting away from criticizing how staff […]

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Posted on: April 11, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Apr
03

Three Reasons Why Leaders are Resistant to Change

Leaders, have you changed lately? Are you growing or stagnate? Is your area of responsibility afresh with vision and new thinking or is it “business as usual?” Here’s some good […]

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Posted on: April 3, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Mar
30

The Way of the Humble

Humble leaders take a different approach. They are not so self-absorbed as to think that they don’t need to listen and be open. Their spirits are not critical because they […]

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Posted on: March 30, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Mar
16

Life is Not a Game of Perfect

None of us will ever reach perfection. We get so caught up in our own or other people’s expectations and we think we have to hit it perfect every time. Truth is, we can’t and we won’t.

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Posted on: March 16, 2012 in Culture, Featured, Leadership
Mar
14

Three Pitfalls of Pride

What are the qualities of a prideful leader and why, in most cases, are they difficult to follow? I’d like to suggest three pitfalls: A proud leader is self-focused. Writer […]

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Posted on: March 14, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Mar
08

Can a Humble Leader be Effective?

Humility requires leaders to shed all their prejudices and biases. Humility requires you as a leader to examine who you are and what you have become. Humility requires a completely […]

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Posted on: March 8, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Feb
28

6 Ways To Know if You are a Control Freak

Overcontrol diminishes trust. Control-freak leaders have a hard time building truly great teams. Their lack of trust in subordinates hamstrings creativity and superior performance. If you think you over control, […]

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Posted on: February 28, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Feb
24

The Sweet Rewards of Humility

Humility is costly, but there are incredible and often surprising rewards for leaders who recognize their own personal strengths and limitations while seeing and encouraging the greatness in others. Sometimes […]

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Posted on: February 24, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Feb
21

4 Ways to Motivate People to Achieve Their Potential

In my last post I wrote about Gary. He was an example of a dedicated employee who had a tremendous Growth Achievement Potential (GAP). He was a mail room person […]

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Posted on: February 21, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Feb
17

Elevating Your Employee’s Growth Potential

Over the years I’ve found that discovering and supporting an employee’s Growth Achievement Potential (GAP) does so much more for morale than money—and much more leveling the playing field. Gary […]

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Posted on: February 17, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
 

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