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Practice the Fundamentals

I was once asked: What’s the biggest insight you’ve had throughout your career regarding leadership? Wow!…

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Facilitate Engagement

In my book, Chess Not Checkers, I wrote about the most misunderstood and overlooked facet of…

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Can I Trust You?

People do not follow leaders they do not trust. If you and I are trustworthy, we’ve…

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Scale Your Impact

Our leadership is a composite of many factors: our background, our experiences, our skills, our character,…

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Creating A Culture of Accountability

How do you hold people accountable? This is a question I’ve been asked many times over…

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No Shortcut to Wisdom

We live in a world that loves speed – our computers, our microwaves, our cars, texting…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

One of my favorite quotes from Andy Andrews is “Don’t believe everything you think.” As…

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Start with the Heart

Every journey has a beginning. Although many of you have been on your leadership march for…

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The Invisible Force Behind Amazing Teams

For years, I attempted to learn what separated great teams from the not-so-good ones. All good…