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One Word… Collaboration

Often, a single word or concept can make a huge difference for leaders and their organizations.…

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New Hire Orientation

Horst Schultze, the former president of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, said, ”The most important time in…

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Create Clarity

High Performance Organizations do things lesser performing organizations don’t – they create clarity on what’s important…

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Develop More Leaders

What does it take to build a leadership culture? What I discovered when I wrote my…

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Harness The Power of a Start-up… Even if You Aren’t in Start-up Mode

Have you ever been part of a start-up? Do you know people who have? What can…

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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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Leading Across Generations

I had the privilege of spending a day with Tammy Erickson. Tammy has been recognized as…

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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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Don’t Change That!

I believe that leaders must create change. If you and I can’t create positive change, we…

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Leading People Who are Different

How do you lead a team with vastly different personalities? I once received this question after…

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Act As One

High Performance Organizations must strive to Act as One. To Act as One is a simple…