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What should I read? Leadership books I recommend: New Videos

Here are a few books I think every leader should read. I start off with character books that will really make you think. Don Miguel Ruiz’ book the Four Agreements is an excellent start Get your copy here: The Four

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Is Leadership Different than Management

Yes it is. Simply put they are very different. Management theory suggests that there are four core skills needed to be successful. Plan Organize Lead Control the reality of this list is that 1, 2, and 4 are skills that

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What leadership style do I need?

What leadership style should you choose? Wrong question! What character traits and skills do you need to succeed as a leader? Right question!   Check out this video  

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How Do I Motivate My Team

Here is another of our short videos answering commonly asked leadership questions. This one is critical. In an age when only 1/3 of american workers are engaged (according to Gallop research) the ability to motivate takes on a whole new

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Are Leaders Born or Made? Really! That question again….

Number one question received on Developing Leaders website? Are leaders born or made? Answer Yes :) Some people are born with traits that enable them to lead naturally and do so with ease. Most of us have the ability to

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Are you a Creature of Habit?

I was reading an article from Fast Company this morning and loved it. The article written by John Hunt relates to a book he write called The Art of the Idea. I loved the article  primarily because I like exercising

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How can I discover my Passion

A while back I wrote about what I consider the core of leadership, passion. Recently Change This shared a manifesto on passion by Dr Mani Sivasubramanian. As I read the manifesto I could not help but be reminded of why I believed

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Trust Takes Time

Trust takes time   I received a question a while back from a reader who asked…   One of the biggest challenges I see in my work environment is a lack of trust among the leadership team.  We expect our staff

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What Does a Leader look like? Decisive

Decisive Can you actually see “decisive” Ron? Yes in a manner of speaking. To be correct decisive is not a behavior, it is a series of behaviors. Decisiveness involves all the same elements of confidence and at the same time

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What Does a Leader look like?

  Wouldn’t it be nice if every leader had some unmistakeable label, sign or other outward appearance that allowed us to recognize them at first sight? it would certainly save some time. after all we could get right to the

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