Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leader or Liar?

We choose every day. Consciously or not, we make it nonetheless. Are we a leader or a liar?
Here is the challenge – we know our intentions, but simply look at our behavior and performance filtered through their lens of perception. Did we do what we said we would do? We may see ourselves as a leader, but to others we are simply lying to them or ourselves.
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Recover From Screw Up’s

Mistakes happen. The lawyers are paid to tell you the answer that will protect your legal interests, just like your CPA is paid to tell you the answer that will protect your tax interests. You, on the other hand, are responsible for making the best leadership decision. Continue reading

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Stupid Has Its Own Momentum

We have all seen and/or participated in an experience similar to my purchase of an Arabian horse. More important, we have witnessed the result of a well-intentioned idea gone bad in the communities and organizations we serve. Stupid – once in play – can take on a life of its own. Continue reading

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What the 2010 Mid-Term Elections Mean for Leaders

I posted a link to a survey on my Facebook and Twitter pages on the day following the election. In the days that followed, a small group of people responded to five questions about what motivated their vote and what they believe it means. Continue reading

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Are You Vulnerable for an Employee Exodus?

Your best employees are contemplating quitting. Some of them already have.
Increased turnover always occurs after a recession. Pent up demand for new talent combines with pent up desire for something better, and the people with the best skills – your star employees – start listening to the offers for more money and opportunity.

Are you vulnerable? Chances are the answer is yes if you are guilty of any of the following:
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