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August, 2013


What Leaders Won’t Do

Many leaders spend many late nights in the office, sacrifice their own resources, etc. all to increase the likelihood of success.  Sometimes this comes at the expense of people’s health, their families, and their sanity. But, Patrick Lencioni from Table Group notes in “What Leaders Won’t Do” <>, while many leaders make great sacrifices to increase the likelihood of success, […]

Dealing with Team Members Who Are ‘Off-Track’

Most of us have experienced team members taking the discussion at a meeting off-track.  It could be to a topic not on the team leader’s agenda, either the written one or the one in only the lead’s head.  Or, it could be to an aspect of a topic on the agenda that has already been addressed, etc. The […]

Quote of the Week

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by choice.”                                                – Author Unknown Do you hold resentments from your past? Do you tend to blame others for positions that you […]

Becoming a Better Judge of People

It’s hard to be a good judge of people.  Because it’s hard we often, almost exclusively, depend on extrinsic markers academic scores, results in previous jobs, job titles, salary, etc.  We can also add extrinsic measures from social media – how many friends of Facebook, followers on Twitter, or who we know in common on […]

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

From the desks of Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman comes an article sharing the importance of like-ability in a leader.  Zenger is CEO and Folkman is President at Zenger – Folkman, a consultancy focusing on strength based leadership development located in Orem, Utah. Zenger – Folkman has one of the largest known databases of data […]