People “Listen” to What You Do!

Leading by example is a popular term in the conversation about effective leadership. However, what does it really mean? All leadersindependent of their “address” within the hierarchy actually do lead by example. Leading by example is a default position simply for the fact that people “listen” to the leader’s actions far more than they listen to the words. By…

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Attitude is Everything!

I would even say attitude is everything and then some… It is so fundamental! I wrote this article originally several years ago and it has only increased in its importance and actuality. At one time in the past, I read a little Native American story related to attitude which can serve as the starting point. Here…

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Authority and Power

A frequently asked question from my clients is: “How can I get people to honestly contribute to my project, although they do not report to me?” There is a sense of feeling powerless due to perceived lack of formal authority to demand action. Have you ever been in that situation? Actually, this scenario leads initially to more…

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The Employee Loyalty Conundrum

Employee engagement is the key to high performance

We played a round of golf on a recent weekend: two business owners, the executive of a mid-sized company, and myself. At one point in the round, the conversation turned toward finding and keeping good employees, and the natural offshoot of that topic: lack of employee loyalty. The arguments circled around “young people don’t want…

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Leading in a Multi-Generational Environment

More insights on leading a multi-generational workforce as it is the first time in the history of humanity to have four distinct generations in the work place. It’s complicated… somewhat, at least. We face a challenge that is new to everybody: a truly multigenerational workplace. How should we operate in such an environment? How can I…

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