Entries from December 2009

The Problem with Fans (and what leaders can learn from Taj Mahal)

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Why are fans so dangerous for leaders? What is the key act of leadership (regardless of your title or position?)

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What’s the problem with a quick-fix?

December 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Quick-fixes are appealing. Who wouldn’t want their problem to go away quickly? But, the problem with quick-fixes is that they only address the symptoms not the source of the problems. So, the impact of a quick-fix is very, very, short-lived. And once the effects wear off, the problem returns, bigger and badder than before. Related […]

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How to start a powerful conversation

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

What should you focus on to make your conversations more powerful?

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Leadership & the Winter Solstice

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Every career and project has its winter solstice times – when there’s more darkness than light. What can you do when things are dark and uncertain?

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The Biggest Communication Mistake

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Correct this one communication mistake – and everything you say, write, present will be better.

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The Four Right Efforts

December 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It takes effort to improve yourself, your team, your relationships etc. But what kind of effort? There are four types of right effort that matter most . . .

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