Posts Tagged: Control

Everyone loves a good story.

Book Review Lessons From the Top: How Successful Leaders Tell Stories to Get Ahead - and Stay There Gavin Esler; 2012   Everyone loves a good story! A leader’s journey is so much more than a collection of experiences or a series of events. It is part of a much ...

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Is it enough to be inspiring?

I still remember reading Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Young when it was first released.[1] I was very impressed by their commitment to a set of values that focused not ...

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Overcoming the obstacles of interruption and speed

Whether or not it is true that the number of interruptions is relative to the number of people you lead or the size of the organization, interruptions get in the way of productivity. In 2006, Dr. André Martin conducted research on a sample of 800 leaders.[1] ...

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“I just don’t have time!”

How many times have we heard people say this, or said it ourselves? In 2006, Dr. André Martin for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) analyzed global trends to paint a picture of the challenges and needs facing organizations as they seek to develop leaders who will guide them through ...

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The invisible marketplace

When was the last time you stopped to think before making a decision? I mean really stopped to think?   Some of us are not very good at it.  We’re always in a hurry, running from one meeting to another; trying to grab a moment here and there to ...

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Periods of isolation for a leader can be debilitating or life transforming

For children growing up in America during the 1960’s and 70’s, “Gilligan”, “Skipper”, the “Howell’s”, “Ginger, the movie star”, “The Professor” and “Mary Ann”, were household names as key characters in CBS’ hit Television series, Gilligan’s Island.[i]  It’s 98 episodes focused around the plot of finding ...

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If you want to lead, you’ve got to read

Recently, I was in a meeting with a CEO who expressed concern that he no longer had time to read.  “I’ve read more books on leadership than most, and they all say the same thing.”  We entered into a healthy discussion about this topic, and ...

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How do you respond to organizational decline from the inside?

One issue that has emerged rather frequently in recent years—perhaps brought about by the fallout of the global financial crisis—is that of dealing with organizational decline from the inside. Growing frustration with the lack of accountability and poor performance by leaders has led to a significant ...

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