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When You Care, You Change the World

In his book, Leadership in my Rearview Mirror – Reflections from Vietnam, West Point and IBM, Jack Beach speaks about the importance that great leaders place on fostering a culture of caring within their organizations. He writes: “Leadership involves groups … Continue reading

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Wisdom of John Wooden for Great Leaders

John Wooden’s life continues to be a magnificent inspiration to great leaders. May each of us pause a few brief moments to reflect on his words that we may find in them a gift, a learning – one that will … Continue reading

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Be-Know-Do Model of Leadership

In his blog post, Be-Know-Do, The Army’s Leadership Model, BG Allen shares the U. S. Army’s simple, but profound, leadership model, Be-Know-Do. BE – this is all about your character as a leader and is foundational to your ability to lead.  It gives you the courage … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Humility

“Sometime, if we are really lucky,” writes Erica Brown, “someone will put an arm around us and remind us how unimportant we are.” Humility is one of the beautiful pillars of great leadership that provides the foundation for extraordinary being, a being that is … Continue reading

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The Joy and Wisdom of Seeking First to Understand

Simple stories sometimes capture the joy of profound truth and inspiration.  A friend recently shared a story about the deep wisdom of Stephen Covey‘s teaching: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: The Position Myth

One of the great myths about leadership is a belief that one must be at the top if one is to be considered a leader. The limiting impact of this belief is that it John Maxwell in The 21 Irrefutable … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: The Character of Leaders

Recently a friend and I were discussing leadership, both professional and personal, and the apparent lack thereof in the current economic environment.  He is a brilliant man, a Ph.D. in Finance and International Business.   As we concluded our conversation, with a … Continue reading

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