Leadership Wisdom Based on Experience

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Leaders can learn from the experiences of others.  We can learn from both good and bad experiences.  And we know hindsight is enlightening if we pay attention.  Read this to learn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs. For 10 years, Adam Bryant wrote a column every Sunday for the New York Times where he interviewed CEOs and/or senior leaders.  Now David Gelles …

Leaders Need To Remember: Positive Feedback Is Free!

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Do you want to help people feel motivated?  What motivates you?  Taking the time to express authentic appreciation and gratitude might be the answer.  NOTE:  If you missed my recent article in Training posted on LinkedIn, you can read it by clicking here.  Thanks for reading.   Are resources tight?  Do you wish you had more incentives to distribute?  Are your employees …

Is Your Company Ready For The Leadership Shortage? Please Read This

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Thanks to Bob Dylan’s song, it is as true now as in the 1960s, “The Times They Are A Changin’.”  The question is:  What is your organization doing to prepare for these changes?  How are you preparing for the leadership shortage?  Do you realize the severity of the current leadership crisis in America? The Times They Are A Changin’ No …

Are you a good neighbor?

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Leaders build community and communities consist of neighbors.  What does it mean to be a good neighbor?  Why is it important to be a good neighbor where you live and in the workplace?  Read this post to find out.   Last week I saw the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister Rogers.  The timing of this film could not …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …

What To Learn From Starbucks

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We living and working in uncertain times and for leaders, the answers are NOT in the back of the book.  We can learn from situations handled well and not so well.  What can we learn from how Starbucks has handled recent challenges?   On May 29th, 2918, Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores for diversity training.  Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman (at …

Be Aware of Your Influence

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Leaders are people in the position to influence others.  But what kind of influence are you having on others?  This post reminds us to beware and be aware of your influence. As I was doing research for my book Leading With Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, I concluded that my definition for leader was this: A leader is a person in …

An Example of Grit, Integrity, and Character

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I have blogged about grit, integrity, and character.  This post combines it all in a great example.  In the current times, I think it is important to look for role models who reflect these qualities and we can’t have too many examples to guide our way.  In some of my previous blog posts, I have shared my thoughts on the …