Being a Clean and Consistent Leader

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Clarify Who Makes the Decision LEADERS ARE OFTEN conflicted. On one hand they want to engage their people in discussions in order to gain good ideas and buy-in, and on the other leaders want to make the final decision because they have a clear idea how something should be done. What leaders really need to […]

Why Structure is So Important to Leadership

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Have the right behaviors, but also the right structure. INOVATION IS THE CORNERSTONE for surviving and thriving in today’s world of V.U.C.A, Volitivity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; or what I describe in a white paper of the same name, The New Normal 2.0. To not be aware of nor respond to the seismic changes in our […]

Simple Ways to Improve Productivity

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Manage the Small Stuff, Like Email, for Big Returns THE AVERAGE WORKER SENDS AND RECEIVES 200+ email messages a day, interrupting phone calls, focused work time and personal conversations. And the sad thing is, we let it happen. Email interruptions can suck out up to 28 percent of our day, creating a $650 billion drag […]

Why the world needs intuition

I’d like you all to imagine you’re an engineer, working on a NASA project, to launch a shuttle into space.  Due to weather and other issues, the launch has been postponed 8 times, each costing NASA millions of dollars. The pressure is mounting to get this bird off the ground.  The date is January 28th, […]

Authentic Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Dean Newlund

This conversation with Dean Newlund covers leadership insights based on his years of experience as a leadership expert and trainer for large organizations. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 25-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. He has developed and facilitated hundreds of training programs for small to large […]

Developing Your Leadership Brand

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In our attention deficit world, how does one get noticed?  Develop a leadership brand. You can no longer rely on your hard work and great results to get you promoted.  A client of mine worked his whole life getting all the degrees and certifications he could. He got on all the right committees and demonstrated […]

12 Things Even the Best Leaders Can Forget

John Rampton – Success.com  December 31, 2015 Leaders have a lot to do, so sometimes they forget things—important, big-picture things. Leaders might seem superhuman at times. They aren’t. They’re mortals, just like anyone else. And with a lot on their plates, caught up in the details of their role, they can forget to do things—big-picture […]

The New Normal 2.0: Leaders and Organizations can Thrive

Resources for Leaders in the New Normal 2.0

Many organizations will discover too late that survival mode is no longer adequate. A shift has occurred, requiring leaders to exercise more than situational awareness used to identify immediate short-term financial trends. Leaders in the New Normal 2.0 must open their eyes to emerging, even sometimes barely detectable, long-term shifts in the societal and global […]

The Narcissistic Team

Team Engagement

For reasons that include fear for our own well being, companies that measure and reward individual instead of team results, a new generation of employees who feel more entitled than their older peers, and a US culture that reveres individual success, it appears we’ve entered the age of narcissism. Let’s face it, some amount of […]

Leadership Lessons from Abroad

Leadership Lessons from Abroad

As I boarded the first of three flights from Atlanta to Bangkok my only thought was how I was going to best serve my client.  Traveling internationally had become routine.  Little did I know that the teacher would become the student and I would be served up lessons I could never have seen coming. Twenty […]