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Empathy and Self-Control in Leadership

When many organizations look for new, high-level leaders, they tend to focus mainly on technical competency. This tendency is understandable since technical competency is an important factor of success and is also relatively easy to detect. However, in terms of leadership, more is needed. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Having a highly effective set of technical skills but […]

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Being Influenced and Leveraging Influence

This is a great article about the importance of one’s environment when recognizing creativity. We don’t often give enough credit to the influence that environments and other people have on our personalities. Yes, there are exceptionally creative people, but that creativity probably didn’t develop in a vacuum. This article is part of the THNK VIEWS series. […]

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

When I graduated from High School I had grand visions of what I thought my life was going to be. I was going to go to college, make lots of money, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, that was the extent of my planning process. I started college in my hometown, squandered a good deal […]

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Smart Goals

I have done quite a bit of seminars and small groups in personal goal setting and change management. As a result, I put together a brief PDF of the basics of goal setting. Click the link below to access it. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.   SMART_Goals Scott […]

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What To Do After A Big Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes. I’ve made them, you’ve made them, and we’ll both make more before it’s over. But a really big blunder at work can be difficult to recover from. Especially if your coworkers won’t let it go. Fast Company has some suggestion on how to recover after the smoke clears. Source: How Do I […]

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Marketing Strategy – The Business Case for Rebranding: Nine Essential Elements : MarketingProfs Article

Brands don’t survive without some care and feeding. Even with the proper care, sometimes they need to be freshened up or rebuilt altogether. The trick is knowing what to do and when. This article gives 9 essential elements to think about when considering rebranding.   Source: Marketing Strategy – The Business Case for Rebranding: Nine […]

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4 Tips for Training Your Employees to Think Like a CEO

Build a shared vision, recognize performance, listen to employee feedback, and value your company culture…all classically proven, great ideas! It’s all about a shared company vision that pulls in every employee, top to bottom. Source: 4 Tips for Training Your Employees to Think Like a CEO Scott Wilson Scott Wilson is the Director of Communications […]

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Culture Meets Strategy

Peter Drucker famously once said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The point he was making was that culture is probably one of the most important ingredients of success and that strategy alone won’t cut it. I agree with the concept, although maybe not as strongly at Peter Drucker’s statement implies. Both culture and strategy are […]

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Leaders Inspire Shared Purpose

Former 4-star General Stanley McChrystal gave this Ted Talk back in 2011 but it is still relevant today. In fact, it may be even more relevant. In today’s organizations you will usually find multi-generational teams. Millennials, Gen-X’ers, and Baby-Boomers share positions in the same company. With all these different kinds of people, how do you […]

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7 Bad Habits You Should Drop Right Now

We talk a lot about habits and the need to establish good ones. Unfortunately, a habit is a habit, both good and bad. John Meyer from Lemonly wrote a good post about 7 bad habits that are likely holding you back. Here’s his list. BAD HABITS ARE…WELL…BAD Touching emails more than once Meeting just to meet […]

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