Category Archives: Think Tank

Take the Scenic Route to Leadership

By advancing to leadership too quickly, many young professionals are missing out on defining experiences along the way. There is no substitute for time in grade. Learning to lead is an evolutionary process, and sometimes a journey along the scenic route is actually the most efficient path to becoming a sustainable leader. Now that organizations…
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Leadership Legacy is Overrated

When leaders arrive at the conclusion that it’s time to exit an organization, their attention often turns to determining what kind of legacy they want to leave behind. After years of service, progress, and commitment, it can be hard to stomach the notion of being forgotten. So the task becomes, how to sprinkle reminders throughout…
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Lead at Home as You Lead at Work

Lately, I’ve been thinking about why some prominent leaders appear to have trouble leading their own families. What would prevent a dynamic business leader who inspires loyalty and productivity from a diverse workforce from achieving the similar results at home?  Too often, I encounter men and women who are at the absolute pinnacle of their…
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Say You’re Sorry

Don’t hesitate to say, “I’m sorry.”  An apology can be one of the most profound, inspiring, and galvanizing acts a leader can do. Marshall Goldsmith, the noted executive coach, would also add “magical” “restorative” and “healing” to the list of properties.  By apologizing for an outright mistake, or even just an unintended consequence, a leader…
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