Year: 2007

I’ve recently come to realize it’s hip to be square. I decided this some months ago when I was helping present a powerful workshop to a corporate group, and one participant – let’s call him Joe – almost missed the boat. Joe is young and bright, and ba…

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A colleague from the UK asks, how do you deal with a culture of fear?If an organization has a “culture of fear” it’s because of the leadership. They are using the blunt instrument of fear because they lack the ability to lead with better tools (inspira…

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The Presidential Leadership Project – Blogging for President is a post by Jim Kouzes discussing his research (with Barry Posner) about what people say (or claim) they want in a leader.As Kouzes puts it:For people to follow someone willingly, the majori…

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A client, Nick, called me to discuss his bad day at work. By “bad day” he meant that he didn’t have the day he intended to have. As you’ll see, it was quite something.Nick’s a Director at a large firm – he’s been there less than a year. Monday is Ni…

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This is an amazing bit of research – not so much for what it says, but for what it implies.Consider this:It may stun you, if you are a manager, to learn what power you hold. Your behavior as a manager dramatically shapes your employees’ inner work li…

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I’ve been interviewing experts, asking them “What is leadership?” I’m not getting one answer.One business school professor who studies and teaches leadership almost exclusively said “taking initiative.” I shared that with a lifelong leadership coach …

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