Month: May 2009

One of the habits of effective leaders is Sharing Credit. By the end of today’s program, I came to the realization that Credit has a lot more to it than recognition — it has an added element of trust, including trust for the future. When we say that a…

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Part of our Habits of Leadership series, we look at sharing (or hogging) credit, how to do it well, and how to tell if you could do it better. Why is this important? What does it tell followers? Guests include Larry Fehd of Human Performance Strategies…

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If I ever needed an example of the infamous “knowing-doing gap” — the gap between knowing what to do, and actually doing it — I now have the perfect one.Trainers have long struggled to get their students across this gap. We teach ideas, we even role…

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Is confidence important in a leader? In fact it’s mandatory, says Melissa McFarlane in today’s show. There is no leadership without confidence, since we don’t promote people into positions of leadership — and we don’t follow — people who lack at le…

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Everyone loves a confident leader – yet confidence can be baseless. When is it good for a leader to show confidence, and when is it bad? And how can we tell the difference? Guests include Melissa McFarlane, CEO of Electric Kites Success Coaching (www.e…

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From an interview of Steven Ballmer in the New York Times:Q. If you could teach any b-school course, including one that you create, what would it be?A. Leadership. Microsoft has grown from 30 people to more than 90,000 since I started, so I’ve had th…

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There is an old saying that “well begun is half done” — and our experts agree.Linda Yaffe, a certified executive coach from the Philadelphia area, says that a great way to have a highly productive first hour in one’s workday is to prepare the night be…

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Part of our Habits of Leadership series. What do good leaders do, habitually, at the beginning of every day? What can we learn from their experiences? Guests include Certified Executive Coach and principal of WorkingMatters, Linda Yaffe (www.workingmat…

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My second guest today was Brad Wenneberg. He’s the author of Unleash your Inner Warrior.At the age of 25, Brad was a police officer. His dream from the age of six was to become a cop, yet at 25 he was mired in alcoholism and depression, and one night …

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The word “Leadership” is almost always accompanied by the word “Vision.” In my Leadership Radio show today, I examined this question –What is vision, what does it have to do with leadership, and why should you care?My first guest was Joseph Folkman, …

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Who Cares about Vision? The word “vision” is inevitably used with “leadership” — how important is it really? Guests include Joseph Folkman, Ph.D., president of Zenger Folkman. Joe’s latest book The Inspiring Leaders: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extra…

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What does a leader do habitually at the end of every day? What can I do the end of my day, to make myself a better leader?Randall Bell suggests that a good business leader should document successes and failures every day.You need to document the succes…

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Part of our Habits of Leadership series. What do good leaders do, habitually, at the end of every day? What can we learn from their experiences? Guests include Randall Bell, author of Strategy 360, and John Chappelear (www.changingthefocus.com), author…

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