An Unexpected Conclusion + Women in Leadership

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Podcast: DownloadAlong with Kevin’s fine tunes, this episode includes a personal essay that unearths an unexpected conclusion. I won’t include a spoiler here so you can see for yourself how it evolved. That is followed by some important points on women in leadership. Women in leadership positions seem to naturally manage some aspects of their […]

Redesigning Leadership

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Podcast: Downloadaeda, John with Becky Bermot. Redesigning Leadership. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011. …courage is a noble form of stupidity that aids getting impossible things done. Being prepared isn’t a matter of how much you practice. It’s about knowing that even if you fail, you won’t give up. Doing right matters more than being right. […]

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

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Podcast: Downloadorris, Tom. If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. New York: Doubleday, 2006. The greatest teachers are always masters of their subjects who lead, train, guide, and inspire their student apprentices to their own forms of excellence. They never just pass on information. The master is a […]

Greatest Leadership Principles

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Podcast: Downloadockell, Leslie and Adrienne Avila. The 100 Greatest Leadership Principles of all Time. New York: Warner Business Books, 2007. Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline. A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. – Leroy […]

If You Only Learn One Leadership Lesson, This Is A Very Good Choice

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Podcast: Downloadalciccioli, Greg. The Enemies of Excellence: 7 Reasons Why We Sabotage Success. Crossroad: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2011. Few people consider how to sustain their success because they’re too busy trying to achieve it. Most leaders want to be the best people they can be and to lead with excellence. They want to thrive, […]

Naturally Selected

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Podcast: Downloadan Vugt, Mark, and Anjana Ahuja. Naturally Selected: Why Some People Lead, Why Others Follow, and Why It Matters. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2011. If you’re concerned about the amount of time your underlings spend around the water cooler – don’t be. Gossip is an entirely natural and frankly ineradicable method of winkling […]

Creating Magic

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Podcast: Downloadockerell, Lee. Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies From a Life at Disney. New York: Doubleday, 2008. Each of the fifty-nine thousand Cast Members is trained to treat each and every Guest with the utmost care and respect. And they do this consistently because they are treated exactly the same way by the […]

Nothing Personal — It’s Just Business

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Podcast: DownloadThanks for giving me a few minutes to share a couple of thoughts about leadership and taking care of business. I found an interesting book that has some ideas worth consideration. In Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, produced by the Arbinger Institute and published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in 2002, I discovered […]