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Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership, I Learned… When My Kids Entered Kindergarten

Move over, military.  There’s a new leadership development setting in town! For most of the twentieth century, leaders grew up primarily through their military experiences, developing the models, approaches, and skills that would eventually extend to the workplace. But, as enlistment in the armed forces has systematically dropped, potential leaders have had to find other…

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Rediscover Your Natural Ability to Connect

Today’s guest blog post is written by my friend,  Sonia Di Maulo and celebrates the launch of the hard-copy edition of her book, The Apple in the Orchard: A story about finding the courage to emerge. The story provides a vision for the new world of work and was endorsed by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager®…

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Shining a Light on Focus

Last week’s blog post addressed focus and how most of us have been brainwashed about what it is and how it works. I shared my view that what 90% of the population considers to be focus is actually a huge threat to long-term progress, results, and success. And I suggested the possibility that there’s another…

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Updating the Definition of Career Development

Few will argue that career development is important, a challenge for most managers, and a high stakes game in organizations today. Where the argument begins is around what career development actually is. Too frequently, form trumps function.  Literally.  For many managers, career development is all about the form, checkboxes, and deadlines. Now, don’t get us…

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