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Why We Lie On Our Résumés

“Yahoo hired him for what he’s done in the past five, ten years.  It doesn’t really matter for someone at this point in his career what he did at twenty-two.  He may have felt at some point in his career … Continue reading

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Act Swiftly On Performance Problems

Procrastination is the enemy of the leader…. When I was ten-years-old, I became a paperboy. Six days a week – all year long – my responsibility was to get people their papers at the same general time each day and, … Continue reading

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Why Leaders Owe Greg Smith A Debt Of Gratitude

  There is something in the pang of change. More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. Euripides Just one day after Goldman Sachs’ employee, Greg Smith, quit his job last week, more than three million people had read … Continue reading

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Digital Pats On The Back Can’t Replace Authentic Recognition

A recent CNN Money article titled, “A digital pat on the back from the boss: What’s it worth? “ is a great reminder that organizations across America continue to lead from their heads without fully consulting their hearts. Let’s start … Continue reading

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The Right Mindset For Leadership Excellence

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”.                                                           … Continue reading

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What The Golden Globes Teaches Us About Employee Recognition

After watching the Golden Globes on TV last Sunday, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about it.  Apparently, my subconscious believed the show should be the subject of a blog post and found a way of … Continue reading

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Build A Resource Of Great Ideas

When I’m choosing the next book to read, I typically gravitate to non-fiction.  I’m super motivated to learn new information and always am excited when I come across insights that can improve my life in some way. My problem has … Continue reading

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Handwritten Notes Drive Uncommon Performance

On my most recent birthday, I got a call from a former employee, Lucas. Now a very successful bank manager, Lucas was a brand-new teller when I first met him fifteen years ago in my role as Regional Manager.  After … Continue reading

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Four Things Leaders Must Do In January To Ensure A Hugely Successful Year

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”  ~ Plato Leaders beware:  the first week of January is a tough time for a lot of people at work. Your employees are returning to their jobs with fond memories of … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Effort If You Want To Inspire Persistence

This post is my apology to a former and great employee of mine whom I now realize I led very poorly – all the while she worked feverishly to complete an important project for me. What makes me feel especially … Continue reading

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