You want to be right. Right?

February 28, 2014
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Yesterday I got into an argument with a colleague on a subject I know more about than he. At least that’s what I was thinking. I honestly can’t recall how it started, but somehow the conversation twisted into my area of expertise. He was dissecting the field that I have worked in for years and […]

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The P word: Politics and Leadership

July 31, 2012

The higher up you coach in an organization, the more politics is a true issue. It’s a base to cover with leaders that turns out to be somewhat of a taboo for some. I have even had people tell me “there are no politics” in their organization. Well, that’s just not so. And “politics” is […]

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Social Media: The great amplifier.

April 10, 2012

As many of you know already, I am a huge Social Media enthusiast. More and more I find myself talking about it privately, speaking publicly and sharing what I have learned with more and more others. I truly enjoy tweeting, blogging, participating actively on LinkedIN and Facebook, and nowadays, yes, also pinning! Google+ has been […]

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Is Patience a Leadership Virtue?

November 13, 2011

  I am reposting this here with permission from my friend Karin Zastrow. Karin is the author of Direct Leadership and we love to bounce ideas around. This time, we will be doing so in front of you, the readers of this blog, as I intend to write a companion post in the next couple […]

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Are you easy to work with?

September 29, 2011

Have you ever realized that some people just get help from everyone? Colleagues want to work with them and collaborate in any way possible. Their work becomes better and naturally creative as more and more people include them. They learn fast and become resourceful as they find themselves involved in different projects. So, how do […]

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Saying Yes.

May 11, 2011

For the past few weeks I have been experiencing a theme in my conversations. Funny how that happens. Just the lesson I need to learn, too! So, here I am paying attention to this thread and thinking: “Yes, I want to explore that!” It’s about the act of saying yes. It sounds simple enough. And […]

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The Quest to be Liked.

March 1, 2011

Whether we admit it or not, even to ourselves, we all like to be liked! It’s in our nature. We thrive on it. We do things to make sure we add to the possibility of being liked. We snub the concept, but we react  badly when we feel criticized or unappreciated. I know a few […]

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