Tag Archives: Culture

Dealing With Entitlement

Dealing With Entitlement

Posted on 26. Sep, 2013 by .

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Tweet An attitude of entitlement is the poison ivy of team cultures. It looks innocuous enough and nothing much happens when you first come in contact with it, but later its poison burns you and spreads until you’re itching and can think of nothing else. I travel fairly regularly and my kids started to get […]

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Are You Punishing Loyalty?

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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Tweet Maybe you’ve had an experience like this? I called my cable television provider a few weeks ago because I’d seen them advertising some special deals for the holidays. I’ve been with them for a few years, and their hold message repeatedly claims that I’m a “valued customer”. Well it turns out that their advertised […]

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The Most Crowded Marketplace Of All

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

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Tweet I have always pursued the ideal that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. As I’ve worked with leaders around the world, I have discovered that mindset is not only a more satisfying way to live but it’s also a hallmark of those who rise above their competition. The most crowded marketplace […]

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Work Horses And Show Ponies

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .

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Tweet I’ve come to realize that being gifted and being productive aren’t always the same thing. Every leader makes a largely unconscious choice to encourage either show ponies or work horses in their leadership stable. Show ponies remind me of those team members that are gifted to the eyeballs, look the part and parade around […]

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Three Potent Words

Three Potent Words

Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tweet Three words in Rudy Giuliani’s book titled “Leadership” had a lasting impact on my life. In it he explained the essence of his philosophy on leadership as he reflected on leading New York City as its Mayor through both triumph and tragedy, including the attacks on the World Trade Center. On his desk throughout […]

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The Inner Circle Test

The Inner Circle Test

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

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Tweet Real leaders surround themselves with people who challenge them, not people who worship them. You can tell a lot about a leader by the sort of people they surround themselves with. Often the conversations on this subject focus on the calibre of those you have in your inner circle, and I agree with that […]

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Everyone Leading

Everyone Leading

Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by .

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Tweet Truly great teams are places where everyone leads. While most organisations are content to build leadership structures, the best companies instead build leadership cultures. Leadership is more than a title, a job description, a corner office or place on the org chart. Leadership is as much about how we carry ourselves, and how we […]

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