Tag Archives: Leadership

Armchair Critics

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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Tweet Through the years of leading people experience has taught me that there will always be armchair critics, the only question is how I will respond to them. While I welcome constructive feedback and critical thinking from those who share my values, I have no time at all for the armchair critic. Armchair critics are […]

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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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Affirmation Addicts

Affirmation Addicts

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tweet Over breakfast recently I was discussing the journey of leadership with a new friend when he described himself as a “Recovering Affirmation Addict”. Just quietly, so am I. Reflecting on my own past as a world-class people pleaser, it was clear to both of us that we had not become truly effective as leaders […]

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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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The L-Myth

The L-Myth

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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Tweet In his bestselling book “The E-Myth” Michael Gerber attacks some common misconceptions around what it means to be an entrepreneur. He debunks why people become entrepreneurs, what a business really is, and helps explain why so many people struggle with their small business that was supposed to give them “freedom”. I believe there’s an […]

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Have You Capped Your Potential?

Have You Capped Your Potential?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by .

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Tweet There’s an unusual looking building I often walk past in New York at 11 Madison Avenue. Today it is home to Credit Suisse’s World Headquarters. Back in 1909 the Met Life Tower on the site was the tallest building in the world. In the decades that followed, the enormous base of what was to […]

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Leadership Dashboard

Leadership Dashboard

Posted on 27. Jan, 2011 by .

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Tweet When you’re learning to drive a car the dashboard can seem so complicated. I remember how scary it felt to drag my eyes away from the road for a fleeting moment to glance down at the dashboard. For fear of speeding fines I would try to remember to check my speed occasionally, but that […]

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