Career Success

Getting Real About Leadership

Published on October 10, 2014 by

I'm happy to feature a guest post from Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting and author of the book Leaders Open Doors. It's a refreshing book on what makes extraordinary leaders and it's a short read.

 

Originally published at Thin Difference on 5/15/2013.

 Getting Real ...

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Are You Ready to Roar?

Published on August 16, 2014 by

 

 

Are You Ready to Roar?

When we come into this world, our instinct is to be who we naturally are, to know what we want, to communicate our needs and desires and to assume we are worthy of all of them.

We come into this world ready to ...

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Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today

Published on August 9, 2014 by

Alan’s "Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today"

  1. How will I communicate with myself today to fuel my mind, body and spirit? (The truth is, if you master this one thing, you will be living in a rare space.)
  2. How can I offer myself unconditional support, on all levels, to thrive ...
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Stand By Me: What Your Employees Really Need

Published on August 7, 2014 by

One of my all time favorite songs is "Stand By Me." Whether it's the original version by Ben E. King or Bono and Springsteen or others, the heartfelt plea of the song never fails to get to me.

Here's another one: "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. Truer words were ...

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Amazon Pays Unhappy Employees to Leave

Published on April 17, 2014 by

How much money would it take to get you to quit your company and move on to another opportunity? Even if you knew what that number is, I bet your company wouldn't pay it. But two of the best companies in the world would and do; Amazon and Zappos. Why? ...

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Insanity: A New Definition

Published on April 5, 2014 by

You know the classic defintion of insanity:  "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

However, I think Einstein missed something important. I think we do something else that is more "insane" than what he pointed out. In a nutshell:

  • We do something that ...
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Don’t Set Goals For 2014

Published on December 30, 2013 by

A friend and colleague emailed me a few days ago to ask me if I had set my goals for the upcoming New Year. I hadn't yet--and my suggestion for you is to hold off setting any goals for next year for now.

(By the way, if you supervise or ...

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You Love to Give–What About Receiving?

Published on December 24, 2013 by

One of my favorite authors and  speakers is Randy Gage. His post today was about how good we are, not at giving, but at receiving. While others are writing this week about giving, Randy wrote about receiving--and rightfully so.

We are more comfortable with giving than receiving, myself included. And ...

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Listening and Self-Delusion

Published on September 12, 2013 by

I received a group email from a colleague the other day and I couldn't stop laughing. The topic of the email was on communication and this is how he summed up his communications skills:

"I love to hear myself talk. It's nice to have others hear me sometimes, too."  

He ...

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Enlightened Leadership

Published on August 24, 2013 by

A few weeks back I spent a couple of days with a senior leader who wanted to develop his "leadership intelligence." He has produced outstanding results in many ways and he has superb "technical skills,"  but his people skills were suffering. As a result, his relationships were suffering as well. Great leaders produce ...

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