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Strong, confident and effective leaders don’t say things that make them look weak, closed minded and unapproachable.  The following three phrases serve to do just this: (1) Mistakes were made; (2) We’ve always done it this way; and (3) I’m sorry if you were offended.  If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness, you’d do well to refrain from using such phrases and, instead, apply …

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Three (3) Phrases Effective Leaders Don’t Use and the Better Option for Each Phrase

Strong, confident and effective leaders don’t say things that make them look weak, closed minded and unapproachable.  The following three phrases serve to do just this: (1) Mistakes were made; (2) We’ve always done it this way; and (3) I’m sorry if you were offended.  If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness, you’d do well to refrain from using such phrases and, instead, apply …

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Economies of Scale and Economies of Scope: Here is the difference…

As with most of us, I wear many hats and have several roles. In addition to serving as a strategy management consultant, I teach business education courses, and in both roles, I get several questions on various topics from students, corporate executives and business leaders, and recently one of the regular questions came up on a conference call. The question …

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Ethical Leadership: Circumstances, Challenges, and Conflict – 5-Page ExpertSheet for Download – Members Only

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Ethical Leadership: Circumstances, Challenges, and Conflict – 5-Page ExpertSheet for Download – Members Only

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Three (3) Phrases Effective Leaders Don’t Use and the Better Option for Each Phrase

Strong, confident and effective leaders don’t say things that make them look weak, closed minded and unapproachable.  The following three phrases serve to do just this: (1) Mistakes were made; (2) We’ve always done it this way; and (3) I’m sorry if you were offended.  If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness, you’d do well to refrain from using such phrases and, instead, apply …

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way.” Here’s a Better Approach for Leaders – Members Only

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The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Cutlure

Startling language – I know – but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within your organization feel every single day. They bring these feelings in the office with them; they are serving your clients, your patients, your constituents, your students, your customers, your teams, your staff, your faculty, your directors, your leaders, …

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The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance

The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance We build high-performing organizations with high-performing people.  High performers are motivated to deliver for themselves and their companies.  Based on our experiences, this list reflects what the top performers do to motivate themselves.  These techniques lead to personal, professional, and organizational success.  Which techniques do you apply?  Which do need to start doing? …

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What Have You Failed At Lately? If the Answer Is Nothing, Steer Clear…

Successful companies are those that steer clear of leaders who constantly tout about how they have never failed at anything. The question “What Have You Failed At Lately?” is powerful, and it gives us great insight into a leader’s ability and willingness to innovate and adapt accordingly. We want leaders who are comfortable with ambiguity; those who are comfortable with …

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What Have You Failed At Lately? If the Answer Is Nothing, Steer Clear…

Successful companies are those that steer clear of leaders who constantly tout about how they have never failed at anything. The question “What Have You Failed At Lately?” is powerful, and it gives us great insight into a leader’s ability and willingness to innovate and adapt accordingly. We want leaders who are comfortable with ambiguity; those who are comfortable with …

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A Better Way to Determine Position/Job Titles Within Your Organization

Leaders, and especially human capital management (HCM) professionals, are charged with ascertaining not only what the human capital and staffing needs are for current and future success but also what specific titles should correspond with each position.  In accomplishing this task, organizational leaders need to consider the specific role, the value and the outcomes they are seeking from each position …

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way.” Here’s a Better Approach for Leaders – Members Only

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Three (3) Phrases Effective Leaders Don’t Use and the Better Option for Each Phrase

Strong, confident and effective leaders don’t say things that make them look weak, closed minded and unapproachable.  The following three phrases serve to do just this: (1) Mistakes were made; (2) We’ve always done it this way; and (3) I’m sorry if you were offended.  If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness, you’d do well to refrain from using such phrases and, instead, apply …

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No One is Superior! Can We Get Over Ourselves and Become Global and Culturally Competent Leaders? – Subscribers & Members

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The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Cutlure

Startling language – I know – but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within your organization feel every single day. They bring these feelings in the office with them; they are serving your clients, your patients, your constituents, your students, your customers, your teams, your staff, your faculty, your directors, your leaders, …

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Leadership in the C-Suite: Management Consultants Who Improve Processes Trump Those Who Solve Problems

An excellent problem solver may actually end up creating deeper organizational rifts and systemic financial, structural or human capital problems if he is prone to knee-jerk reactions and has an inclination to find quick-fix solutions and short cuts aimed at saving time or elevating his profile. When seeking to improve management and organizational processes, it is imperative that we distinguish …

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Economies of Scale and Economies of Scope: Here is the difference…

As with most of us, I wear many hats and have several roles. In addition to serving as a strategy management consultant, I teach business education courses, and in both roles, I get several questions on various topics from students, corporate executives and business leaders, and recently one of the regular questions came up on a conference call. The question …

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Three (3) Phrases Effective Leaders Don’t Use and the Better Option for Each Phrase

Strong, confident and effective leaders don’t say things that make them look weak, closed minded and unapproachable.  The following three phrases serve to do just this: (1) Mistakes were made; (2) We’ve always done it this way; and (3) I’m sorry if you were offended.  If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness, you’d do well to refrain from using such phrases and, instead, apply …

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Leadership and Management are both valuable and necessary, but they are different.  We manage things such as programs, budgets, contracts, projects, processes, and time. We should be leading people.  The idea of “managing” people just sounds demeaning.  Our focus is on leading, coaching, guiding, mentoring, or supervising people and managing all that other stuff.  The distinction is real and it matters. Manage THINGS, …

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Leadership in the C-Suite: Management Consultants Who Improve Processes Trump Those Who Solve Problems

An excellent problem solver may actually end up creating deeper organizational rifts and systemic financial, structural or human capital problems if he is prone to knee-jerk reactions and has an inclination to find quick-fix solutions and short cuts aimed at saving time or elevating his profile. When seeking to improve management and organizational processes, it is imperative that we distinguish …

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The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Cutlure

Startling language – I know – but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within your organization feel every single day. They bring these feelings in the office with them; they are serving your clients, your patients, your constituents, your students, your customers, your teams, your staff, your faculty, your directors, your leaders, …

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Economies of Scale and Economies of Scope: Here is the difference…

As with most of us, I wear many hats and have several roles. In addition to serving as a strategy management consultant, I teach business education courses, and in both roles, I get several questions on various topics from students, corporate executives and business leaders, and recently one of the regular questions came up on a conference call. The question …

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Based on my research, experience and learning, here is a list of the reliable sources out there that support the 70% change failure rate. If you have more, please add them to the list of comment/share your thoughts. And if you disagree with the statistic, please share… … – there are myriad research studies and articles out there citing this …

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Why Do 70% of All Change Efforts Fail?

What do you think?  What would it take to put yourself, your organization in the 30%?  Click the link to share your thoughts on this topic.  See what others had to say and add your voice to ARVoices! Read the comments and add yours below…  

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Organization Development Defined

Organization Development (OD) is a professional  discipline that focuses on achieving organizational excellence by advancing and aligning organizational strategy, culture, people, systems, processes, and expanding  the leadership landscape and member competence. It is a systematic process and methodology that anticipates and responds to change and the members affected by that change. OD is premised on the belief that organizational success and individual employee …

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This is a Subscriber and Membership Portal.  Most of the executive development and leadership material is accessible by those who have signed up as either a Subscriber (partial access for Free) or as a Network Member (full access, downloads and all member benefits with membership fee). Member-Only Access means that only Premier Network Members who pay an annual membership fee of $129/year may access this material for viewing and/or download.  Click here …

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No One is Superior! Can We Get Over Ourselves and Become Global and Culturally Competent Leaders? – Subscribers & Members

This is a Subscriber and Membership Portal.  Most of the executive development and leadership material is accessible by those who have signed up as either a Subscriber (partial access for Free) or as a Network Member (full access, downloads and all member benefits with membership fee). Member-Only Access means that only Premier Network Members who pay an annual membership fee of $129/year may access this material for viewing and/or download.  Click here …

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The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Cutlure

Startling language – I know – but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within your organization feel every single day. They bring these feelings in the office with them; they are serving your clients, your patients, your constituents, your students, your customers, your teams, your staff, your faculty, your directors, your leaders, …

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The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance

The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance We build high-performing organizations with high-performing people.  High performers are motivated to deliver for themselves and their companies.  Based on our experiences, this list reflects what the top performers do to motivate themselves.  These techniques lead to personal, professional, and organizational success.  Which techniques do you apply?  Which do need to start doing? …

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way.” Here’s a Better Approach for Leaders – Members Only

This is a Subscriber and Membership Portal.  Most of the executive development and leadership material is accessible by those who have signed up as either a Subscriber (partial access for Free) or as a Network Member (full access, downloads and all member benefits with membership fee). Member-Only Access means that only Premier Network Members who pay an annual membership fee of $129/year may access this material for viewing and/or download.  Click here …

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What Have You Failed At Lately? If the Answer Is Nothing, Steer Clear…

Successful companies are those that steer clear of leaders who constantly tout about how they have never failed at anything. The question “What Have You Failed At Lately?” is powerful, and it gives us great insight into a leader’s ability and willingness to innovate and adapt accordingly. We want leaders who are comfortable with ambiguity; those who are comfortable with …

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How Do We Really Know that 70% of All Organizational Change Efforts Fail?

Based on my research, experience and learning, here is a list of the reliable sources out there that support the 70% change failure rate. If you have more, please add them to the list of comment/share your thoughts. And if you disagree with the statistic, please share… … – there are myriad research studies and articles out there citing this …

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Why Do 70% of All Change Efforts Fail?

What do you think?  What would it take to put yourself, your organization in the 30%?  Click the link to share your thoughts on this topic.  See what others had to say and add your voice to ARVoices! Read the comments and add yours below…  

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The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance

The Power of Choice – 10 Greatest Motivational Techniques for High Performance We build high-performing organizations with high-performing people.  High performers are motivated to deliver for themselves and their companies.  Based on our experiences, this list reflects what the top performers do to motivate themselves.  These techniques lead to personal, professional, and organizational success.  Which techniques do you apply?  Which do need to start doing? …

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Leadership in the C-Suite: Management Consultants Who Improve Processes Trump Those Who Solve Problems

An excellent problem solver may actually end up creating deeper organizational rifts and systemic financial, structural or human capital problems if he is prone to knee-jerk reactions and has an inclination to find quick-fix solutions and short cuts aimed at saving time or elevating his profile. When seeking to improve management and organizational processes, it is imperative that we distinguish …

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Strategic Leadership extends beyond the role of leaders having and communicating a vision to fully understanding, thinking about, planning, and executing the necessary strategy to realize that vision. We define strategic leadership as exploring, deciphering, and interpreting the best leadership concepts for achieving organizational excellence, cultivating the organizational culture, anticipating and responding to change, and aligning organizational systems, processes, and people with enhanced services …

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Leadership in the C-Suite: Management Consultants Who Improve Processes Trump Those Who Solve Problems

An excellent problem solver may actually end up creating deeper organizational rifts and systemic financial, structural or human capital problems if he is prone to knee-jerk reactions and has an inclination to find quick-fix solutions and short cuts aimed at saving time or elevating his profile. When seeking to improve management and organizational processes, it is imperative that we distinguish …

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Strategic Leadership Defined

Strategic Leadership extends beyond the role of leaders having and communicating a vision to fully understanding, thinking about, planning, and executing the necessary strategy to realize that vision. We define strategic leadership as exploring, deciphering, and interpreting the best leadership concepts for achieving organizational excellence, cultivating the organizational culture, anticipating and responding to change, and aligning organizational systems, processes, and people with enhanced services …

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How Do We Really Know that 70% of All Organizational Change Efforts Fail?

Based on my research, experience and learning, here is a list of the reliable sources out there that support the 70% change failure rate. If you have more, please add them to the list of comment/share your thoughts. And if you disagree with the statistic, please share… … – there are myriad research studies and articles out there citing this …

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A Better Way to Determine Position/Job Titles Within Your Organization

Leaders, and especially human capital management (HCM) professionals, are charged with ascertaining not only what the human capital and staffing needs are for current and future success but also what specific titles should correspond with each position.  In accomplishing this task, organizational leaders need to consider the specific role, the value and the outcomes they are seeking from each position …

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