How to Coach the Strong Personality: Three Secrets

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. That’s the dilemma facing leaders dealing with a strong personality on their team. If you do try to coach the strong personality, the whole thing can blow up in your face, causing more trouble than it’s worth. If you don’t try to coach the strong personality, […]

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Beware of This Conversation Killer and Know What To Do About It

38, 53, and 72. Note these numbers and note them well. It was 38 degrees on January 28, 1986 when Challenger flight 51-L launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The region had been experiencing unseasonably low temperatures that delayed this shuttle mission time and time again. Pressure was mounting, both from […]

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WARNING: Don’t Use Email This Way. Ever.

I look back on it now with complete and total embarrassment. I had been tossing and turning since 2:00 AM, and it was now 4:00 AM. A slight that had been served me became amplified in my sleepless mind into a full-blown violation of my basic human rights. I was incensed! Finally getting out of […]

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Stop! Before You Lead Your Next Meeting, Ask These Four Questions

Meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings. You’re probably sick of sitting in meetings. They’re the biggest time suck in business. If you’re going to be an executive who leads at the highest levels of responsibility, however, meetings will be an inseparable part of your life. Making them matter is critical to your success. Here’s how to do that. Ask–and answer–these […]

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13 Warning Signs that What You’ve Delegated Won’t Get Done

Yes, you know you’re doing too much. Way too much! And, yes, you know you need to give things to other people to do. But you’ve tried delegating, and it doesn’t work. The last time you delegated something to someone, the whole project blew up in your face, and you ended up doing it yourself. […]

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Cultivate the Will to Win: The Why and the How

Remember taking science in high school? Yeah, I know it was a (very) long time ago, but think back with me for a moment. Remember a certain gentleman by the name of Isaac Newton? Considered by many as the greatest scientist of all time, those of us who can actually remember anything from that time […]

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