Top 6 Ways to Get Through To a Boss Who Doesn't Listen

"Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it." ~ Henry Mintzberg "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." -Ernest Hemingway OK, so you’re scheduled for a meeting with your boss. Maybe it is a regularly scheduled one-on-one, maybe your boss called...

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5 Steps to Get Control of Your Crazy Day

"My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things." ~Bill Gates "It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." ~Winston Churchill Most of us as leaders are in a constant state of being pulled in different...

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12 Mistakes That Doom Your Meetings to Failure

"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything." ~John Kenneth Galbraith "People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything." ~Thomas Sowell There are tens of millions of meeting occurring in organizations around the world every day, and by some estimations, a...

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7 Reasons Smart People Fail

"Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." ~Laird Hamilton History is riddled with examples of once successful companies and organizations who made some critical mistakes and now cease to exist. Were their leaders stupid? Doubtful, especially considering the success...

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The Top 20 Ways To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Grow Your Career

"To succeed in life we must stay within our strength zone but move out of our comfort zone." - John Maxwell If you want to grow and develop in anything in your life, there is a fact you need to come to grips with: Expanding your comfort zone and accomplishing new things requires discomfort....

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12 Signs of Weak Leadership (and what to do about it)

"You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." ~Ken Kesey "To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone." ~Harry Truman We are faced with an epidemic of weak leadership in this day and age. Part of...

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The Top 10 Ways Leaders Deal With People They Don't Like

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." ~Sir Isaac Newton "Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would." ~Nelson Mandela For most of us, it was around some point in Elementary School where we realized for the first time that there were just...

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10 Reasons Your Best Employees Quit

"The employer generally gets the employees they deserve." ~J. Paul Getty Organizations today face one of the toughest environments they have ever had for hiring and retaining top talent. It isn’t that top talent is difficult to find or that there is a shortage in any way, it’s that the top...

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3 Pillars of Employee Accountability

"A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness." ~Jim Collins "Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity." ~Colin Powell One of the biggest struggles in leadership is the need to hold a team accountable for their actions and your...

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10 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." -~Jim Rohn "Successful people make the right decisions early and manage those decisions daily." ~John Maxwell One of the overlooked foundations of greatness is consistency. The very best people at a given task do...

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