If nothing else, the onset of COVID-19, combined with a toxic Political Environment that’s rippled our entire culture, has revealed the shortcomings in traditional leadership development. The days of training and a ‘one size fits all’ approach’ instead of developmental learning are over. More than ever, the focus must be on character and behavior, with an emphasis on how those two factors are influenced by an individual’s attitudes, beliefs and commitments. It’s a simple concept.

As one believes, so they lead. As one leads, so others follow. Organizations and their people rise and fall accordingly.

How Not to Take Advantage

How Not to Take Advantage

Taking advantage of opportunities is one thing. Taking advantage of people is quite another.  ...
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We Need Servant Leaders Now More Than Ever

We Need Servant Leaders Now More Than Ever

My greatest fear is that the dictatorial and autocratic leadership style now in charge will ripple downhill to the rest of the country. Instead of self-serving leaders who  marginalize, neutralize ...
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Leadership by Exception

Leadership by Exception

Management by exception (MBE) is a management strategy in which managers will only step in when there are significant deviations from planned outcomes, which can be either operational or financial ...
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What We Want from Our Leaders Hasn't Changed

What We Want from Our Leaders Hasn’t Changed

At the end of every year, the first question my mentor, Sam Walton, would ask the entire leadership group was What can we give back to the Associates next year? He ...
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Why Are Humble Leaders So Rare?

Why Are Humble Leaders So Rare?

No one would argue that humility is a pre-requisite for great leadership, yet when I  searched the top ten most humble leaders, only two of them are still alive today ...
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Recognizing Conflicting Opinions

Recognizing Conflicting Opinions

We all have conflicting opinions about many things. They fall into categories of minor, major, and that one's a deal-breaker.'  These opinions are biases about the way we feel things should ...
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Proactive Leaders and the Tradeoffs!

Proactive Leaders and the Tradeoffs!

Not everything we do or every person we interact with daily is intentional or preferred. Most leaders think it just happens and it's part of their responsibility. In fact, that's ...
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Are You Setting Unrealistic Standards?

Are You Setting Unrealistic Standards?

Do you see yourself as others see you? If not, you may be setting standards for others that are not only unrealistic, they may be so unrealistic that others have ...
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What Does Courage Have to Do With Leadership?

What Does Courage Have to Do With Leadership?

Courage is a powerful word. When you look back to it’s Latin origin meaning heart, you can see why. Also, consider today’s dictionary definition, which is mental or moral strength ...
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