Who Needs Leaders?

We all need leaders to help focus our spiritual, professional and social lives. Leaders play an essential role in defining, communicating and galvanizing the collective consciousness of an organization or community. In turn, this collective consciousness serves to inspire action, motivate commitment and focus a group’s energies on the accomplishment … More

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“Goodness Pays” – A Formula for Great Leadership

The list of management books that outline the characteristics of effective leadership is long and diverse.  That said, I recently heard a somewhat novel approach articulated by Paul Batz, an executive coach and speaker who specializes in helping folks be better leaders by living a well-balanced life.  Paul summarizes his … More

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The Secret Sauce Behind Effective Leadership

What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s world? Is the secret sauce for great leadership any different than the fundamentals for living a fulfilling life?  Bill George – the former CEO of Medtronic credited with building this company into a global powerhouse – notes that the … More

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Does Ownership = Leadership?

How do owners become leaders?  When they start their company?  When they buy it?  When they inherit it?  When they are ‘promoted’?  ‘No’ is the answer. Leadership is a learned talent.  Of course it helps if the leader has a personality that makes people like to be led by her.  … More

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Cultivating Great Business Leaders

Are great organizational leaders just born with the right stuff, or are they cultivated?  The true answer is probably both.  Great organizational leaders exhibit high integrity, envision the future, inspire others to achieve lofty objectives, cope well with ambiguity and act with a healthy sense of self and ego.  They … More

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