Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! ~Peter Senge Author John P. Kotter begins Leading Change with this statement: “The single most important message in this book is very simple. People change what they do less because they are … Continue reading

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3 Critical Steps to Get the Most Out of Your SWOT Analysis

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. ~Michael Porter A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis is only the beginning of identifying a strategy. I see too many organizations conduct a SWOT and stop … Continue reading

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Six Attributes of a “Frog in a Kettle” Leader

Absentee leadership rarely comes up in today’s leadership or business literature, but research shows that it is the most common form of incompetent leadership. ~Scott Gregory Scott Gregory describes a scenario I’ve witnessed on more than one occasion. A leader … Continue reading

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4 Behaviors the Newest Royal Couple Can Teach Leaders

Leadership is not a position, or a title, it is action and example. ~Cory Booker It was hard not to see or hear about the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The event dominated every news (and entertainment) … Continue reading

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What distinguishes leaders from laggards?

What distinguishes leaders from laggards and greatness from mediocrity is the ability to uniquely imagine what could be. ~Robert Fritz When I first moved to my condo in Chicago I had a bird’s eye view of The Montgomery. This is … Continue reading

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