Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

This is the slowest pace of change for the rest of your life.

This is the slowest pace of change for the rest of your life. ~Greg Dickason from CoreLogic Greg Dickason wrote both an attention-grabbing and accurate headline. Global Risks 2018 (an annual report published by the World Economic Forum) stated that … Continue reading

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The single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal…

Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal. ~Dr. Howard Gardner A leader presents the business case for the organization’s move in a new direction. It’s filled with data and sound logic. Then they ask the people … Continue reading

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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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