Indicators of Leadership Potential

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In my many years of observing leaders, I have noticed a number of signs that a person has high potential for corporate leadership. A wide cognitive “bandwidth”, the capacity and inclination to see things in a broader context, is an earmark of a CEO who anticipates how changes in the external environment will affect the business or of a marketing vice ... Full Story

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    How to Survive a Bad Team Leader

    How to Survive a Bad Team Leader
    For almost everyone, having a job means working on teams. But not all team leaders know how to create successful teams--by building consensus, setting agendas, meeting deadlines, encouraging good ideas, and so on. In fact, many team leaders are thrown into the role without training in any of these areas. If your leader seems to be less than fully competent, there ...
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    Is Leadership an Occupation?

    Is Leadership an Occupation?
    Recently, I met someone who’s looking for a new opportunity (read: they’re unemployed). When I asked them what kind of work they were looking for, they said they wanted to be a leader. It took me a few moments to process the reply. I hadn’t really spent a lot of time considering it. Is being a leader an occupation? I mean, ...
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    7 Secrets for Good Meetings

    7 Secrets for Good Meetings
    One of the biggest changes I experienced when I became a consultant involved meetings. Working in corporate, I attended a lot of meetings – many of them were routine like staff meetings or safety meetings, etc. As a consultant, the number of meetings I attend has diminished significantly. And maybe it's just me but, the meetings I do go to for ...
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    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting

    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
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    The Transparency Test

    The Transparency Test
    A little while back, I talked about how transparency seems to have faded from our conversations both on and off social media. One of the reasons for this could be that we don't really know what to look for in terms of transparency. It got me thinking. How do we know if an organization is operating in a transparent manner? So ...
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    Whatever Happened to Transparency?

    Whatever Happened to Transparency?
    You remember transparency, don't you? Sure you do! Everyone was talking about it several months ago. It came right along with being on social media and operating openly in our communications. The idea was, to be successful, particularly on social media, you needed to be transparent – or, open, honest, and respectful in your interactions with others. Funny thing, though . ...
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    Lead by Example

    Lead by Example
    It sounds so easy. Lead by example. We can't expect others to do something we don't do ourselves. This applies to any aspect of our lives. — If we aren't punctual, we can't expect others to be. — If we expect others to pick up their shoes around the house, then we need to pick up our own. — If we ...
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