Tag: Being A Leader

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Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

There is a difference between positive thinking that moves you forward and positive thinking that is nothing more than wishful thinking. Monica Diaz wrote a timeless article a while back titled “Positive Thinking Might be Your Demise” in which she articulates this distinction. I believe in the power of thinking positively and by nature, I am an optimist. [...]

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Using Humor to Drive Success

Using Humor to Drive Success

How frequently do you think your employees laugh at work? In contrast, how often do you estimate that they feel bored or uninspired? Skilled leaders, those we call the “Stand-Up Strategists”, understand the utility of humor to address four important organizational outcomes, or the 4Cs: Community, Composure, Change, and Creativity. And to address these four [...]

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Are You Being Strategic?

Are You Being Strategic?

Does success mean checking things off of your "to do" list or project plan, or does success mean achieving an outcome or result that is strategic and matters to you or others? For example... ...when you go to college, do you ultimately aspire to get a degree or to get a good paying job? ...when [...]

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How Can Having Fun Make You a Better Leader?

How Can Having Fun Make You a Better Leader?

The following post is from guest blogger, Dave Crenshaw. Employees, whether they know it or not, tend to play “follow the leader. They may admire your ingenuity or just want a little more spending money. Whatever it is, they mimic your behavior because they think it will make them successful. The problem is that leaders [...]

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