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Manage Promises, Not Activities // generateleadership.com

Manage Promises, Not Activities

We live in a culture that thinks about actions in concrete frameworks. That means people tend to think in terms of activities, tasks, the stuff you can see that gets produced. What is missing is that every professional action is intended to satisfy someone and that someone wants to be assured that they will be […]

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Why the Best Performers Fail as Managers – 15 Keys to Success

  Why are promotions potentially dangerous for both the person being promoted and the organization promoting them? Why do great performers fail as managers? Let me share some key learning about these issues that come from over three decades of addressing them in our teaching, consulting, and coaching. In many organizations, the current top individual […]

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Your Time is Your Work of Art // generateleadership.com

Your Time is Your Work of Art

There are many ways we can think about our lives and live it. Some see their lives as prisons of obligation. Some see it as full of work that they sacrifice to. Yes, our lives can also be a work of art. Designing a good life is an ancient theme that is missing for many […]

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Take Your Leadership to the Next Level - Part 2 // generateleadership.com

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level – Part 2

  In the first post of “Take Your Leadership to the Next Level,” we introduced the idea of Leadership Context, as a way to begin shifting how we see what leadership is, and how to become an effective leader. A part of creating context is identifying our cares and those of the people we work […]

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Me, We, World - Meaning and Value in Organizations // generateleadership.com

Me, We, World – Meaning and Value in Organizations

ME. Step 1. What does it mean to become your best self? To tap into your aliveness, vitality, and power? The path to the possible is not written by your past but is illuminated by your care. To open this dimension of “ME,” we invite you to begin to ask yourself the question: What do […]

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The Time for Rest and Renewal

Ancient wisdom tells us that Winter is a time for rest and renewal. But in our culture, we turn on the lights, turn up the heat, get some caffeine and keep on truckin’. Some music with a downbeat fills the emptiness quite well. What is the consequence to have no Winter in our lives? And […]

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The Biggest Lie of the MBA // generateleadership.com

The Biggest Lie of the MBA

Just like the emperor with no clothes, many MBA programs wear the clothes of leadership through their marketing, but that leadership is invisible without the corresponding development of new skills. There is an approach that addresses that gap.

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Trust Matters and Matters of Trust // generateleadership.com

Trust Matters and Matters of Trust

Trust is crucial to success and is the very medium of human interaction and coordination. We share the future with those we trust, and we withdraw from, avoid, put up with, blame, resent, or compensate with a cost for those we don’t. Trust is crucial for effective teamwork and organizations, it’s a lubricant for smooth […]

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Excellence

What is your relationship with excellence? Are you never satisfied? Is mediocrity good enough? Is it a source of satisfaction or suffering for you and those around you? How does the culture you work in hold excellence? Does excellence disappear due to the demand for “more”?  Is it a slogan that isn’t reflected in action? […]

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How to Walk Your Path to Leadership Mastery

One of the paths of leadership leads to mastery. Is this your path? How do you know this is your path? Leadership is a journey, not just a state of authority, and authority is not the final destination.  Rather, it is the beginning. Where do you go from there? What are the outcomes you are […]

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