Successful Leadership


Do you imagine a lifetime career with one employer? It’s more likely that a lifetime career will span multiple companies, in multiple industries, and may also include a business ownership or self-employment experience.  If you prepare yourself to succeed in a variety business arenas, then your odds of building a lifetime career, one that transcends marketplace changes by successfully adapting, will be vastly increased. ...

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Have you ever had the presence of mind to seize an overlooked career move and turn it into an exciting success opportunity? If you have, then you’ve put our BOLD Success Principle into action.  Wherever you find a team of ordinary people, working together to achieve an extraordinary goal, you’ll also find a leadership success opportunity. The American marketplace is dynamic.  It always responds to persistent demands...

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We’ve all been to leadership conferences and training events where inspirational headliners deliver a passionate and rousing presentation that holds our attention and affirms the presenter as an effective professional speaker. However, it is a rare event where we actually implement elements of the speaker’s message, and add to our go-to leadership playbook. Can you think of the last time this happened for you? What line...

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A generation of current workers are learning that their acquired skills only qualify them for lower-paying, entry-level work in an economy where there are fewer higher-paying jobs. A story in The Washington Post states that about half of college graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. For half of today’s graduates, in order to move forward in their career, they’re finding that they must learn...

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It’s unsettling to know that we live in an age where more and more working-age people are choosing not to work in our American economy. In the current economic climate, some companies are indeed reducing their business development expectations and capabilities, and are focusing on simply maintaining their market share. The result is that there are fewer interesting and traditionally upwardly mobile jobs being created by our...

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Anna had been working for us for several weeks now, and it just wasn’t working out. The signs of team frustration were appearing again, and I felt that I was beginning to make excuses for our new team member. To be effective, management needs the trust of the team. When the team begins to feel that their leader is protecting and making excuses for a team member, that leader begins to lose the trust of the team members. It was very...

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