Successful Leadership


When the lines between work and social life are blurred, the likelihood of relational dysfunction, substance abuse, or depression among work team members increases. The pressure to be viewed as “always available” can be intense and may result in stress that’s sometimes debilitating. As a manager at several large companies, I saw team members who became unable to cope with their work responsibilities, and in order to protect my...

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Businesses today operate in a climate of frequent government intervention in the marketplace, and must be prepared to evaluate the changes brought by new regulations, and then respond quickly in order to remain profitable. Regulations may be designed to increase costs or even seek to eliminate a product or service. This may force companies out of the market, or cause them to abandon a profitable line of business, if that product or...

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Most experienced leaders will have a business plan ready to begin 2016, but does your plan inspire the passion of those who will be asked to see it through in the months to come? I’ll never forget the comments made by the department dean, to my daughter’s physical therapy assistant graduating class, “There are few occupations in this world where your touch is a part of someone’s healing, and you have the privilege of being in one.” I...

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We’re made to embrace rhythms. We thrive on routines. We look forward to annual celebrations with family and friends. We love our Christmas music with its themes of nostalgia, hope, and love. Our American marketplace reflects our cultural rhythms, and we’re witnessing that once again during our Christmas and New Years holidays. Other than retail, restaurants and entertainment, most non-essential business slows down to barely a...

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Leaders take the long view. In the longer view, success is eventually achieved by doing the things each day that increase the team’s potential and probability of meeting their goals. Along this competitive road to eventual success, sometimes a rival team will score a win. As a leader, what is your response when someone else wins? Here are three responses that the leader of a Surging Team, a team that in the end always wins,...

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In a competitive marketplace, it is guaranteed that your company will face marketplace obstacles & threats in your drive to success, from both external and internal sources. A competitor is free to engage in competition with your company. At any time, they can step up their efforts to win over your clients to their company–and if your company has been successful, then this will be a certainty. Your employees are working for...

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