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Great Leaders Expect Surprises

Great Leaders Expect Surprises

In a discussion with my son about my recent blog on how to motivate and inspire, he reminded me of the outstanding Jim Collins book Good to Great. In it, Collins describes the research he and his team carried out to identify the factors in highly successful companies that produced and sustained great results over […]

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The power of intention

How to Motivate and Inspire

In my experience with new leaders, the question they most often seem to grapple with is how to motivate other people. Once they take a broader approach, they consider how to inspire. Inspiration is the real test of leadership. Motivation creates a willingness to act. Leaders who motivate open the door to action and compliance. Inspiration […]

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Donald Trump’s Emotional Intelligence 

I was interested to see Kelly Meerboot’s guest column in the Philadelphia Business Journal entitled, Does Trump need a dose of “emotional intelligence?” In it, she outlines the Donald’s politically incorrect comments and concludes with the following: “Polls seem to indicate voters like the idea of a successful executive vs. a career politician leading America, […]

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How to Bridge the Gender Gap

How To Bridge the Gender Gap

Recent news highlights the continued existence of a significant gender gap in both pay and position. Even in the glittery world of film, women lag behind men. The recent Forbes report of actor salaries showed that Jennifer Lawrence topped the list of female actor incomes with $52 million. Robert Downey, Jr. topped the list of […]

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Why Mindfulness Matters

Why Mindfulness Matters: Executive Presence

Possibly the most important of the Six Positions of Power and Influence I have outlined in my work is Mindfulness or being Centered, which opens the door to emotional connection with oneself and others. Mindfulness allows a leader to focus and remain calm in times of stress or conflict as I described in my article about Charles deGaulle, When Leadership […]

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Master Public Speaking with Online Courses

Master Public Speaking With Online Courses

I have heard that some people fear public speaking more than death. Because that seemed a little extreme to me, I checked out the research and found that the survey design didn’t really merit that conclusion. Nevertheless, I know public speaking is a challenge for many. I knew a woman who failed a high school […]

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