Ready to jump on A Table and Start the Week Let’s Get This Day Started! Good morning Mondays always gets odd looks from people!~My friend Joey Graff who used to dance on desks on Mondays set the stage for his work week in Corporate America, and setting an example for those he worked with as well, as I always think of him with his Monday attitude ~ Can you imagine a man making 6 figures walking

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How Do We Set Our Goals Specific: Goals need to be something specific. Often we set goals that are so loose, it’s nearly impossible to judge whether we hit them or not. For example, a statement like “I will lose weight” is too vague. How will you know if and when you’ve reached your goal? Saying, ” I will lose five pounds this month” is more specific. At the end of the month it will

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Egypt and Beyond

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The Obama Administration has a critical opportunity to avoid a foreign policy-as-usual approach and to pivot off the Egyptian crisis to reboot US foreign policy.  In fact, we must use the current Egyptian crisis to re-examine, re-prioritize and re-energize U.S. foreign policy.  This is the moment to quietly and strategically re-calibrate our approach to a world in hyper-change mode-with the molecules in motion. Based on an insurgent strategy framework, below are five signposts for this re-calibration. First,

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An excellent leader has systems by which and through which the business or organization is managed. This makes it much easier to manage well.  These systems help keep your leadership stool in balance. I stated in the previous post that a leader has to have a balanced focus on employees, on customers, on finances, and on operations. In this post I’ll focus on employee, or human resource, systems. Human resource systems are essential to excellent

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Leadership Lessons from a King   This past Monday was the 25th federal observance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As I paused to reflect on his contributions to the shaping of our nation I realized there are leadership lessons from his life that are relevant in corporations and all organizations today. If you ask one hundred different people what leadership is you may get one hundred different answers.  However, a recent

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Some of the problems that have occurred, or are still occurring, in some of the best known brands, are because of what I call leadership implosion. Senior leadership in some places, for an entire generation or two, have insisted that no one is a worthy advisor, or a worthy leadership hire, from outside their industry. They say that unless you know our industry and have lots of experience in it, you cannot possibly help us,

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When I wrote my first book there were three distinct areas of interest to leaders in business and/or higher education….leadership, accountability and motivation.  The latter being individual motivation, on overcoming  personal seemingly  insurmountable obstacles in life.  As a result, the book resulted in several speaking engagements from a wide range of audiences in both business and higher education. The talks in higher education circles has prompted a second book (in the draft stage) tentatively titled,

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If you are a leader, one of the challenges is to always think and act like a leader, on or off the job. A big part of effective leadership is having genuine respect from those who work for you, from your peers, and from your boss. This can be especially challenging sometimes for those who are new to leadership. If you have had bad habits in the past (e.g. drinking too much, sexual harassment, etc.),

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Leading Outside the Box

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An excellent leader should attempt to keep the business or organization at the leading edge of competition within the applicable industry, to attempt to be continuously outside the box, instead of just attempting to keep one step ahead or on a par with the competition. An excellent example of this is the current status in the mobile operating systems industry. Apple iOS and Google Android are apparently marching ahead with such speed and innovation that

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Maybe the toughest thing in management to do is persuade others to go along with you when you have no authority over them. I once heard Jim Collins, the leadership expert and author of Good to Great (Social Sector), analogize this situation as the equivalent of Lyndon Johnson leading in the Senate. As Senate Majority Leader in the Fifties, Johnson was able to drive through legislation through the power of his persuasion. He was a good

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