The Economics of Putting People First in Corporate Leadership, Part Three By Jack Lannom I’ve been talking about the solid economic practice of putting people first in Organizational Leadership. I introduced you to Dr. Adam Grant of the Wharton School and showed you how his philosophy echoes the wisdom of the ages: Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. I also showed you how two companies—Southwest Airlines and Wegmans—have employed this philosophy

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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP Black Belt Leader as Martial Artist   “Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.” — Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido                                                                                       

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Strategies to Change

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Changing What You See  If you put me in charge of any of the large or small rehab facilities where I’ve helped create and shape goals by sharing my experience, strength, humor and hope, I'd want the staff to teach  rehabilitating clients this simple attitude changing strategy: Don’t fight it-trust the process. Look for ways to grow. Disabilities can devastate your mindset. Reframe your perspective. Have healthy self talk. Look for ways to help others. Don’t Fight Change-Trust the Process The

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Have you ever sat in a meeting where people were afraid to share information that would redirect the focus of a project or change a decision about an investment? When the meeting was over, people left knowing that a different course of action could make a real difference in the outcome.When was the best solution discussed? Usually behind closed doors and away from the decision-makers that REALLY NEED TO KNOW! These decision-makers hold the purse strings

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The Economics of Putting People First, Conclusion By Jack Lannom I’ve been talking about the philosophy of putting people first and the ages-old exhortation: “Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.” If you missed any of the posts, you can get caught up here, here, and here. So what should they be teaching in business schools? Adam Grant is teaching it at the Wharton School: we should look to give

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We’ve all done it. You meet someone and within seconds you forget their name. There you are starring at them thinking “Oh my God, I did NOT just forget their name. They JUST told me their name. How could I forget?” The problem is we did not store it in our short term memory. Once it’s in our short term memory, we can move it to our long term memory, also known as Active Memory. The amount

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How Thin Are We?

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Most people thing they are pretty good at reading people. But, how good are we really? When I am talking to students during my talks, I always tell them they were not created in the 90's (Or whatever age group I am talking to). They were created thousands and thousands of years ago and these thin slicing skills I speak about have been handed down over time. My favorite study about thin slicing is from the famous Ambady and

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The Heart Leader

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THE HEART VERSUS THE HEAD If you were to ask a leader if she was a heart leader, she might look at you skeptically. She might want to know what a heart leader is. Or she might want no part of being a heart leader, because of the assumption that this type of leader is frail, weak, and lacks the ability to discipline. The heart is assumed to be disconnected from the head. It is

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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Seven   “Every time you go up a notch in your career, you start at zero all over again.” –  Charles Barkley, 1993 NBA MVP   Black Belt Leaders understand that we’re always beginners at whatever level we’re at in our professional development. It took me awhile to grasp this concept. One of my first lessons in this was when I enrolled, as a

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Marian W. Boyd was always dressed in a white blouse, blue, gray or black classic cut skirt and high heels.  She was the first principal of the Southside Elementary School in Shelbyville, KY.  She was feared by most students and even some teachers.  In addition to her commitment to a disciplined student body, Mrs. Boyd was also known as a trailblazer. Mrs. Boyd blazed a trail for the principals that followed her as well as

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