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Revenue is Vanity, Profit is Sanity

One of my favorite quotations is "Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity". Nothing tells you more about how to run a business than this simple quote. It doesn't matter how much money ...
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Goals 2013

In the book, Goals by Brian Tracy, Brian states that if we write down our goals we are much more likely to achieve them. Once we write them down, they become lodged ...
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Influence or Control

A friend of mine, Dave, sent me an excellent article on the merits of Influence versus Control, which was very interesting and got me thinking about this too. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/12/26/the-most-misunderstood-aspect-of-great-leadership/ I think that ...
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone! Let's make 2013 the year we take leadership to the next level! Inspire a shared vision Challenge the process Empower others to act Walk the walk Celebrate ...
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Winning is winning!

Creating a Winning Culture should be the aim of every organization. Once you have this culture then winning really does become a habit, people expect to win every time, people want to ...
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Joining the dots

Great speech, from a great leader, and innovator. Sometimes we only know the way by looking backwards ...
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Mission, Vision and You

How many of us have spent time creating Mission Statements and Visions for our teams, departments or companies. I know I have, for my current organization we spent several weeks coming up ...
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Catalyst Conundrum

As leaders our role can often be one of driving a major transformational change within an organization. We are the catalyst for the change. According to Merrian-Webster a catalyst is "an agent ...
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Simple thoughts from a great leader

I have read several book by Colin Powell on leadership, he is a great leader himself and has a great understanding of what leadership is about ...
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Doing the right thing!

I tend to keep out of politics, but as I sit and listen to the news of the shooting of the school children in Connecticut, I cannot believe that there is no immediate ...
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Are you a leader?

Nice little video i thought I'd share. I like the comment, being a leader is about how you inspire and engage people. For me this is the essence of leadership. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7O8s6NgAck ...
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Importance of Re-energizing

It's easy for us to get in the groove, work long days, driving projects forward, leading from the front and looking to achieve one more goal, one last deliverable. But in reality ...
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