Leadership Lessons From 2 Musical Maestros

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What can two musicians teach us about leadership… even from the grave? Within a week of each other, two great musicians died. As musicians, they couldn’t have been more different: one, a lyricist with a banjo who wrote songs that swayed his generation with lyrics and melodies so simple and compelling that successive generations embraced them … and the other, … Read More

Essential Leadership Trait Character

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Character is an essential leadership trait. What is the cost to leadership when character is absent? Six Leaders Who Lacked Character In fact there isn’t a single character who has, well, character… no one has a moral framework that guides their choices. Character in leadership is under siege. Governor Mike Morris (played by George Clooney), Governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic … Read More

Eight Reasons Leaders Need A Framework

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I have sometimes been told that in an age of sound bites and short attention spans, it’s hard to get leaders to think. That’s not been my experience, but here is the key: when leaders are given a framework to think about leadership, they think well and deeply—and very practically. Henri Bergson put it well and succinctly: “Think like a … Read More

Who Really Owns Leadership Development In Your Organization

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Great leadership is in large measure knowing what to delegate and what not to delegate. There is much you should delegate. There a few things you should not delegate. Where does leadership development fall? In a healthy organization, who is responsible for developing leaders? It’s not HR. It’s not the training department, if you have one. It’s your leaders – … Read More

Intuition & Experience – Misleading Tools For Great Leaders

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When you make a decision, what do you rely on to make it? When you evaluate someone else’s decision, what do you rely on to evaluate it? Those questions may seem far removed from great leadership, but they aren’t… they actually couldn’t be more relevant. You and I typically rely on two things to make or evaluate a decision: intuition … Read More