Category: Leadership

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The Optimal Leader: The Never Ending Desire To Improve

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There is much to be said about becoming the optimal leader. Like physical fitness, it requires dedicated time to practice the skills of Mental Fitness every day. If we go to the gym 3-5 days a week and work on our physical fitness, should we go to the mental gym

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At What Stage of Grief Are We?

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Whether employed or unemployed – an estimated 50M Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic – many of us are experiencing grief. I am reminded by my psychologist, who once told me that all change creates loss, and we need to mourn all losses. We need

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What’s next –  Conviction and Certainty (With Adaptability)

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It may be necessary for all leaders to step back, take a breath, and ask if your leadership is measuring. Dr. Travis Bradbury, the author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and “Seagull Management,” offers a brief leadership inventory that may help you assess yourself in two key areas that constitute much of

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Adopt Adaptive Leadership to See the Other Side of COVID

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As we move from absolute fear of losing our business to discovering that we might make it through this daunting period, we are piling up lessons about leadership that will help us get to the other side. We cannot use the same old models; what got us here today will

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Your Optimal Leadership

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Today, in this COVID-19, an unusual era, I want to describe a few attributes of leadership that are more important now than ever. I appreciate we all have basic intelligence so I will limit my commentary to EQ and AQ and AQ, is newer in its understanding. Of the self-management

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The Corona Derby

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The sporting world has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and horse racing has been no exception with the postponement of the sport’s Triple Crown of The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.  One creative soul, however, has found a way to overlay the current crisis on what

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COVID-19 has knocked us off our game plan – everything we know about moving forward shattered. Although I have been through some tough times in the past, I don’t fully remember how I responded. This time I am working with a group of CEOs and senior executives, and we are

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Nothing is Ever as Good or as Bad as it Seems.

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“Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems.” Dr. Scott Galloway From his “No Mercy, No Malice” Blog Author of “The Algebra of Happiness” If you ask older Americans about the best times of their lives, many will point to a crisis of some kind that had

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10,000 Hours and Now an Expert

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Becoming an expert is difficult to do. Conventional wisdom, initially discovered by Anders Ericsson, says it takes 10,000 hours of study to be an authority in a particular topic. For 18 years, I taught leadership at a superb graduate school in Boston – Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts. If

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Storytelling and Story Tellers: Every Leader’s Responsibility

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The power of storytelling for leaders has been featured in this space in the past, but many CEOs and C-Level executives aren’t sure how to become a good storyteller. The good news is that it just takes a desire to do so, a little practice and following the tips in this recent Forbes

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