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The Optimal Leader: The Never Ending Desire To Improve

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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Mental Mindset: The Key To Success In Business and Life

I am on a mission to impact positively the world by developing our leadership effectiveness. As leaders, we make a significant difference in the lives of many people. I know how challenging this time has been for you and would like to make you a special offer to support you.

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COVID Fatigue: What it Takes to Navigate to the Future

  Many of the changes leaders are addressing were already happening before the pandemic struck; COVID just accelerated them. Most CEOs have been so busy coping with the changes wrought by COVID that they may not realize the CEO role is changing as well. Vistage Research and Insights offers an executive summary

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At What Stage of Grief Are We?

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)

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

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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A New World and a Different World – Leading in the COVID Era.

I have likened the COVID pandemic to a war. It’s an unconventional war given that we can’t “see” the enemy and one of our best weapons is to not engage with it  (i.e. social distancing, masks, lockdowns’ etc.) but to “starve it to death.” But in any war, a leader has

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What is Possible: Back to The Future

Every year the World Economic Forum invites a group of technology leaders to look ahead at how their work will affect the future.  These “Technology Pioneers” provide a five-year look ahead at how their work will alter our world by 2025. These visionaries and entrepreneurs each contributed a paragraph that

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The Post-Zoom World: What’s Next?

You know a product has arrived when it becomes a verb.   We “Google” what we want to know;  now we “Zoom” to have an online meeting.  Zoom was not the only videoconferencing technology before Corona arrived, but it quickly became the prevailing standard by solving a bunch of slight problems

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A Restructuring Primer: Are you Ready?

When War World II finally tilted in favor of the Allies with victory in North Africa, Winston Churchill celebrated the victory but with a cautionary tone in a speech in which he warned  “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end; but it

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