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Coaching Moment – Telling the Truth Even When it’s Difficult

We’ve all been in a pressure point where a lie would be easier than the truth. In this quick 3-minute clip, Lee talks direct to all leaders about the long-term value of telling the truth even when it’s difficult. Watch this pep talk, and please share with others! Tweet This Read the article on this […]

How to Assess Your Leadership OCQ (Organizational Cultural Intelligence)

By John Purcell, Consultant and Leadership Behavior DNA Certified Advisor Why does the culture of your organization matter? It matters to the extent that it is supporting or holding you back from being all you can be, solving a critical problem, or taking advantage of an important opportunity. Let’s coin the term OCQ to stand […]

How to Be Vision-Driven and Practical – Operating in Paradox

Think about how many times a day that you must operate and act in paradox—two seemingly opposite principles like the list below –   Visionary and Practical Chaotic and Orderly Results-Driven and Relationships-Driven Competitive and Supportive Detached and Sensitive Bold and Cautious Quick and Patient Strong and Vulnerable Leader and Servant Tough and Compassionate Generalist and […]

Practical Ways to Change Your Thinking to Change Your Results – See Inside

Here’s a great checklist on how to get better results by changing your thinking from friend and consultant, Peter Chatel – “Thoughts lead to actions and actions to results. So, if you want to change your results, then change your thoughts! Try starting with these ten thought starters”: Think Big-Picture – look for the wholeness […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 14, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 2005, the video-sharing website YouTube was activated. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. What’s the leadership lesson? They created the platform to solve a problem of video-sharing with friends. What problems […]

Sharing the Love This Weekend for the Gary Sinise Foundation

During this weekend of celebrating love, we’d like to share our love for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Founded by actor, philanthropist, and friend, Gary Sinise, it honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build […]

Are you 40, 40, or 20? Find Your Leadership Tilt

40% of leaders are naturally results-oriented, 40% of leaders are naturally relationship-oriented, and 20% have characteristics of both. Which one are you? Be bold and learn more about your natural leadership tilt – Check it out, and please share!  

Advice on Getting Your Dreams to Become a Strategic Reality

Here’s quick leadership advice on getting your dreams to become a reality. We like Randy Samelson’s latest book, “Breakthrough: Unleashing the Power of a Proven Plan” because it’s simple, six-step planning model. Samelson says that “most dreams get stuck along the way to becoming reality. ‘Stuck’ is where dreams go to die.” To get unstuck, […]

How Do You Stay Aligned and Organized? See Inside

Leaders—we need your advice. What are the tools or processes you use to keep your team aligned and organized? It could be a product, online app, meeting process, etc.—anything that’s been valuable to you. Please share your comments and suggestions in this blog post – thank you!

Courageously Face Your Leadership Strengths and Struggles – Here’s How

Confronting our personal leadership strengths and struggles not always easy, but it is necessary to grow personally and professionally. Most of the time, the one thing holding us back from achieving vision and goals is ourselves! Many leaders have used the “Courageous Leader Package” as a personal development program. Learn More and see if it’s […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 7, 2016

On this day in leadership history, the E6B computer celebrates 75 Years of flight. Every pilot and navigator trained in the air force for more than 50 years had to be proficient in using this simple device, and it was so fast, tangible, visual, accurate, and easy to learn and simple to use with many […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 31, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1936, the radio show “The Green Hornet” debuted. Though both the police and the general public believe the Hornet to be a criminal, he used that perception to help him infiltrate the underworld, leaving behind for the police the criminals and any incriminating evidence he has found. Sometimes […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy”

The Latest Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some […]

What Kind of Excellence Do You Want to Accomplish? The Telltale Signs Revealed

What a great reminder about the balance between Excellence and Mediocrity! What kind of excellence are you aiming to accomplish? Compare your leadership style against the list below – “Your company is approaching an intersection. The light is green. Turn left and you’re headed toward Excellence. Turn right and you’re headed toward another kind of […]