Let Go of that Ego. Leading Isn’t About YOU.

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I’ve recently started pulling together some guidance to share with people new to their leadership roles. Given how broad the topic is, there’s a lot of advice to share! There is one piece of wisdom that can take years to appreciate: harness

Keep Your Leadership Ego in Perspective

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As you progress in your leadership career and grow in influence, rank, and stature, never lose sight of the fact that you’re just a speck in an infinite universe, like every other human being who ever lived. It doesn’t matter how much

Naive Leaders And Their Comeuppance

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When described through a pair of rose-colored glasses, the idea of leadership as an easy career doesn’t do the naive leader any favors. Why? Because it’s not just misleading, it’s an outright lie. Leadership is messy, challenging, and you will

Leadership and the Art of Performance

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Edited January 2021 Leadership is a role, a part you play in front of many audiences. It’s a part that comes with many expected and unexpected demands. Finding the balance, what you are truly responsible for versus what you assume

We Should All be Like Woody

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It’s not often that I’ll be bought to tears while working. Yesterday morning, while pulling together material for an upcoming workshop on motivation, I was reminded of a getaway my wife Shannon and I had taken and an extraordinary person we met