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Leading People

Leading People

The old saying is true: if you claim to be a leader and you turn around and nobody is following you, you’re not a leader. You’re just out for a walk. The impact you have on people can, potentially, be positive and enduring. In the same way that good leaders before you...

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Why “Always Be Hustling” Is Bad Leadership Advice

Why “Always Be Hustling” Is Bad Leadership Advice

Updated August 2022 In the mid 1990's, a regional communications company launched a billboard advertising campaign that implored people to "Never Stand Still!" The underlying message was that to be successful, you must perpetually be on the go. God forbid you be...

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The Power of Influence

The Power of Influence

In this excerpt from his upcoming book, Leadership Two Words at a Time: Simple Truths for Leading Complicated People Bill explores the power of influence that leaders hold. Often this influence is simply those around you mimicking your attitudes and behaviors. As a...

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Supporting a New Leader

Supporting a New Leader

Taking on a new leadership role is always challenging. New responsibilities. New team members. And new roles to play. But today, as organizations are facing the Great Resignation, remote and hybrid work environments, and overall economic uncertainty, the challenges...

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Leading Away From Comfort

Leading Away From Comfort

Updated July 2022 It may surprise you that your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Why? Because people learn, develop, and progress in a zone of discomfort, not comfort. It is in the pursuit of challenges that are hard, scary, and uncomfortable that...

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A Tool Kit for Productive Meetings

A Tool Kit for Productive Meetings

Meetings. Love them or hate them, most of us have them on our schedule. In fact, there is a good chance you have one on your calendar today. In the era of hybrid and remote work, these seem to be happening at an even higher rate in an attempt to maintain communication...

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When Your Strengths Cast a Shadow

When Your Strengths Cast a Shadow

There’s been a lot written about “strength-based” development approaches in recent years. Research suggests that you’re better off building on your natural strengths and talents than trying to improve your weaknesses. The usefulness of the strength-based approach...

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