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GOLDILOCKS, PORCUPINES & CHAMELEONS – PART 1B: INNER CORE & OUTER RING CONNECTION

In our last blog we discussed the three circles that a leader operates within: the non-negotiable, unchanging inner core and his or her contextually generated attitudes, decisions and actions. The leadership challenge is to keep the inner core and outer ring operating in the “Goldilocks zone,” meaning a just right” relationship between the inner core and […]

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GOLDILOCKS, PORCUPINES & CHAMELEONS – PART 1

What is the “Goldilocks Zone” and how can leaders become stronger by getting into sync with it? One of the many challenges that leaders face is to keep the inner core and outer ring, which we will discuss in this blog, operating in the “Goldilocks Zone”, meaning a “just right” relationship with expressing ones beliefs and […]

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Executing the vision

LEADERSHIP BY MAGICAL THINKING

The announcement of a new tomorrow is necessary to begin the journey to the future. But it is just the beginning.  The vision must not only be widely understood and passionately embraced.  If it is to be genuinely transforming, it must be effectively executed and powerfully sustained. There is the leadership work of conceiving and […]

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LEADERSHIP & PERSISTENCE: THE LESSON OF BAMBOO

 Sooner or later, leaders confront the three hard truths of persistence. To review: (1) Initial success is no guarantee of future success. (2) There are no shortcuts to enduring success. (3) Life is hard so those who want to succeed must work hard. Nothing good comes easy or fast.  Life is hard and the leadership […]

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Whats Your Mission? written on red road sign

POWER OF PRIORITY SERIES: FOCUSING YOUR PASSION

Purpose connects us to our reason for living.  Passion is the power to live out our purpose.  Priorities focus our passion, and order our days and decades to accomplish our purpose. The dictionary definition of a priority is that which is granted or assigned precedence in time, order or importance; that which goes first and […]

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